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Panasonic e50 media questions

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by drphibes, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. drphibes

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    I have just bought a Panasonic e50 dvd recorder and I am a little confused on what ype of media to buy.
    I will basically be using the e50 to record of tv and freeview so I want my recorder to basically write and then wipe like a standard vcr.

    I have a the free Panasonic 4.7gb dvd ram disc that came with the player and have looked on the Panasonic eshop and found some 9.4gb ram discs that come in a caddy.
    My main questions are below

    1 Will this disc work in my player and if yes do you have to remove the disc from its caddy when using it ?

    2 I am not that clued up on ram prices to is £8.99 a good price as I know that ram discs are usually quite expensive.

    3 Would I be better of going for a well known make of -rw media like verbatim as I believe this would be cheaper than ram .


    Thanks for your time

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  2. Rasczak

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    No you don't have to remove it from the Caddy! Infact I would recommend not removing it as this will guarantee it's lifetime will be longer than your E50s! The only reason you can remove it is because you would need to take it out the Caddy to play in a (RAM compatible) DVD player.

    It's a reasonable price for a 9.4GB disk (effectively 2 x 4.7GB RAM disks). They are quite expensive but they are for 'life' so to speak - depending on how long you want to keep things you timeshift you'll only need a couple of RAM disks ever.

    You can get DVD-RAM media a bit cheaper if you want. For example a caddied 9.4GB Maxwell DVD-RAM disk can be got here a bit cheaper:

    http://www.dvd-and-media.com/dvd-ram-media.htm

    I would steer clear of uncaddied media if you planning to make heavy regular use of it though. Better to get a few good quality disks that will last you a lifetime.

    The E50 doesn't record to DVD-RW (although it does play them in normal Video mode). It does record to the highly compatible write-once DVD-R media. DVD-Rs are ideal if you want to share a programme with friends or want to archive it. Cheap DVD-Rs can be picked up at places such as:

    http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/

    http://www.dvd-and-media.com/dvdr media.htm

    http://www.cd-rmedia.co.uk/cgi-bin2/cdrmedia/sections.pl?id=12&tab=0
     
  3. drphibes

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    Thanks for the adivce Rasczak.
    I have found some Panasonic 9.4 caddy ram discs for £8 so I think I will order some of them .

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