DVD recorder with PS

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sirjohnofbalham

Guest
Now that PAL progressive scan has been given the go-ahead, who's going to be the first out with a DVD recorder with PALPS?
 

fredl

Standard Member
Apparently the asian version of DVDR895 does PAL-PS out of the box. Do a search on avsforum for more info.
 

Kirk

Standard Member
Am I right in saying that they can only record in Dolby Digital 2.0 though? Regardless of source, Sky+ for example?
 

Kirk

Standard Member
Yep I agree, I think I worded my original question wrongly.

I was asking if all DVD recorders can only do DD 2.0 in lieu of 5.1

For me, that makes it a bit of a disapointment, the same is true of Sky+ itself, the number of programes that broadcast 5.1 does not justify the price.

And the outlay of £300 + £10 a month ontop of your subscription, plus the additional £12 a month if you want to keep your existing Digibox up and running in another room makes it FAR from a good deal :-(

Sky broadcasting DD5.1, Widescreen & a seperate Combi DVD-R/HD Recorder (that can actually record 5.1) would be a dream come true! :D
 

Bob Todd

Banned
Originally posted by Kirk
Yep I agree, I think I worded my original question wrongly.

I was asking if all DVD recorders can only do DD 2.0 in lieu of 5.1

For me, that makes it a bit of a disapointment, the same is true of Sky+ itself, the number of programes that broadcast 5.1 does not justify the price.

And the outlay of £300 + £10 a month ontop of your subscription, plus the additional £12 a month if you want to keep your existing Digibox up and running in another room makes it FAR from a good deal :-(

Sky broadcasting DD5.1, Widescreen & a seperate Combi DVD-R/HD Recorder (that can actually record 5.1) would be a dream come true! :D

surely some of these recorders have the ability to record 5.1, its simply disabled in the firmware?
 

fredl

Standard Member
No they haven't. The unconfirmed theory is that it is a request from the studios to. Also a 5.1 stream would require more space which already is limited on the 4.7GB discs. A PC DVD-R of course can burn DVD:s with any type of sound track.
 

Skid Solo

Standard Member
Just been in to Curry's and I was told that the Philips DVDR880 can record in 5.1 from a 5.1 source such as SKY+, even the Currys advertising cardboard that the unit was mounted in had detaisl of this.

I think someone should tell Curry's or perhaps tell Philips that there product has some extra features !!!
 

Jasonjo

Well-known Member
Hmmm....advice from Currys...that'll be accurate because they really know their stuff when it comes to AV gear....:p
 

fredl

Standard Member
That would be a neat trick! The last time I checked it didn't have a digital input (coax or optical)
 
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sirjohnofbalham

Guest
I can now answer my own question - it's Philips with the DVDR1000Mk11. Looks promising. See news section for details.
 

michaelab

Active Member
The Philips DVDR 1000MkII only has PAL prog. scan on material you've recorded yourself, not on pre-recorded PAL DVDs. It came out before PAL prog. scan was given the go ahead. This is presumably alterable via a firmware update though.

Michael.
 
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jmack

Guest
yes the philips 890 has progressive scan pal/ntsc with component imput and out
 

fredl

Standard Member
yes the philips 890 has progressive scan pal/ntsc with component imput and out

Aren't you confusing Component vs Component RGB Input / Output?

AFAIK there isn't even a component connector on the the European version.
 

michaelab

Active Member
I have an 890 and it doesn't have component out or prog. scan.

The player shown at www.hivizone.com is the US version of the 890. The US version certainly has component in/out instead of SCART sockets because the US doesn't use SCART. The European version has RGB in/out on the SCART sockets.

As to prog scan, the European version doesn't have that either. There's no mention of it in my manual and also no DCDi/Faroudja logos anywhere. This is likely since PAL prog. scan isn't legal yet and NTSC prog. scan in Europe is only useful to a few enthusiasts (like us), not the mass martket the player is aimed at.

At US$1200 the US 890 is also considerably more expensive than the European version.

So just to reiterate: any 890 available in Europe does not have component out or prog. scan.

Michael.
 
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Xeonic

Guest
I think philips have confused the issue themselves, referring to "a component input" on the european models in their literature. They are in fact talking about scart RGB, as opposed to three phono YUV or the like. Of course R,G,B is a componentized (sp??) signal, but the wording is probably laziness in the technical writing since they are using same term can be used for both markets.
 

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