New DVD Recorder - wishlist

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  1. dmpoole

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    I already have two Philips DVDR75 recorders and I'm extremely happy with them but now I want a HD recorder. One of the advantages of the +RW format is that I can record on +RW and play it in any DVD player in the house and then record on it again. I don't know if this can be done with -RW. I am willing to switch formats if this can be done.

    My wishlist -

    1 - To record to disk and bypass the HD (I believe the new Philips 720 doesn't do this).
    2 - To be able to take the -RW disk out of the recorder and immediately play it in a DVD player (see above)
    3 - to record six hours of TV onto the HD and then edit all the adverts out.
    4 - To record that information to a disk at speed (fast dubbing?)

    Any recorders that will do all those things? I have simple tastes.

    thanks
     
  2. Rob20

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    I assume that you want to remove the adverts because you would be looking to permanently keep recordings. Otherwise you could just chapter around the adverts to skip them. Unless you make recordings to keep temporarily to lend to others before deleting?

    Personally I have a Pan 85 that records onto dvd ram and -r, but not -rw. HDD is 80GB, and apart from the lack of -rw capability it fulfills all your criteria. I find that I have no need for re-writable discs as blank dvd -r's are so cheap. I recently ordered 100 discs for myself and brother that worked out just 25p per disc including p+p.

    I'm still not sure why you need a new player when you already have 2!? :confused:
     
  3. OARDVD

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    Toshiba XS-32 or Pioneer 520
     
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    I want the HD editing features.

    eg Theres a channel on WDR that shows rock concerts throughout the night. I'd like to be able to record for six hours then edit out the bits I don't want. There may be whole concerts I don't want and I might end up with 2 hrs out of the six. The next week I may do the same and get 3 hours of concerts. I then want to be able to grab those edits and put them onto a disk. At the moment I record onto DVD+RW, drag the VOBs to my PC HD and edit the VOBs.

    eg The new series of Max and Paddy on Channel 4 (UK). I'd like to record the six episodes over the six weeks and edit them on my DVD recorder HD and then transfer them (with no adverts) to a disk all in one go.

    Would the Toshiba XS-32 or Pioneer 520 do this?
     
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    I would second that suggestion, but be aware that the Tosh WILL NOT play back any of your +RW disks. (not so sure if the pioneer does)

    HTH
     
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    Yes. You can transfer them all together at high speed to DVD if you first record them on the HDD at a suitable recording mode so that they will all 'fit' on the DVD.
     
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    Good point about the Tosh. Yes, the Pioneer DOES play +R and +RW discs.
     
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    Your requirements are the same as mine.

    Pioneer is the only one!

    If you are OK with less editing features, you also have SONY and Lite-ON 5045.

    And you know what's strange? I only want BASIC funtions, and there's NONE in the market to fullfil that!!

    I give up recording +RW and bought a Pioneer.
     
  9. dmpoole

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    Can you edit out all the adverts first?

    Thanks to all of you for your replies. I nearly bought the Sony HX900 and it wouldn't suit my purpose.
     
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    Yes the Pioneer has good editing on the HDD, & playlists (as do the Tosh & Panny).
     
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    It looks like the Pioneer then.

    One more question - comparing the 420 to the 520 - is the only difference the DV in?
    If so then I might as well go for the 420. £349 from Richer Sounds.
     
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    Just looked at their add and I'm not certain whether it is the DVR-420-H model (i.e. has the hard disc). I would suggest you check first, before you part with your hard earned...

    :cool:
     
  13. dmpoole

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    You had me a bit worried there because I pick one up tomorrow. If you go to their page there is a tick by Hard Drive and 80 by storage.

    Game on.

    Thanks for your input everybody.
     
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    I bought the Pioneer 420 home about 3 hours ago and its everything I asked for (and more). The editing is superb and exactly what I want. I like how easy it is to cut adverts out and then group all the videos you require, in the order you want and then write them to a disk at high speed. I even copied a DVD that I'd already wrote on my PC. Its dead easy to program but I would have liked to manually put in the time like my Philips DVDR75. It even reads my DVD+RW disks recorded on my Philips DVD recorders. All in all for £349 from Richer Sounds I'm going to have a lot of fun with this.

    Thanks to all.
     

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