Is this a good combo?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by boldfish, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. boldfish

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    I just got my money back on a 9 month old Philips DVDR80 which I was using for archiving from Sky+

    I'm now thinking that the best use of that £400 would be to buy:

    a Panasonic DMR E50
    A Pioneer 106 DVD writer for the PC
    A wedge of -r (w) disks

    So that I can read my +rw disks back into the PC and edit/record out onto -r format.

    My question:

    is this sound thinking?

    what have I missed?

    what's the best software for the PC? - nero or sonic?

    is there a better option for the £400, bearing in mind I have a stock of +r disks with archived programs I'd like to see again.

    Thanks

    Tony
     
  2. Rasczak

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    You solution is sound - an E50 and PC DVD burner is a good option. However buying a Pioneer DVD burner will not give DVD-RAM support (Pioneer have added this to the A07 - but that isn't available yet). Therefore my I suggest you look at the LG all format burner instead:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=46992

    It's about £10 cheaper than the Pioneer but is slightly slower as well - it records at 2x as opposed to 4x (meaning the LG will burn a full DVD-R in 30 mins as opposed to 15 mins on the Pioneer).

    For general CD/DVD burning I would suggest Nero. For DVD authoring (i.e. conversion from DVD-RAM to DVD-R) I would suggest using TMPG Enc Author:
    http://www.pegasys-inc.com/e_main.html
     

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