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PANASONUC DMRE500 COMING OUT OCTOBER 400 GIG HARD DRIVE dvb hdmi prog scan

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by get1a2get1a2, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. get1a2get1a2

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    with built in digital tuner hdmi prog scan this it the business my brother works for panasonic and he has been training on the fab machine today and it does have networking
     
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    Its nice, all the above plus, I was pleasantly suprised to spot, an ethernet port for networking :D
     
  3. hornydragon

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    erm 400GB unless it will record 1080i thats rather pointless!
     
  4. Rob20

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    er...surely the bigger the HDD the better? I find Ican fill an 80GB HDD in a week or two.
     
  5. PhilipL

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    Hi

    But when do you ever get chance to watch it? Surely you only need a smallish hard-drive to buffer to allow time shifting, or do you go many months with no TV but just record it then spend a few days doing nothing else but catching up? 80GByte gives you around 34 hours of TV at the SP rate, if you are filling that in a week or two then you need to get out more! :zonked:

    400GByte for normal definition TV, no one really needs that much do they?

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  6. Rob20

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    or 17 hours if you record movies in xp. I have to admit though. I've got more stuff recorded than I've ever watched. I have some films from a month ago or more that I haven't watched. My brother also records films/tv shows for himself. Therefore it doesn't take long for it to fill up. The point I was making was that if you have a larger HDD you don't need to archive to dvd -r, or delete etc.. Working 6 days a week, and often long hours I don't always have time to watch what I trecord. I guess it's just the novelty of having 11 movie channels that i've been recording a different film every night.
     
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    but XP is higher bitrate than broadcast so you are wasting disc space! no need!!!!!!!!! Bigger drives mean longer seek times more cooling issues etc etc etc
     
  8. Andy C

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    If it's networkable, can you transfer and playback any mpeg4 varients (DivX, Xvid, etc.) or playback mp3? That would be a beast of a machine if so.


    Andy.
     
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    Not sure what formats it will support and apparently there are some limitations to its networking ability but to be honest don't know yet as information is still sketchy.
     

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