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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Bob Todd, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Bob Todd

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    all these so called Hi Def possibilities keep getting put on Hold or delayed.

    I have this brand spanking new Sharp 32" GA3e and I want the best out of it now.

    I have noticed DVHS players are becoming very popular now HDTV has really taken off in the states, is it worth getting one of these DVHS machines?

    I have noticed many a good movie available and the prices for the tapes are not too expensive.

    anyone know which DVHS player to go for?
     
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    DVHS is probably one of the best ways of currently viewing HD. I've had a DVHS machine for nearly a year now & the HD quality is outstanding :smashin: .

    :smoke:
     
  3. Bob Todd

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    Kramer which model did u get?

    and did u import it or buy it from a UK importer?
     
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    I also have a DVHS player for about a year now, the picture quality is jaw dropping good.

    Try Henry at CRT Projectors, they have reduced the price for the JVC HM4000DU to £ 599, a bit of a drop from the £999 I paid for it.

    However, if you have a HDMI input on your LCD then i would go for the latest machine which is about £ 50 more, also from CRT Projectors.

    Good luck
     
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    yes but every time I see that machine it doesnt say it supports D-Thearter like the 4000
     
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    also what would u choose for the first Tape in my collection?

    I was thinking Master and Commander?

    I can get it from DVD box office for under 19 quid
     
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    The JVC 30000u, 40000u and the latest 5u model ALL play D-Theater tapes. The main differences are that the 40000 and 5u support DTS output and the 5u has an HDMI output. The 5u has a better tape transport than the 30k & 40k (though the 40k is a decent enough machine) so if there isn't much price difference that is probably the model to go for.
     
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    do any of u guys know when the Lord of the rings trilogy are gonna be on DVHS
     
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    guys I have been doing some checking, and I can get one of these imported for 310 quid, I know I may have to pay another 80-100 customs but thats still 250 cheaper then CRTProjectors.

    can anyone sugest a good US->UK power convertor to get and from where?
     
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    Lord of the Rings (apart from private recordings) will never be on D-VHS. Warner never supported D-VHS but LOTR may well be an early title on HD-DVD in late 2005/early 2006. There are shortages on some D-VHS titles these days so I would strongly advise anyone to order a title if they want it and see it available.

    Maplin, RS, CPC or similar will do a cheap 230->110v transformer.
     
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    do u know a website that posts info of upcoming releases?
     
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    if you've got the money to waste, go ahead as DVHS looks great. mind, it'll be dead pretty soon, altho its hard to get people to admit it was ever alive. it'll make laserdisc and videodisc look like massive successes in comparison. a shame, but thats life i'm afraid. investing in a pc that'll work as a HTPC and also allow limitless future upgrades is a better investment, as DVHS is pretty much JVCs little experiment that won't even make it to these shores.

    but if you have the money to waste, go ahead. lucky git :D
     
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    D-VHS has become more popularin the US since HDTV has taken off, it will be a while before Blue Ray and HD-DVD take off so its still gonna grow for a while
     
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    What's the point spending money on a system that will be obsolete within 2 years or so? :confused:
     
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    so u can enjoy lustful hidef now
     
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    D-VHS will stick around as a recording medium for HDTV in the states until HD-DVD and Blu-Ray come down in price. Think about it - a $3 S-VHS tape is a pretty economical way to record 3 hours of HDTV compared to a current price $25 blank Blu-Ray disc.

    As far as a pre-recorded medium is concerned you're correct. D-VHS is nearing the end. However, for the next 12 months it is the only viable legitimate way to watch any significant HDTV in the UK.

    D-VHS has never been a big seller but it has meant that I have been able to watch HDTV at home in the UK for 3 years whilst nobody else (apart from other D-VHS deck owners) has and for that reason I am very grateful to it.
     

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