Is this a good buy?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Kirk, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Kirk

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    Hi Peeps!

    I was just wondering what you chaps think of the Richer Sounds Deal to get a Philips DVDR75 (Multi region) for £219.95?



    Is this a decent enough DVD Recorder in peoples general opinion?

    I know this is a bit of a vague question, but I am needing to buy a replacment DVD Player for my old Toshiba SD-2109 which has just bitten the dust after many years of faithfull service and it has occured to me that this may be an interesting replacement. (giving the abiity to ditch the vcr as well!)

    Just wondering how it stands up to the standards set by the current range of Panasonic Recorders and what not?

    I would appreciate your thoughts...cheers.

    Kirk

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    I wouldn't bother with a Philips rcorders as they have been known to be unreliable (particuarly the 880 series). However, I know somone with a new model and has similar problems.

    I have a Panasonic and unless you want to make RW discs that are playable on other players, it is a excellent choice. I don't have that need.

    The Panasonic uses RAM instead of RW discs and so are limited on what they work on. It does have -R capability though if needed.

    There is a JVC model which does RAM, -RW and -R.
     
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    NWGarrat is right.The single reason to purchase a Philips recorder is if you want your rewritable discs to be playable on other players.If this is unimportant,a Panasonic will do nicely
     
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    Cheers chaps! Interesting points.

    It is semi usefull for to have the ability to record onto discs and have them be playable on other players. (assuming i do actually ditch the VCR...which would be nice!)

    Thanks for the insight.

    Kirk
     
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    you will not find many people hear singing the praises of the Philips machines

    for many reasons which have been done to death on previous threads

    If you want my opinion go for an E50, burn -r play on almost all other players anyway
     
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    If you can be bothered, it is possible to convert RAM to R/RW discs using a computer. There is an excelllent sticky thread on this.

    I have a LG 4040 DVD writer which I paid £135 which can now be bought for £80 as OEM.

    I bought a E50 Panasonic and the above DVD writer. If you have the money, it would be better than buying a Philips.

    The other possibility is a Sony GX3 but which is around £350-£400.
     
  7. Kirk

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    Hmmmm tis a tricky one aint it!?!

    I like the timeslip functions of the Pannies (as well as liking Panny as a brand anyway). But the Philips has a good price and makes life easy for disc sharing.

    Hummmm....time to get my thinking head on.
     
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    Yes, it is not easy to decide.
     
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    Multiregion DMR E60 still only £336 at Digital Point...free next day too..:smashin:
     

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    The new Pioneer models offer Timeslip on -RW discs,aswell as the ability to play -RW discs on other players.If the lack of RGB in is not a problem go for that
     
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    JVC DMR1 will record to RAM, RW and R but crucially lack RGB in only having S-video and Composite, does have progressive output for prerecorded disc though
     

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