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Panasonic E50 RCE

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by willncc, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. willncc

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    Apologies if this has been asked before, but there's so many entries for this machine I think I'd have lost the will to live......

    I've seen the Panny E50 Multiregion for a reasonable price, but want to know if it handles RCE discs ok. My current player is a Tosh that I have to do the "go to the 1st second of the track" workaround, so if it's like that that'll be fine.

    Anyone able to confirm?

    Ta
     
  2. Jules

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    I have a multi-region E60 which is the same machine with DV in.
    I've had no problems with any RCE discs to date.

    Buy with absolute confidence. Great machines for recording and playback.
    Only thing to watch out for is the brand of DVD-R discs you decide to use for recording. Mine is very picky and doesn't like some of the most popular ones.
    I may have found an inexpensive disc that works well, but I'm reserving judgement until I've tried a few more.
     
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    Top news.

    Cheers for that Jules

    Would be interested in which discs you find success with......
     
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    I've had success with Ritek Orange 4X 4.7GB DVD-R in spindle tubs of 25 for £26.67 from www.svp.co.uk. Works fine with E50.
     
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    I think its going to be an expensive weekend.....

    Cheers
     
  6. Jules

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    These are my findings with DVD-R discs, but don't assume its the same for everyobody.
    However, I think reading around my experiences aren't unique.

    - Don't use Ritek discs, the Panny's aren't optimised for them
    - Don't use Bulkpaq, they don't work at all.
    - Datawrite reds (v2) will record, but the machine cannot read these if they aren't finalised in the same recording session.
    - Datawrite Yellow (x1) work great. Though they are discontinued.
    - Datawrite Yellow (x4) are unpredictable. Not recomended.

    I'm currently trying Datawrite Grey (x2) and I'm optimistic, but its early days with these yet.

    Other than these, the obvious ones that should work are Panasonics own.... but they are 3 or 4 times the price.

    I burn quite alot of discs so I'm prepared to experiment with the cheaper ones to find one that works and save a shed load of money in the long run.
     
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    Ive used 50 bulkpack orange so far in my e50 and not one coaster!!!!!!!!
    Maybe im lucky:D :D :D
    Just ordered another 50,heres hoping these all work too?
     
  8. Jules

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    ebury,
    that's actually quite fascinating.

    I too had 50 bulkpaq orange, and I tried to write a title on about 20 of them. All 20 failed! But burning them on my PC I've not had a single coaster.

    I'm begining to wonder if my E60 is an early production model with a different (inferior?) drive that just hates non-Panasonic media.
     
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    I believe Panasonic changed the drive in some recorders (perhaps to put the price down below £300).

    I have used JVC DVD-R's (99p) and they have worked flawless so far.

    I also recommend not using 4x media and stick with 2x maximum.

    I also believe if you put cheap discs in (both PC DVD Writers and DVD Recorders), you just get nasty rubbish results.

    Panasonic sell 5 DVD-R's for £9.99 on their site. I would use this if they were around a £1 each.

    http://eshop.panasonic.co.uk/
     
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    Where are you getting JVC discs for 99p?
     
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  12. Jules

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    Datawrite Classic 2x Grey tops... Hurray, a disk that works brilliantly in my Panny! It's cheap too!

    I've burnt quite few of these now with no problems.
     

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