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JVC DRMH30 or Panasonic DMR E95

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by marlinmarlin, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. marlinmarlin

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    I have shortlisted down to these two (unless you tell me otherwise) & this will be my first HDD to replace my Pionerr 565A DVD player. I need to have I-link for Camcorder, hence these models but unsure which to buy?
    They seem to both be similar prices (sub £350) but am confused on the lack of RGB input. for the JVC model. I have a Pace NTL Digibox - would this make any difference on my Panasonic 32" TX32 TV? Also, would TV & HDD both made by Panasonic have any difference.

    In short, which model would you recommend?
     
  2. JimmyGrimble

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    I had this decision to make a short while ago, cept I set a ceiling of £330 so my choice was Drmh20 or E85.
    after 6 weeks research it was literally 51/49% in favour of JVC.
    I am certain the Panny is better in a lot of ways but my decision to go JVC was personal so you
    should not be swayed too much by others.

    reasons: styling was better than the E85 (my opinion of course).
    I have a JVC freeview box and vcr so knew the remote would work all 3.
    A colleague bought one so I had seen the pic qual DESPITE using
    non-RGB scart (Panny may be even better -don't know, but it must be like
    shades of excellence we are talking about cos it's perfect to my eyes).
    Archiving video tapes was supposed to be particularly good quality -and is.
    At the time JVC was £30 cheaper.

    these and other tiny differences just swung it to the mh20, but there were
    drawbacks known at the time, and some found through ownership that
    would make others go Panasonic, Toshiba, Pioneer etc.

    With you having a Panny tv I would get the E95 just for uniformity
    unless you can find 1 or 2 drawbacks with it, or some benefits on the JVC that will tip it for you.

    As I don't have any other brand to personally compare to this recorder,
    you will have to hope others can inform you about their own models.
     
  3. marlinmarlin

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    Thanks - I've heard that the JVCMH30 is being recalled by JVC - is this true? If so I guess that just leaves the Panasonic 95 - but prices seems to be falling daily - is a new model due out, and if so should I what or buy for £340?
     
  4. GaryB

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    No. Some of the early DR-MH30s had a similar problem to that on the DR-M10 (either green lines on the picture or constantly displaying "LOADING"). Everything now in dealers stock is OK.
     
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    QVC sold over a hundred mh30's on friday + saturday two weeks ago, I
    imagine their customer service lines have been busy with Mr. Bloggs and wife
    trying to operate their recorders. The basics are easy but advanced features take some head scratching.
    (anybody STILL not understanding timer setting
    or PDC on vcr's need not apply!)
     
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    Personally I would take JVC. Better editing, better GUI and picture quality is a little bit more sharp, with more detail. Compared to JVC, Panasonic looks soft, which could be more obvious on a big screen like 42inch plasma.
     

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