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Panasonic HS2 - will it play DVD-R written from other sources?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by TP2K, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. TP2K

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    I am at a crucial point in making a decision on the Panny HS2 machine... howeber, doing my research I have come across this statement from Amazon in the Technical Data;

    DVD-R Playback Capability*
    (*This unit can play back Panasonic DVD-R discs recorded with Panasonic DMR-E20 DVD video recorder. It may not be able to play some DVD-R discs depending on the condition of the recording.)

    - now, I understand the bit about playing back DMR-E20 recorded discs, but not the latter.

    Are they saying the HS2 will NOT playback DVD-R discs recorded on another system?

    ie. if I have made a DVD-R (a standard compliant disc, I might add) on my PC drive, is this going to play on the HS2??? This, for me, is quite a crucial matter since I make many discs via my PC writer...

    Thanks if anyone can clear this up.
     
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    No - the HS2 WILL playback non-HS2 DVD-Rs. I have had numerous MPEG, DivX and Windows Media Video recordings that I have converted and authored on my PC into DVD-Video and burnt onto DVD-R that have played in my HS2.

    The comment refers to the ability to play the contents of a non-finalised DVD-R disk - in somecases the HS2 may not be able to add a recording to a disk that has had one recording put on it by another type of recorder. If that disk has been finalised it will play (provided it complies with the DVD-Video structure - the same as any other player).
     
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    Rasczak, you're a STAR!

    Thanks for this - I thought I finally made my choice, only to have it dashed by Amazon's comment... seems I may still have my choice in sight. :smashin:
     

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