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HS2 - a few operating questions

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Phil.LFC, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Phil.LFC

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    Starting to use my new superb HS2 a lot now, but have a few (probably simple) questions:

    Are PLAYLISTS mainly used for Camcorder editing, or would you use them for normal TV editing?

    I have used PARTIAL ERASE to remove adverts, etc - is this the best way?

    Is it really necessary to set a MANUAL RECORDING LEVEL?

    LPCM sound? - the (dodgy) manual says this is better for XP recording but also says it will reduce picture quality??

    To record from Sky+, I have used XP mode to the HDD then copied (1h45 worth) to a DVD-R at SP mode. Would it be better to copy to the DVD-R with FR mode?

    Can I play a DVD whilst recording from Sky+ to the HDD?


    Any advice would be most welcome by myself, and other "new" HS2 users probably:)
     
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    I got my HS2 yesterday and am figuring it out too.

    The only answer I know for sure is that you can record to HDD while viewing a DVD.

    It's not necessary as far as i can tell to set a manual recording level.
     
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    Yes as far as I know.

    Yes it would give a marginally better quality. SP mode gives 2 hours recording - you only need 1Hr45mins so it would be slightly better.

    Yes and No. If you are recording in PAL you won't be able to playback an NTSC DVD but you can playback a PAL DVD.

    As for Playlists and LPCM sound, I haven't used them.
     
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    Play Lists & partial Erase can achieve the same goals....

    One reason I'll use a Play List is when I want to dub a single programme to DVD-R compiled from seperate programmes on the HDD....

    Another is to seperate out selected videos from a couple hours of footage... This could also be done with multiple divides & partial erases though.

    Basically, you've got flexibility to do things as you want to do them....
     
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    Playlists retain the unedited footage-partial erase is not retrievable once edited,but its simpler to use.
     
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