Jvc Dr-m1

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  1. Docneil

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    I am currently lookig to purchase a DVD recorder to replace a VHS recorder. My current fav is the JVC DR-M1. I have some questions I hope I can get answers to, I've had no joy from JVC. The literature on the DR-M1 states that it will playback 'baseline' JPEG files but gives no explanation of this. Can anyone help ?? The JPEGs I want to be able to view all come from a digital camera which records as JPEGs, but most of these have been tweeked in Photoshop, mainly just basic image enhancments such as colour balance, brightness/contrast, cropped ect .... I would like to know if these files when burned onto a CD will be viewable on the DR-M1. Any info would be helpfull as would any general opinions on this recorder.
     
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    The JVC DRM1 has been a well received recorder and, IMHO, is probably one of the better DVD recorder standalones you can get. It provides all the functinality you could need by recording to DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R (although if you want to use Timeslip then you must use DVD-RAM).

    The only gripe is that, like Toshiba and Pioneer models, it does not have RGB in. The net effect is that to record from a non-Sky+ box (or other digibox with a S-Video out socket) in best quality format you will need an RGB-to-S-Video converter (cost around £50). If you want me to provide a link to such a device ask.

    On the whole though an excellent recorder - and there are certainly some happy JVC users on the forum. Just look through previous posts to see that.
     
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    I have played back JPEG recorded on CDR and works. It doesn't like UDF format so writing to a CDRW like a big floppy doesn't work.

    Good machine.
     
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    You may have problems getting one as I've heard they have discontinued this model due to a replacement comming soon...

    Very good when it works correctly as you can use -VR mode on th -RW discs as well as normal video mode. The only thing you don't get is timeslip, then you have to use -RAM discs.
     
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    There is a brief dit about the new machines in the new 'April' Home Cinema Choice magazine.

    HR-MV1 (DVDR/VHS Combo)
    A VHS (not S-VHS) deck combined with a DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R recorder.

    DR-MH20 (HDD/DVDR Combo)
    A DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R deck combined with a 80GB HDD. Features include iLink, animated menus, mp3/jepg playback etc.

    DR-MH30 (HDD/DVDR COmbo)
    A DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R deck combined with a 160GB HDD. Features include iLink, animated menus, mp3/jepg playback etc.

    DR-M10 (DVDR Standalone)
    Replacement for the DR-M1. Sports the same features (iLink, Timeslip etc) but has a 'slimline' design.

    There are also reports from other sources that a budget model, the DR-M5, will be available without iLink.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. This will be my first recorder so i'm a bit of a novice, all the advice is useful. There seems to be plenty of happy JCV owners out there which is encouraging. I'm a little concerened about the DRM1 being discontinued but I had a similar problem buying a Digital Camera, as soon as it was out of the box it was 'old' technology. Still you have to buy at some point and the DVD-RAM seems like a great feature. Does anyone know if more manufacturers are likely to adopt this ? I know Panasonic and Toshiba already have, it would be nice not to get into a BetaMax situation again !!!!
     
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    I dont think RAM is ever going to be a "betamax" as more and more drives are supportingh it PC drives are now available capable of reading and writing to all DVD media. JVC DR-M1 has best current compatibility playing back all discs!
    Any news of either RGB or Component inputs on the new JVC models???
     
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    DVD-RAM is about as far from the "Betamax situation" as you can get. For one thing over 50% of set-top DVD recorders worldwide are DVD-RAM! DVD-RAM is also supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, JVC, LG, Hitachi and Samsung (the latter two bringing out two DVD-RAM models in the UK over the next 12 months). Given that Panasonic is the world's second largest consumer electrics giant (and Toshiba not far behind) that is a significant amount of support - and more importantly a significant amount of R&D being invested in development of aspects of the RAM format.

    On the PC front support is limited (it's PC uses are somewhat specialised) but is growing - Pioneer being the latest company to add DVD-RAM support to their burners. Certainly LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Samsung and Iomega all support it.
     
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    I love my DR-M1 and have no problem with JPEG playback from cd
     
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    Thanks again for the replies, I'm off to the shops to pick up a DR-M1 ! So far Amazon looks to be the cheapest at £320, anyone seen it any cheaper ??
     
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    Got mine from Richer Sounds for £300. Don't know if they have any left.
     
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    You're right 888. Richer Sounds have sold out and so has everyone else apart from Comet and they want £400. Looks like I'm waiting for the DR-M10 mentioned above by Rasczak. Home Cinema Chioce says its out in March, anyone have any more on the actual release date ?? Theres nothing on JVC's site.
     

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