Pioneer 2005 models ?

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  1. NX3

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    Does anyone have a link or any info on the new models from Pioneer for 2005 ? No details on Pioneer UK website and they have removed most the previous models.
     
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    Thanks. Given the sucess of Freeview they will do one with a digital tuner. If anyone has any info on such a machine let me know. TIA.
     
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    Any of these got HDMI out ?
     
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    Will any of these Pioneer models improve or compete with performance of new Panasonic/Sony models?:smoke:
    Is Panasonic still king of the hill? :devil:
     
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    The Sony Freeview dvdrecorders are interested but pricewise IMO they are very expensive. Adding a digital tuner can't really bump the prices up that much.
     
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    Pioneer seem to have lost it with digital terrestrial. They've discontinued the set top box and the advance info of the new DVD/HDD range doesn't mention it.
    They'll lose a lot of potential customers as DVB takes hold in the UK and the changeover start is just in sight.
    Surely they don't think it'll go away now?
     
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    We'll have to wait and see. However, even though they are equipped with new MPEG encoders, they still can't break the 3hr full resolution recording limit. How they will compare at the all important 2hrs and 2hr 30min modes is unknown. At the moment the biggest challenge to Panasonic is from Sony - and I firmly believe Sony will de-crown them come the DVB/HDD/DVDR combis later this year.

    Pioneer has a (relatively) low UK market share - not enough to significantly invest in DVB integration into their DVDRs. It will come - but I doubt one will be announced this year.
     
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    I knew I shouldnt have bought the tripe Tosh
     
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    The Pioneer 530HS can record full resolution 720x480/576 up to 210min (Video on mode) and up to 170min (Video off mode- think this refers to VR mode).
     
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    As per valkri the new Pioneers for 2005 record around 3 hours and 10 minutes in full DVD Resolution and also support DVD-R Dual Layer recording for upto 6 hours at full resolution.

    Not sure where Rasczak gets their info from?

    Regards

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    To me the Pioneer 433 looks very interesting. 80Gb HDD, HQ+ and flexible recording mode, over 3 hours full res recording, DVD-R DL and can be used as a WMA/MP3 jukebox. The killer feature for me over the Panny EH50 is that it has DV-in. The only disadvantage compared to EH50 or Sony 510 looks like the 10bit D/A compared to the other makes 12 bit. (Does this make much of a difference?)
     
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    Hi

    Not on consumer grade equipment when the signal is being compressed to MPEG 2, even 10 bits might be consider overkill! Remember marketing comes into play more than the final picture quality in this cut throat market, it is the same reason that full DVD resolution has been pushed upto and past 3 hours, it doesn't actually mean you are getting a better picture at 3 hours than before just because it is now full resolution, in fact, fast moving action looks quite a worse in my opinion!

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    The new machines do not have the DV-out and Disc History features; and there is no button on the remote to directly set thumbnails (NAVI MARK).
     
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    You can still set thumbnail with your DVR520/720 remote (or Philips Pronto remote) BUT NO MORE CHAPTER MARK BUTTON !!!!!
     
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    Its a very simple operation to go into Disk Navigator and do it from there.

    The feature I'm missing on the 530 compared to my 420 is when you press Timer Rec. You go into a very straight forward manual timer setup on the 420 (not the Easy Timer). Not so on the 530, it takes you to a menu system where you choose Manual and it looks totally different. Its now been made to make it simple for noobs but too much for the experienced.
     

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