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E50 only supports Panasonic DVD-RAM disks?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Reepicheep, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Reepicheep

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    I was in Currys at lunch time looking at the E50 and there was a notice next to it stating that the recorder will only use Panasonic onw brand DVD-RAM disks - is this the case (can you get other brands of DVD-RAM disks?)?
     
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    you can get other discs, you should have a search on here to see what people use.
     
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    I was in Currys at the weekend. I heard the seasonal staff tell this couple "oh I really don't know a lot about DVD recorders but DVD-RAM were being phased out and he really should buy a Philips machine as +R is the best rewritable format"

    Yet more misinformation!
     
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    I use the Datasafe ones from www.ukdvdr.co.uk on my E50.
    £4.65 each and they work with no problems at all, great service too!
     
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    I noticed this in Dixons/Currys, I'm a + fan but would agree that the Panny has its attractions. However, it seems that DSG is getting on the + bandwagon and pushing the format with the Philips and Grundig and also the 1/2 price + discs at the moment.

    I still can't believe that the Panny E50 can't use - RW; perhaps that is what the notice was trying to say.
     
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    There is no reason for the E50 to use -RW because it uses DVD-RAM which IMHO is far superior because you get great features like "Timeslip" and "chasing Playback" :cool:
     
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    A thread that is negative towards the Panasonic? I thought that I'd never see the day...

    I've had the e60 for a month and it's fantastic, buy one today :)

    Regards

    Dude
     
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    Sort of tricky to edit and then loan to your mate who's only got your average DVD player i.e. doen't play RAM. How do you get it from RAM to -R?
     
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    This lending to your mate argument is totally overstated. With VHS, I only ever loaned or borrowed a couple of tapes in 20 odd years, and we all know what kind of tapes those were ;)

    BTW, DVD-RW is not editable when recorded in compatible mode (video mode as opposed to VR mode) so there's little to gain by Panasonic including it on their machines given that dvd-r is so cheap it's almost throwaway anyway.

    There's no "best" recording format. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, so you have to make a decision on where your priorities lie. For example, I don't envisage ever lending out my recordings and I have no need to play my recordings in other machines. However, I do want reliable, durable discs and I couldn't live without features like timeslip, chasing playback, RGB in, and (last but not least) flexible record. My priorities are met by dvd-ram in caddies and Panasonic recorders so it's an easy decision for me.
     
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    DSG probably getting bigger mark ups on the 2 mentioned m/c`s
    imho
    all 3 companys being bottom of most customer satisfaction lists.
    plus they would just love one format, so they could take us to the cleaners
     

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