Panasonic DMR-E55 No Coaxial Out?

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  1. Stellavision

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    I had just talked myself into buying a Panasonic DMR-E55 dvd recorder, but upon looking through the specs I can only see digital audio out listed as optical.
    Does this model not have coaxial digital out?
    I probably won't buy if it does not.
     
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    why the need for coax?
     
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    I am looking for a decent recorder which will also be better as a player than my Toshibal 220E.
    1) I have gone with the majority who beleive coax to be slightly better.
    2) I don't want to put my Marc Grant cable to waste.
    3) My Pioneer has 2 optical outs and 2 coxial outs and both opticals are presently in use by Sky Plus and Xbox.
     
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    Optical only on all the Panasonics. Only Sony routinely fit coax out to Recorders this season.
     
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    Ok Thank you.
    I'm starting to think of just purchasing a player only and using my pc for dvd recording. All I want to do is transfer my vhs collection and backup a programme I have on my sky plus hdd.
     
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    imho both optical and coax are the same,to my ears anyway.why dont you get a optical splitter and get the pana?
     
  7. Gary D

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    I've got a recorder AND a Pioneer 575 AND a multi region XBOX if needed. i find that if i want to record something i can still watch a film or whatever. the flexibitly of having the recorder and a player means i can do what i like when i like.

    just a thought.

    gary
     
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    I had thought about the possibility of using a splitter.
    I'm not in a hurry to buy anything at the moment, so I'd rather shop around or wait a while until I find a recorder with everything I want, within the right price.
     

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