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Pioneer 520 or Panny E85

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bhallimond, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. bhallimond

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    Getting close to choosing between these two to go with the Panny 42" Viera.

    Has anyone got any views!! on the relative merits of the two recorders??
     
  2. Pupsi

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    Hi!

    Here's my observations of the main differences:

    Panny E85:
    +Progressive scan, component out
    +very quiet
    +better TBC
    +it's sais to have better PQ? (3hrs full res vs. 2h20min full res of pioneer)
    +auto programme naming
    +DVD audio support

    Pioneer 520
    +DVD-RW support
    +quicker in operation and boot (E85 is very slow)
    +better timer
    +32 different recording modes
    +disc distory
    +JPEG support
    +firewire in/out

    I would maybe go for Pioneer.
     
  3. Rasczak

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    For connecting to a Plasma I would go for the Panasonic without a doubt. For one thing it has component output which will look much better on your Plasma. Secondly the machine does have better PQ than the Pioneer - most noteably between the 2hr 20mins and 3hr mark.

    If you need iLink consider the next model up - the Panasonic E95. If you need DVD-RW support then consider the Toshiba RDXS32 - it lacks the top PQ of the Panasonic but makes up for it in many other ways and still has component outputs for your Plasma.
     

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