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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by WeirdFish, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. WeirdFish

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    I was talking to a friend last night trying to convince him that nows as good as time as any to buy a dvd recorder, regardless of format, and he asked me a question about HDD recorders. I have sky+ so I didnt know, but I know a lot of people that probably do :D

    If you've recordered something onto a HDD and then want to back it up to dvd, does this happen in real time or is it a quick data transfer.

    When you back up sky+ you have to play back the program while recording it onto dvd, so it takes however long the program is. Is this the same with HDD/DVD recorders?

    Thanks

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    Wierdfish, Only recorders at the upper end of the market (Panasonic E100 and one or two more), will allow high speed dub onto DVD-R. With the E100, this can only be done if the recording on the HDD is transferred at the same encoding rate.

    Typically, with an HDD/DVD combo, it's best to record from the source (Sky+) to the HDD at the highest possible quality, before editing & dubbing to DVD-R using a slightly lower quality setting. After all, you only get 1 hour at best quality on a DVD-R, so more often that note, you'll be compromising between quality and amount of contents on a disc.
     
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    Just leave the machine dubbing and go to work or to bed depending on the time of day, it doesnt matter then how long it takes.
     
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    at the highest rate how long can you fit onto the hard disc 9hrs or so?
     
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    - High speed dubbing (4X -R, 2X -RW) can also be performed by the pioneer 5100h (and 510H, 610H, 515H, 710H).
    Burning at full speed (-R) on the 5100h: max 15 minutes + max 2 minutes to finalize.

    - The panny E100 has a 80 and 120 GB HDD- model dependent, if I recall correctly.

    - At highest bitrate settings +- 10Mbps will get you 17.5 hours on a 80GB HDD (i.e. in FINE-XP mode).
    In SP mode -4.5 mbps- you get about 35 hours on a 80GB HDD.

    - Thus one the future Sony models, at that same bitrate (cause Sony will support one even higher maximum bitrate) with 320 GB HDD that would mean 70 hours in FINE/XP mode.
     
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    yeah sorry I was thinking of the 40Gb HS2
     
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    The HS2 offers 9 hours at XP.It will also do high speed dubbing,but only using HDD-RAM,or vice versa
     
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    Thanks.

    :)
     

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