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ILink, what are the benefits ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by shaf, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. shaf

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    Hi

    I have sky+ and desparately need a DVD recorder as my sky+ HD disk is full (250GB). I also need to transfer my video-camera videos to the DVD recorder.

    I am in the process of looking for a DVD recorder and I think the Panasonic DMREH50 is what I want but there is something missing (always is) ILink. But I can easily hook up the camera via S-video, right ?

    What are the benefits of ILink ?
    Is it speed or quality ?
    or something else ?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    IME better picture quality. Also since the devices are talking to each other the DVD recorder synchro-stop and start the camera for recording purposes, camera recording info is captured and the recorder can auto chapter for different scenes or dates.
     
  3. shaf

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    Thanks for the reply sinclair.

    So it can also iteract better with the camera using ilink. I think I can live without that to be honest and therefore think the Panasonic DMREH50 should be a good choice. Or should I wait ?

    The cheapest I have seen it is around £285, is that a good price ?
     
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    Isn't i-link an all-digital transfer whereas s-video is analogue?
    If it's a digital video camera I would try to get one with i-link. Or just use your PC..
     
  5. shaf

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    hi sjw,

    Very good point, come to think of it I currently capture using s-video to my PC (using a Canopus ADVC50 DV converter), so my video is being converted Digital->Anlogue->Digital. And to be honest, I am happy with the quality. Having ILink would be a nice to have for me, I think.

    I like the feature of the Panasonic which can store 4H of video on disk and me being a cricket fan, would need that space.
     

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