Opinions : E85 or E95.

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by CLH, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. CLH

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    I was going to wait.

    Thing is the 95 is at least £300 more for

    1. Bigger HD
    2. Card slots
    3. DV in.

    Now I guess I can live without the HDD size. 80 GB should record enough. I don't care for the card slots.

    The question really is this.

    Will I REALLY see a difference between camcorder footage transferred at S video instead of DV???
     
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    :eek: Yes - a substantial one.
     
  3. CLH

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    Wife just walked in and said...........


    "Those Pannies look like old VCR's. I'm not keen on the Toshiba either. So given that I don't like either get the one that does the best stuff."

    Shocker..................

    Toshiba it is then.

    (Come on ebayers, buy my GX7)
     
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    Just out of interest can I ask why are you upgrading? Do you just want HDD functionality? Or is it the component/progressive scan output? Or some other reason?
     
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    Progressive scan for my Panasonic PD30.

    HDD would also be nice, I get annoyed at the number of films I archive that are 2 hrs and 5 mins thus requiring the 180m mode on the Sony.
     
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    4. Less noise

    The DMR-E95 model has the same great fan on the rear, as the E100 model. This means less noice. The E100 is really quiet, while the E85 do add some noise to the living room. I would suppose the E95 is as quiet as the E100.

    Photo of the fan on the E100
    Photo of the fan on the E85
    Photo of the fan on the E95

    Best regards,
    Lars
     
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    Have to disagree on the S-Video vs DV debate - I can see no quality difference on recording DV (via S-Video) onto an E85 in XP mode to the original DV footage (and I am very fussy on PQ). Certainly not worth an extra £300 ! :)
     
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    :eek: there should be a world of difference!
     
  10. CLH

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    Opted for the XS32 anyway!

    I really don't think Panasonic can get away with that charge either now. OK, JPEG viewer is useful but certainly not £300 more useful.
     
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    Perhaps it's to do with the quality of the source equipment outputting the S-Video signal ? I'm using a (when I bought it a few years ago anway..) expensive Panasonic DV cam and obviously the E85 so I expect they are reasonably matched to each other in terms of signal level, luminance etc.

    I'm surprised at your thoughts - many experienced people in other forums (dvdhelp etc) are of the same opionion as me - it makes very little difference and in terms of high motion scenes (football matches etc) analogue is actually better then DV as it smoothes the macro's...

    Oh well - My opinion and I'm very happy with 'only' S-Video....

    :)
     
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    I would have to go twith Teeerex too I am afraid. Obvioulsy only having an E85 I cant try both for a direct comparison, but I dont see any issues using S-Video which makes me think "I wish I had DV in..."
     

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