Phillips DVDR 3320V or Pioneer DVR-RT501?

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  1. zchan28

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    Looking for a DVD/VCR combo and have seen these two which fall within my budget. Haven't found a review of either and was hoping for some feedback/insight from users here.

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    Neither are the best - I would avoid the former entirely and the latter has a weak VHS element. If you want a DVDR/VHS combi over seperates then have a look at JVC and Panasonic models. Have a look at the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature.
     
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    If you are shopping for one right now, on a limited budget, you might consider a last-year's model of a Panasonic. The stores are clearing their shelves of these at knock-down prices, to make space for the new models.
     
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    Cheers for the heads up. Which is the better out of the JVC DR-MV1, MV5 and Panasonic DMR-ES30V?
     
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    The Panasonic has the advantage due to it's 4hr full resolution recording ability (the JVC manages only 2hrs 30mins) and RGB input - which you should consider essential if you also want to record from Sky or Freeview. That said the JVC models include a slightly stronger VCR IMHO.
     
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    Which would you recomend for tranfering VHS to DVD? Is the JVC better due to the VCR it has or the Panasonic as it can record at full resolution for longer?
     
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    The JVC is marginally better at this IMHO across the board - but I stress that is because the JVC is very good at it and not that the Panny is bad.
     
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    Many thanks :eek:)
     

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