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Help! which model?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by dpnpg, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. dpnpg

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    Hi all!
    am about to make my first purchase of a DVD recorder but I do not know where 2 start.
    I can spend up to £300, it has to be multi-region and able to record on dvd-rw.
    I was going to buy the the Pioneer DVR3100 but it has been discontinued .
    Any suggestions ??

    thanx in advance. :laugh:
     
  2. Eyeball

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    Hi dpnpg,

    I'm not too clued up on this kinda stuff but I'm also in the process of getting my first DVD recorder. I've done a bit of research and asked around too and the Toshiba rd-xs32 seems to be quite good, also a chunk of 'experts' on here say it worth the money although the cheapest one I've found is around £384 which is a little more than your budget but may be worth looking at.

    S
     
  3. Rasczak

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    The DVD recorders that fulfill this requirement are:
    - JVC DMR10
    - Pioneer 220
    - Sony GX3
    - Toshiba DR1

    There are (obviously) others but these are the best of the bunch. Each has their pros and cons: but how these effect you will depend upon how you want to use your DVD recorder, i.e. recording from Sky/Freeview, recording from a digital camcorder, archiving from VHS etc. Can you give us more info.

    For your information the Pioneer 220 is the direct replacement for the Pioneer 3100 you had decided to buy.

    A final point is that, as Eyeball mentions in his post, you could alot worse than the Toshiba RDXS32. As a HDD/DVDR combo it is alot more flexible than just a standalone DVD recorder and if you can possibly stretch your budget that far that do so!

    NB: Links are for information only and may not be the cheapest price!
     
  4. dpnpg

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    thx for all the info, I will be transfering all my old VHS tapes,
    am looking at the Panasonic- DMR E55 or the Pioneer 220.

    which ones best ?
     
  5. BlackRaven

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    Here would be a good place to start.
     
  6. jtfab75

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    had my panasonic now for 3 months,like you i wasn't sure which 1 to buy.this dvd recorder is fantastic ,easy to set up and copy vhs to dvd (i done this about 20 times now with no problem)
    i use dvd-r discs to copy from vhs and dvd ram (just use 1) to record from tv.
     
  7. Lyricman

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    I would recommend you try and find an extra £80 or so and get a HD recorder makes everything so easy not having to search for a disc to record on when you are in a hurry. See my threads on the Pioneeer 420.
     
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    Be warned you cannot use dvd-rw disks on the dmr-55
     
  9. dpnpg

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    thanx 4 all ur help,
    i'm gonna get the Pioneer 220.....
     

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