Panasonic dmr e100 or e95

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  1. neil_uk

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    I'm really interested in getting a DVD recorder with a decent sized hard drive and quality connections to my Digital Camcorder. It looked like the best option was the e100, but then Panasonic went and released the e95 and confised me.

    As far as I can tell the only difference is the hard drive size, but why then is the bigger machine cheaper? Is there something I'm missing about the e100?

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  2. carlton

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    The E95 is a generation on than the E100 with better decoding ,prog scan
    updated menus etc. I.e the better machine.
     
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    Agree with everything Carlton says - the Panasonic E95 is the replacement for the E100 - so get the latest unless you come across some amazing deal on the old model.
     
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    My Brother Works For Panasonic And It Is A Update From The Dmr85
    The New Panasonic Out In October Will Be The Update To The Dmr100
    The Dmr May Have A Updated Harddrive But Misses Out Mpeg4 Writing To And From A Sd Card
     
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    Which is useful if you have a Panasonic or Samsung portable media player and fairly useless otherwise. The E95 is a generation ahead of the E100 and should be the default choice...
     
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    Rasczak:

    Hi, you seem to be very knowledgeable about these DVD recorders.

    Just wondering if you knew wether any of the current HD recorders are able to record from an external source (eg) VCR) direct to a blank DVD disc, so you don't have to copy it to the HD first.
     
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    Virtually all standalones and HDD/DVDR combos will allow you to do this - the only one that doesn't is the Toshiba RDXS30 (the precursor to the current, excellent 32 model that CAN record directly to disk).
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  9. Rob20

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    If you're looking for a dvd recorder with a large HDD, Pioneer has one with a 250GB HDD coming out in Dec, (according to What video & widescreen tv mag).
     
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    the 95 has progressive scan and the 100 hasn't

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    Personally I'd go for the 95. Progressive scan capable, (pal/ntsc), as well as twice the HDD capacity. Plus it's roughly the same price from mail order at £650 ish...
     
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    I have been told that the E100 is a better built machine, and the E95 is aimed to be lower priced (hence the E100 still being more expensive).

    If the E100 was now out of date, why wouldn't they reduce the price of it to below the E100 to get rid of old stock.

    Does the E95 have a digital audio coax output as well by the way?
     
  13. get1a2get1a2

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    but the panasonic dmr95 has not got the looks the build quality or mpeg4 conversion i still think the dmre100 as i have one .looks great compared to the newer panasonic dvd recorders also the dmr95 is not a upgrade to the dmdr100 the new one out in october is the upgrade the the dmr100 the new dmre500
     
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    I heard that the newer version of the E100 does not convert to mpeg4 anymore.
     
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    How useful is it to be able to record in mpeg4? how many people have a compatible sd card player?
     
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    Not many ;) Useful if you want to watch your recordings on the train I suppose.

    As for build quality IMHO none of the Panasonic range since the E20 have had anything resembling 'decent' build quality!
     
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    Any other opinions on which of the 2 I should got, or is everyone of the opinion that the E100 wins it out of the 2.

    I have an XDA, and that should be capable. As I have a 512mb SD card for it, I should fit quite a bit on there as well.
     
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    Agreed :smashin: The build quality of the 20 was like a tank in comparison with modern day models - and all the better for it IMO. Oh well, we demand cheaper models with more & more features so ...
     
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    Another option may be a cheap Panasonic HS2 - there must be a few of these knocking around. I saw one for sale at Richer Sounds for £200.
     
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    I was looking for something more than the Panasonic HS2.

    I am still undecided between the E95 and E100. I have my order on standyby with the shop (although I have paid for the E100) whilst I decide!!

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    Have just confirmed to order the E100 now - hope I have made the right choice :confused:
     
  21. get1a2get1a2

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    get the e100 as they are getting harder to get hold of i have had mine 2 years and it has nerver let me down plus it looks alot nicer then the newer models
     
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    dont like there terns and conditions of sale
    Restocking Fees if you change your mind

    All non-defective returns may be subject to a 15% restocking fee on the value of the product. The product must be returned with all of its original packaging and accessories. There will be an additional charge for any missing items.
     
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    I thought the distance selling act entitles you to to a Full refund if bought mail/internet order within so many days.
     
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    do you like it
     
  26. kenfowler3966

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    Restocking fees are illegal for mail order sales, just point out to them that they are breaking the law, and threaten to report them to trading standards. Its time this practice was stamped out, as too many peolple are throwing away money that they don't need to through ignorance.
    You are only responsible for the cost of returning the goods if this is clearly set out on the order conditions
     
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    It only arrives Monday. I ordered it Friday, and there was a charge for a Saturday delivery, so I have arranged for it to be delivered to my work on Monday.
     

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