Whilst the Pioneeer 3100 is a reasonable, budget, machine you'd be down-grading quite dramatically if you replaced your E100 with this. The 3100 does not do RGB in which means you'd no longer be able to record in best quality format from Sky (you'd have to use S-Video instead). You'd also loose the ease of editting offered by a HDD.I'm thinking of getting a Pioneer DVR 3100 with Sky + to replace my DMR E100
Originally posted by jedi55
I would import a good VCR from America but it would probably cost a fortune in import tax. I don't know of anyone who sells American VCRs in the UK.
Your joking right? More expensive models do a reasonable job at it, i.e. Panasonic, JVC S-Video variants, but for the most part they are dire with faded, washed out colours. Certainly, whatever the machine, a PAL60 conversion from NTSC will always be the poorer than the original.Most VCR's from the shops now do decent NTSC playback
But then he would have to sacrifice his £700 E100 in favour of buying a VCR that is maybe £100 more expensive than a similarly specified alternative! If he has a large collection of NTSC tapes to transfer to DVDR then a multi-format VCR is by far the best option quality wise.Just get a cheap one from Comet and it will save you a fortune
It's not a question of whether DVD-RW works with the PlayStation - it's a question of whether DVD-RW VR mode works with it. Most Sony DVD players support it but I'm not sure if the PS2 does? Something you should check anyway.as long as DVD-RW works with the latest version of the playstation 2