JVC DR-MH20S and SKY+

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  1. salfordred

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    I am considering buying the JVC DR-MH20S as my first DVD recorder, as it seems to do everything I need. I know Sky+ has a HDD, but as it never seems big enough, I want the oportunity to transfer some of my recordings to the DVD hard drive, and possibly then put them onto disk. I feel that with having a Sky+ HDD and a DVD HDD.... along with the possibilty to record on a number of formats, it gives me a whole lot of options.

    Now for the question...... How easy does this DVD player connect to SKY+ ? There must be people out there with this set-up.

    Any advice, or other player options will be very happily received.
     
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    As JVC do not have an RGB input you would be better off choosing another brand.However,if you want to stick with JVC you can use the s-video output on the back of the Sky+ for near RGB results
     
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    Very easily. The S-Video output and left/right audio outputs can be fed to the MH20. However if Sky recording is your prime motivation in getting a DVD recorder then, as Phelings suggests, a model with RGB input such as a Panasonic E85/E95, Toshiba RDXS32 or Pioneer 420/520 might be more suitable to your needs.

    For general DVD recorder buying advice take a look at the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature!
     
  4. salfordred

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    Any suggestions on something in that price range that will do the following ?

    Write to
    DVD-R
    DVD-RW
    DVD-RAM

    i-link
    DV input

    Playback
    DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, SVCD, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3/JPEG, on CD-R/RW

    ..... and also have a decent playback

    ..... Oh.... and multi-region
     
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    The Toshiba RDXS32 is the best match - a very popular machine on the forum for very good reasons. Have a look at the specs here. Do note though that iLink and DV input are one and the same - if you are referring to a Digital Video input such as DVI or HDMI then it will be years before any recorder has such an input. And the Toshiba doesn't support SVCD discs.

    NB: Link is for reference - you may (or may not) be able to get it cheaper than that!
     
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    That's spot on mate..... thank you Rasczak (and also thanks to Phelings)
     

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