Panasonic DMR-HS1

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  1. crawf1982

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    OH MY GOODNESS. I have just found out about this machine and it looks incredible. It is basically a DMRE-20 with a 40Gb hard drive stuffed into the box. This leads to features such as high speed dubbing between the HD and DVDs, large recording capacities and the ability to make multiple DVD copies using just one deck! It also boasts all the features that make the DMRE-20 so attractive such as the time slip function and a firewire input. I think I may well have to just hang on a little longer before entering into the DVD recording scene! Here is a uk link for you:-

    http://www.avland.co.uk/panasonic/dmrhs2/index.htm
     
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    or have a look at P17 of this months HCC...

    looks good though - (EDIT) apart from the lack of Digital inputs for skyplus etc.
     
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    It does look impressive - however there is a Toshiba DVD-RAM out around the sametime with a 80GB hard-drive. Whether or not it can match the DMRE20 impressive edit facilities remains to be seen though.
     
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    As I know, Toshiba dvd-ram recorders are OEM'd by
    Panasonic. So the features should be close.
     
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    Any idea about prices, though? The E30 is supposed to be between 500 - 600 pounds which is just about affordable, but avland has the HS1 at £1000 while the new issue of Home Entertainment has it at £1300, meaning another long wait for prices to drop if you want to go for these hard drive models.

    BTW, it seems that the hard drive machines allow you to make duplicates of DVDs. I suppose that no amount of chipping will allow you to duplicate protected disks?

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  7. David Hwang

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    The list price in Japan is 200K yen, the street price is
    about 130K yen.

    You can't duplicate protected disks unless you can
    break the macrovision protection.
     
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    I see no reason for Panasonic to drop these features
    which are also avaliable on the new E30.

    The link you provided is DMR-HS2. It has dv-in. Though
    the feature is not new for Europe version, it is new for
    US and Japan version.
     
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    David,

    Apologies if I caused any confusion. I just assumed the title of the thread was in error as it refers to the HS1, whereas the actual first post has a title referring to HS2 as does the first link.

    The new model certainly looks good and I hope it keeps the full feature set when it comes here. I couldn't find anyone selling the E30 in the UK yet - anyone know if it is available?
     

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