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Panasonic - All in one v PVR & HDD-DVD

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Sam the man, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Sam the man

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    I have a Panasonic 32 inch widescreen / flatscreen television, Panasonic
    Freeview box, Panasonic Video and Panasonic DVD player.

    For my next purchase I had wanted to purchase a DVD player / recorder
    and a Home Cinema system - in one box if possible, and had more or less
    decided on the Panasonic SC-HT 1500. However had been put off by the
    fact that it didn't have EPG, or a digital tuner (although this isn't
    really a priority).

    Ideally I want to ditch the VHS and get a home cinema system, Freeview,
    HDD-DVD recorder in as little boxes as possible - I hate the sight of
    all those wires as well as not being able to understand how they all
    connect. I also want whatever I purchase to be sufficient for 5 - 6
    years and as you will have noted, I prefer Panasonic.

    I've been reading magazines for a while and have now got information
    overload, what with HDD-DVD recorders, PVRs, HD / blu ray etc. I don't
    know what would be my best option.

    I would be really grateful for any advice on what to purchase to
    achieve the combination I want.

    Thanks
    :lease:
     
  2. paulmach1

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    Hi mate, I'm in the same boat as you. My AV amplifier has gone on the blink so I figured why not replace with a DVD recorder/amp all in one and get rid of the VCR and a host of cables to boot.I was looking at the Pioneer RCS-9H. That has a 80GB HD aswell, but I'm a bit unsure about the speaker configuration. £710 on the net.They do a slightly better version for £900. It has a built in tuner, but I don't think it is digital, wouldn't really bother me.The blu-ray and HD-DVD stuff goes over my head aswell. I don't want to end up paying the thick end of a grand for a setup that is obselete in two or three years.
     
  3. paulmach1

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    Found a review of the Panny. Sounds similar to the pioneer, gets a good review.But I tell you what is a good plus with the Pioneer, it records DVD-RW aswell as DVD-R, could save you a bit of money in the long run
     
  4. Sam the man

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    I think my VCR is on its last legs and was on the verge of buying a Panasonic recorder with a built-in hard disc. The Panny now does all DVD formats. However sales rep showed me a Freeview box (twin digital tuners) and built in dard disk recorder - if only it accepted DVDs as well.

    If the VCR holds out I will wait for new models after Christmas and maybe the price of the wireless surround sound systems will come down a bit as well.
     
  5. paulmach1

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    Sorry, Sam, I didn't read the specs properly first time round. Yes it does do the DVD-RW.
    My VCR's recording is getting a bit ropey aswell, that's why I was thinking of the all in one. I need to research a bit more before I commit
     

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