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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by nmbradley, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. nmbradley

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    I know that 00's of people have probably asked this question but please humour me as I am new to the DVD world.

    I am about to buy a DVD and know next to nothing about them. Having read a few reviews I have narrowed my choice down to the following:

    Toshiba RDSX32 - Panasonic 85HEBS - Philips 720

    Question is, will they do the following:

    1. Allow me to record to disc from HDD?
    2. Record to disc and play on another machine?
    3. Fast re-record from HDD to disc?
    4. Offer video+ or some other idiot proof way of ensuring correct recording times?
    5. Do any/all of them offer a facility which records the name and date of the programme that you have recorded?
    6. Allow me to plug a Freeview box in?

    Thanks and any other major differences would be useful.
     
  2. dempsey

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    Yes to all for the Panasonic, not sure about the others havent used them.

    D
     
  3. phelings

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    The Tosh does all you need at a good price.The Panny uses RAM which do not play in other machines.The Philips lacks proper editing,rate conversion and does not allow direct recording to dvd.
     
  4. SDHoward

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    The toshiba does all those, but you have to enter the titles manually, however if its a series or something its easy to reuse a previous recordings settings or set it up weekly etc.
    I quite like ram.. but having the options of -RW and -R are good.

    BTW my eight year old daughter has had fun chopping up art-attack and creating thumbs and titles for the chapters.

    have fun
    Steve
     
  5. HMHB

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    The Panny also uses DVD-R which is the most compatible format. Most people who own the E85 won't ever use RAM.
     
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    Think I would replace Philip 720 with Pioneer DVR420.


    hmm... or should I replace the Tosh with Pioneer thus the list now become :

    Pioneer DVR420 - Panasonic 85HEBS - Philips 720

    :D obviously I am taking the Ps :D
     
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    Those with an E85 may at some point want to watch a rewritable dvd in another player upstairs,or in the kitchen,or in the kids room, or a PS2 or an Xbox.An E85 is not much use then
     

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