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New Hitachi dvd recorders

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by marty2005, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. marty2005

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    has anyone heard of or know here to get one of the new Hitachi dvd/hdd recorders?

    dv-ds81e, dv-ds161e, dv-ds251e

    Supposed to be out in September across Europe. It's nearly November and they still can't be found anywhere on google or any av shops.

    No wonder they only have a 3% share of the dvd recorder market.
     
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    They have them on flatdeal.com ( DVDS161E and DVDS81E). I've also heard that John Lewis sells 'em.
     
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    I sent FlatDeal an email about the 161 when I was looking to buy a recorder earlier this week, they replied saying that it should be in stock at the beginning of November.
     
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    Any reviews of these recorders..

    mainly how they compare to "established" top flight,
    ie Panasonic/Sony/Pioneer
     
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    November - about time

    can the hard disk be replaced? I was thinking of the 160gb version then replacing the hard disk with a bigger one.

    The only difference between the ds81 and ds161/251 is the inclusion of a hdmi socket.
     
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    Its true John Lewis are supposed to stock these.

    I went in there the other day....nothing!

    Not many on internet stocking them, as Pepchick says, Flatdeal and try this:

    http://www.soundandvisiononline.com...nu&productcategory_id=27&title=DVD: Recorders

    Fast going off the idea of this machine, as I think it will be a long time before reviews start to appear from those who have purchased!

    I think I will end up with Sony HXD710, cant wait forever!

    Tony :)
     
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    Probably why Hitachi have only a 3% of the dvd/hdd market, you can't buy em.

    I still think it's worth waiting though, It can do all the Sony can do plus more.

    Divx, card-reader, advert removal - marks with chapter marks and can be tranfered to dvd or played back without the adverts.
     
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