HDD DVD Recorder or HTPC

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Daftboy, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Daftboy

    Daftboy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    505
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +12
    Right, I've been sitting here trying to work this out, and I hope it's the right forum.

    DVD recorders with HDD are aprx £600.00

    If I bought a HTPC, something like a Asus Digitmatrix, I can then for a cost of about £450.00 have in theory a DVD recorder with HDD and also the software will be more flexible.
    From what I can also see, I can then use the DVI port to link up my projector.

    Does anyone know the pro's and cons for either set-up before I splash out on either?:confused:

    Thanking you.......
     
  2. nunew33

    nunew33
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,736
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Lytham St Annes, where people are put out to grass
    Ratings:
    +2
    RDXS32 dvd REC WITH hdd £415 HAS PROG SCAN/ rgb IN/DV IN ETC

    No ideas of pros and cons, for me its having a built for purpose box rather than a general purpoise box ( I also work with PCs and dont want to look at one while im trying to relax)
     
  3. Daftboy

    Daftboy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    505
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +12
    I see where your coming from.
    I suppose the watching of DVD's won't be a problem as it has a very clever front end that is controlled via the RC. I suppose the only snag is when you wan't to burn DVD's and you have to use something like Nero.

    BTW, Have you seen the Asus Digimax case?
    It's better looking than some of the AV equipment I already have. Always the way ehh...
     
  4. nunew33

    nunew33
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,736
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Lytham St Annes, where people are put out to grass
    Ratings:
    +2
    I alsoi want an edit deck fro hiome movies. Have tried the PC Adobe Premiere route and after several overnight failed renderings want something that will do it real time!
     
  5. puddleduck

    puddleduck
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,853
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lake District, near as dammit
    Ratings:
    +59
    I have a Panasonic E55 and do my editing and burning from DVD-RAM to DVD+R on my PC - seems to be a good solution, as long as you have a DVD-RAM capable reader.
     
  6. Daftboy

    Daftboy
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Messages:
    505
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +12
    I assume the S32 is an import as the only model I can find is the s30 @ £550.00.

    Good point about the DVD-RAM thing Andy. I'll have to have a look and see what's about. Cheers for the advice.
     
  7. nunew33

    nunew33
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,736
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Lytham St Annes, where people are put out to grass
    Ratings:
    +2
    Daftboy Unbeatable have it advertised and state 2 week delay from ordering to delivery. Checked with Toshiba UK and the UK model XS32 is about to be released. I will call unbeatable today and ask if they are grey imports or UK stock. Assumed they were UK stock but better to be safe than sorry
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice