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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by jodie114, Feb 5, 2005.

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    After much reading on here i have opted for the philips 9986, which i am SOOOO happy with.
    But i want to get a dvd recorder with hdd. but since this super tv is hd ready with dvi, and has progressive scan, can u get a dvd machine with the same spec? does it make any difference, sorry, but new to all this technology, and in much need of advancing!
     
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    As far as I'm aware, at the precise time of writing, there is no HDD DVD Recorder that outputs via DVI or HDMI.

    There are plenty HDD DVD Recorders and plenty DVD players that are DVI ready however, but none that do both. Unless anybody knows better......

    Your best bet would be the likes of the Panasonic E85 DVD HDD Recorder. Fantastic piece of kit. It also outputs a Progressive Scan picture and would work perfectly with the 9986.

    Picture quality with this is only marginally inferior to the Direct Digital picture you get with a DVI player.

    Jimmy
     
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    great jimmy,
    next question is how would i connect it all? this all loses me!
     
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    you think the panasonic is better than the pioneer 420 or the toshxs32?
    what does everyone think, i am getting confused now i have choices!
     
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    The Panasonic is certainly excellent. I have no complaints about mine, nor have I read a single bad review or indeed anything other than 5 stars. The Pioneer is apparently slightly 'fragile' and the Tosh is Ugly!...I think anyway.

    Connection is relatively easy. You buy a component lead (www.tvcables.co.uk) for £8.99. This is connected to the Component/VGA/DVI adapter you got with the TV. Set the TV to the DVI input. Play a DVD and select Progressive Scan on its output menu and away you go.

    You will also need to connect your RF Aerial through it and connect a good Scart (tvcables again - £5.99) to ext 2. The Recorder uses the RF and the Scart for recording purposes.

    Easy.

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    am i right in thinking though it only records onto ram rather than rw's?
     
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    It records onto RAM and DVD-R. Not RW's unfortunately.

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