Is it possible to buy a DVD Recorder which supports DivX and/or Xvid?

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  1. bradavon78

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    * Preferably from a decent make.
    * DVD-Audio and/or SACD support would be the icing on the cake but it's not essential
    * I'd prefer it to support both plus and minus recording formats but either is worth considering
    * Ideally it would have two scarts
    * Ideally it would support RGB loop-through.

    Thanks
     
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    The DP-558 will record to HDD only, the DVD part is a playback device only.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    I'm not looking to record into DivX or Xvid just that it plays them. A standard DVD recorder is what I want.

    Do Kiss make a DVD Recorder?
     
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    Good link KDH - I will add that machine to my 'Which DVD Recorder?' article at the next opportunity.
     
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    Thanks KDH. It has two scarts and RGB loop-through too!

    That player looks very nice, it's a pity it doesn't support DVD-R as well but that's only a minor niggle.

    I have three questions regarding this player:

    1. I take it no one else apart from that reviewer has an issue with the brightness on the scart if using RGB?
    2. Can this be bought multi-region or is a handset hack available?
    3. I see it has a USB port and can read a USB memory stick but what about a MP3 DAP (i.e - Ipod)? Such as the iRiver that assigns itself a drive letter in windows just like a memory stick.

    Could you then play music through it using this and/or JPEG?

    If anyone knows?
     
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    I have just bought a Kiss-558 (though not managed to plug it in yet). I figured that with the Ethernet connection there is no need for a DVD recorder built-in - I can just FTP what I want to the PC and burn onto disc there! Everyone wins that way...
     
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    How does the network connection work? Does it appear as a drive in Windows?
     
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    From what I read in the instructions you can access the drive as an ftp folder and do the transfers that way - you have to use a program that comes with the machine to transfer files bigger than 4Gb but other than that yes it will appear as a drive. Will try and remember to post after I have got it set up this weekend..
     
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    Thanks. Please do.
     
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    It seems that you run a windows service on the PC and then you can just browse your 'monitored' files on the player and play them as required, straight from your PC. For the other way around you just look at an ftp address on your network to see what is on the Kiss hard disk - recorded files there are stored as .vob files. You can transfer each way with ftp!

    Bl*&y marvellous system, although there are a few bugs that seem to get ironed out by various people on the web. Kiss seem to be pretty good at updating firmwares which is simple to do.

    De-regioning was easy too!

    HTH
    Adrian
     
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    Wow thanks Rosbif that sounds amazing.

    What speed is your network? What speed is the network card in the player? I'd probably use a wireless connection, is this possible? I ask because my DVD player is the other side of the house to my pc.

    What are the bugs?
     
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    I just have a standard 100Mb network connection - watched a couple of movies over it yesterday so now there is no need to burn them onto disk, just get them straight off the hard drive on the PC!

    I would imagine it is possible to use a wireless connection - just connect a wireless access point to the ethernet connection on the back of the DVD player...

    There seems to be a problem when you look at empty folders on the DVD player - it either seems to hang but in reality it just spends ages looking for nothing. I will ask on one of the kiss forums if anyone else is having the same problem.

    Seems like the perfect complement to me though with a SKY+ box - I'll try copying a recording from that to the kiss player and then burn it to a DVD on the PC when I get a chance - that way I can record stuff on SKY and then take it away with me to work and watch on my laptop!
     
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    PS - the Kiss has two options for the scart - component or RGB - which should I use for the best quality?
     
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    rosbif, component is better then RGB; however looking at your current set-up, I believe that the scart video card for the panny monitors is not component compatible (only s-video, composite and rgb).

    I am thinking of getting a panny monitor myself probably the PHD7 and had also thought about getting the KISS for the same reasons as yourself (no need to burn discs to get it onto a PC. I'd be really interested to know of any forums as I have heard that the 5?? is quite buggy and was thinking of waiting until the 600 comes out in the summer. What is the picture quality like from DVD? I want to make sure it is good enough to make the most of the monitor. Also have you tried a dual layer DVD+R yet?
     
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    I too am very interested in a Kiss machine that can be networked. Does it play a squence of VOB files seamlessly from a network PC or is there a slight pause as it moves from one file to another? If you copy an entire DVD to your PC can you use the menus/chapters on when playing the PC held files on the KISS? How is fast forwards/backwards? Any more answers/comments much appreciated. I looked at the KISS machines about 18 months ago and decided to wait a while - there is always something around the corner!
     
  18. bradavon78

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    Two Questions please:

    1.Do Kiss make a HD and DVD Recorder in one? I don't think they do. They seem to be more interested in the HD + Network techie world.

    2. Do Kiss make a DVD Recorder with DivX and Xvid support? Their site only lists the 508 which doesn't have a DVD Recoder.
     

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