Panasonic HS2

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  1. Phil.LFC

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    Sorry if I sound a bit excited but I've had a couple of beers and I'm totally blown away by my new HS2:clap:
    This is one fine piece of Home Entertainment kit. I've only had it for a couple of days but I've already copied from Sky+ (also superb:D ) to the HDD and then edited and then copied to DVD-R with no problems at all, despite a dodgy manual:eek:
    I even managed to play the finalised DVD-R on an old Toshiba SD100 DVD player.
    Sky+ and the HS2 are an AWESOME combination. If you are considering either, just (to quote from Tom Cruise in Risky Buisiness) say "once in a while you've gotta say what the F***)
    DO IT!!!!!
     
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    I love my new HS2/Sky+ set up too :clap:

    what brand dvd-r's are you using Phil?
     
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    Isn't it it just the D'S B'S!
    Tracey, I have used white label discs at 90p, work well, from the local comp fare(Bowlers).
    Our local Morrisons is selling Maxell 10 for £15 including cases.
    I think they have a generous returns policy!
    Never had a duff disc apart from messing on the pc.
    Ged
     
  4. Phil.LFC

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    Just to start me off I bought a 5 pack of Maxell's for £10 from ASDA whilst shopping! Only used 1 so far but no problems at all. Isn't it nice to buy something and have it work faultlessly:smashin:
    Looks like Morrisons might be a better bet though!
     
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    Phil,
    It is one of their buy one, get some deals.
    One day they will implode on the deal, I have bought Imation CD-R's, 10 for £6 or 30 for £10, maybe one day it will be all you can carry and here's a Fiver!
    Ged
     
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    If you use mail order you can get quality dvdr from JVC,TDK,Sony etc for about £1.30 ish.Stay away from budget discs-Panasonics only downfall.
    Welcome to the club ladies and gents.You are now fully fledged members of the high quality HDD/DVD brigade.
    DVD+?:suicide:
     
  7. TraceyJ

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    Thanks everyone - I've just ordered a batch of panasonic ones from 7dayshop, oh and a trial pack from somewhere else which has already arrived - I've used the 'Datasafe Media' dvd from there which was fine :)
     
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    No problem with datawrite yellows and greys at under £1 a time, no need to buy the expensive branded media, also traxdata and others have been fine, just avoid bulkpak.
     
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    is datawrite the same company as datasafe then? the one I used had a purpley dye - read a lot about dyes on here - still not really sure what I should be looking for!
     
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    If you worry about 30 or 40 pence a disc,shop around on the web.But as you can see there are ifs and buts about most brands of the budget type.If you stick to the top brands you should be ok.Who wants to worry about whether such and such dye is ok-this forum is full of threads about Panny machines having trouble with budget discs.But its a chance you take
     
  11. Phil.LFC

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    Followed Ged's advice and went to Morrisons.

    £9.99 for 5 Maxell DVD-R's or 2 packs for £14.99, that's only £1.50 each, and they come in proper full size DVD cases:clap:
     
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    What is classed as a budget disc because when it comes to dvd writers you cant do much better than RITEK but it seems on dvd recorders they are not so good and that cheaper discs work better, very confusing.
     
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    Been using BigPockets Professional Budget 4x £14.95 for 25.
    Initially bought 25 to see how they went. Used all 25 without problems. Bought 100 more and have used about 20 with only one Finalize error. The disk that errored still plays OK (but only on the HS2). This works out at 45 disks used one failure or 60.3p per disk.

    Will feedback further when I have used up the batch of 100, but would imagine I'll be getting more.
     

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