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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Rob Sheep, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Rob Sheep

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    Hi Guys, can someone help? I want to buy a DVD recorder, I've read tons of reviews but I'm still scratching my head. I've looked at the Sony GX-7 but it looks a little over priced. So I've had the GX-3 suggested to me (Multi-region) for £429, is this a good price and what does anyone think of the player? As a note, I'll be using it to watch bought DVD's and will only make the odd recording, I need to know if the picture quality is as good as the GX-7. The idea of having one box instead of two appeals to my wife (yeah, OK under the thumb and all that but you know how it is). I look forward to any info.:clap:
     
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    According to reviews the sony is the best recorder out there for picture quality, another thing to note is that you can get it for around £390 multiregion on the internet.

    Frank
     
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    Thanks Frankie D, I'm going to go and have a look at one tomorrow.
     
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    I got my GX3 from Comet (yeah I know!) and paid £450 for a standard region2 machine.
    I was impatient at the time but even so do not regret it for one second,great machine even if I did pay over the odds for it!
     
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    Thanks Smallman28!
     
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    With the HS2 HDD/DVDR combo now going for £499,paying the prices asked for the Sony is a bit of a waste.The addition of +RW to the Sony is little more than a gimmick.It does not offer all the features of +RW,and does not record to +R at all.
     
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    Unless he's not interested in editing and just wants the best possible PQ.

    And for that the GX7 blows the HS2 I once had into the weeds.
     
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    Thanks, PQ is top of the list each time, the recording side of it will only ever be used once or twice a week, I just want to make sure that 1. The PQ is high, 2. It is easy to use (wife friendly), 3. the disks will work on friends and families machines.
     
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    The only "problem" I have found with the GX3 (same as most probably) is it is slow to do anything,when you load a blank disc it takes a little while to recognise the disc and then format it ready for use.
    It's not a case of sticking a disc straight in and pressing record,you have to plan ahead and be ready when what you want to record starts.
    I got the GX3 as it records in RGB which I wanted for the best possible picture quality from Sky and the fact that the -R/-RW format was compatable wtih my laptop as well,the +RW capability for me was an "extra" and not something I was too worried about.
    It depends on how "friendly" your wife wants the machine to be,if it is just to play discs then its the same as a normal machine,if you want to record there is a bit more to it.
    In order for any discs you record to be playable on a "normal" player the disc will need to be finalized as it wont be recognised by the other machines.
     
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    Is GX-7 PQ/SQ same as GX-3?
    Someone must have done an A/B comparison to find out why it costs double!
     
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    Look on pricerunner
    The price of the gx3 was down to £230 last week
    The same price i paid for a pioneer 220
    still top price on the high st
     
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    Make sure you get a multi region player. Slightly more expensive, btu if you're prepared to order from Canada/USA etc.. you'll save a fortune on uk prices, even internet prices. i.e. brand new film releases are £11 inc del from dvdsoon, (Canada), but usually £15 from play.com, (uk versions). Plus you'll often get them months in advance etc...

    Have you thought about Panasonics dmr 85? with 80 GB HDD, ram/-r compatibility and pal/ntsc progressive outputs, I feel it offers far better value for money than Sony's range of recorders. Can be bought for £450 on the net and seems to be the number 1 dvd recorder for a number of HC mags at the moment. How it compares with with the Sony in terms of playback of pre-recorded dvd's 'm not exactly sure. Still it's always scored 5/5 for playback in mag reviews.
     
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    There are 160Gb HDD recorders available for around£450
     
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    where? which models etc....all the 160GB models I have seen are in the £650+ price range. i.e. Pan 95.
     
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    You can pick up the 160GB JVC MH30 for around £520, the Panasonic E95 for around £620 and the Pioneer 720 for around £570.
     
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