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DVD recorder with HDD?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Gameplayers, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Gameplayers

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to copy some dvd, but not sure if i should get a dvd recorder with or without HDD.

    Which one would be quicker to copy dvd? as in making a few copies of the original disc?

    would a dvd recorder with HDD be quicker?

    Many thanks
     
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    I'm assuming these aren't copyrighted DVDs (which would generally have protection to block copies).

    DVD with HDD would be quicker for multiple copies, as you could copy once to HDD (this will take "real time" assuming it is a DVD-Video), then use high speed dub to burn.

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    is it possible to high speed read and high speed write?

    also how long does it normally take in high speed mode?
     
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    You can only "high speed read" with a disc recorded in VR mode (e.g. a DVD-RAM disc on the Toshiba or Panasonics).

    The write speed depends on the recorder and type of disc. For DVD-R, a 4x recorder (like the Toshiba XS32 I have) can dub a full disc in 15 minutes. An 8x recorder can do it in half that time.

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    The latest Pioneers with HDD's has 120x copying from HDD to DVD (1 hour in 30 seconds).
     
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    Beware the marketing spin... the fastest discs available are 16x. With a 16x disc you can write a "full disc" in something like 4 minutes.
    Now that full disc could be 1 hour at best quality, or it could be 8 hours at the lowest quality setting. So yes, if you assume the lowest quality setting, then a full disc containing 8 hours could be dubbed with a 16x disc in 4 minutes - or 30 seconds per hour.

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    Is it possible to copy a DVD on the Tosh 34 direct to the HDD as I can't see how to do this.

    Thanks,

    Martin
     
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    Yes - there are 2 methods, depending on the type of disc.

    If it is a VR disc, use High Speed Dubbing (e.g. DVD-RAM, or even DVD-RW in VR mode, though I've never tried this. The XS32/34 won't create DVD-RW in VR, so these discs would need to be from another recorder). With HSD, you can specify the from and to destination. So if you've done HSD from HDD to DVD, just change the source and destination. Look in the manual for "dubbing selected items".

    If it is a DVD-Video, then use "Line-U dubbing". This essentially plays the DVD, and at the same time records it to HDD. Look in the manual for "Line-U dubbing".

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