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Philips v Sony DVD recorders Picture Quality: What do others think?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul Cooksley, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Paul Cooksley

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    Hi there

    I am thinking of getting a Sony GX300 to replace my Philips DVDR70.

    Does anyone have any experience of using these two models and if so, is there generally any difference in picture recording quality between the two?

    Are Sony machines (picture wise) generally regarded as better than Philips?

    Any other major differences regarding ease of use etc??

    Any info really appreciated

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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    Quite a few users here have upgraded from a Philips to a Sony (due to the benefits of retaining their media) - you'll see very few complaints - although note you need to use DVD-RW media if you want to use the full features of the machine.
     
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    a. The consensus is that the Sony offers marginally better picture quality than the Philips, but this is a very subjective area dependent on the display device.

    b. The Sony is easier to use than the Philips because it doesn't have any editing facilities for the <plus> format recordings. All you can do is record and play back so it doesn't come more easier than that (you don't even get thumbnails for the titles, IIRC). Comparatively speaking, the Philips is more flexible than the Sony in the <plus> domain, but using the Sony in <minus> format mode will give you superior editing facilities to the Philips. If you're used to the Philips then it'll take a bit of cortical reprogramming to get used to the terminology and recording modes, but for standalone DVD editing there's no doubt that the Sony beats the Philips on flexibility.
     

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