Panasonic DMR-E55 & PC DVD-R?

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  1. turbohat

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    Just a quick question. I'm considering a Panasonic DMR-E55 and would like to know can it play DVDRs from other drives. Specifically from a PC. I usually use Datasafe (Ritek dye) 4x media.

    Thanks
     
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    Put simply.... Yes it can.
    However, like any DVD player, if the PC drive doesn't burn the discs too well then it might struggle.

    My PC burner is a Pioneer, and I've had no problems whatsoever playing any of its burned discs on my Panasonic recorder. :thumbsup:
     
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    I'm also about to buy the DMR-E55 & I have a Pioneer 106 DVR in my PC

    I'd like to know if i'll be able to read DVD-RAM on my PC?

    Jules, can you answer this one for me?
     
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    The Pioneer 106 drive will NOT read RAM.
    However, obtaining a new PC drive that will read RAM is very cheap.

    Even the new Pioneer 108 (which supports RAM, dual layer burning, etc..) can be had for around £55.
    There are cheaper 'read only' drives that read RAM too. I have an LG DVD ROM drive that reads RAM discs perfectly.

    If you need a new PC DVD drive, try here . Cheap and reliable. I've used them a few times.
     
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    Thanks Jules,
    shame about that :(

    I actually bought the 106 from SVP many moons ago and i think it cost me about £100 :eek:
     
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    I've just bought a Panny PW7 37" screen. I've got an old (reasonable) Thoshiba DVD player at the moment and want to upgrade. What I'm wondering is whether the Panny DMR-E55 is good enough as my main DVD player for movies etc?

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    Realy you should be looking at a dedicated DVD player for a screen like that - and preferrably a mid-range model (£500+) such as a Denon, Pioneer or Arcam. Assuming the new PW7 HDMI connection doesn't have issues you might want to consider a HDMI equipped player - an Arcam or Denon for example - not a cheapie like the Panasonic S97.

    Still it's your choice. Will the E55 play DVDs? - yes. How good will it be on a PW7? - very average. The same runs true for pretty much every DVD recorder going.
     
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    That's disappointing news, particularly as I don't have much room left for additional peices of kit. Is there any hope on the horizon? A nice new twin layer DVDR with HDMI for instance? ;) What is HDMI anyway? Sorry, probably too big a question.
    David
     
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    A digital video/audio connection that means you picture does not pass through the analogue domain. Potentially, dependant on disk, screen and source, it can give better PQ.

    The Pioneer 920 and Toshiba RDXS34 will arrive within the next six months: both will have HDMI. Whether they will be any good though remains to be seen. There is a common misunderstanding that you can buy a cheap player if using a Digital Video connection: this is entirely wrong!
     
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    I've ordered the scart board with the pw7 so a new hdmi dvd player will have to wait until I can also afford the relevant input board. I admit I really meant hope on the horizon of a better DVDR machine, one that would suffice for the moment as the main player
     

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