Most reliable DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by burcac, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. burcac

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    Seems like reliability is an issue here. Toshiba and Sony seem to have the least problems judging from recent threads. It would be nice to think a recorder will last a few years before going dodo!
     
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    Reliability is only an issue because Philips made it so - several users here started life as Philips owners and ended up switching due to endless problems! The problems for Philips machines stem from using dirt cheap components and offering 'editting' on DVD+RW disks which basically is never going to be very stable.

    JVC and LG have had problems - so you might want to avoid these as well - although JVC seems to have worked through many of their problems.

    Thus avoid Philips and you stand a very good chance of getting a reliable machine. Of course all models have some problems - and HDD are prone to failure when new - but generally most users are fine.
     
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    Some users mention probelms with panasonic DVD-RAM drive mechanisms - are those quite rare?

    I bet Tosh are the most reliable - they are like the Toyota of electronics!
     
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    Yes, very rare in my experience. Whatever that is a faulty you could detect out of the box. Surely the worst reliability issues are models that fail during a recording?
     
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    My Pioneer DVR 7000 has been perfect since March 2002, and it has audio level meters which seem to have disappeared on DVD recorders these days.
    Recommended if you can find one, but no HD.
     
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    Saw an ex-demo 7000 on ebay for £200 and must say I was tempted...
     
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    Tosh has audio level meters
     
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    what happens on the basic recorders that have an automatic recording level instead - do they automatically adjust the levels up and down or are they fixed input level?
     

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