Please, What is a very queit recorder for light sleeper!!

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  1. CJacko

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    Sorry to bore you with such a question!

    The dvd recorder will be for my bedroom, I have a LG dvd/homecinema combi vcr unit and the built in fan is very noisy, no way can I record onto video and sleep well.

    What low end, approx £100-£180 DVD Recorder is very quiet? Are they all noisy with fans? Or do some stick out as well made/very little noise? Cannot tell in store :(

    People on here like Panasonic units? Thanks
     
  2. CJacko

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    I could go the DVD and HDD route (obviously alot more money)

    but i kind of assumed HDD will be as noisy, if not noisier than just a unit with DVD recording in operation

    thanks again
     
  3. harry m

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    hi i have the pioneer 433hs dvd recorder with 80gb hard disk and it is very quiet,only thing i am not sure of if it is still available,i got mine on play.com a couple of months ago.
     
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    Hmmmm just a tad over budget, just want a cheapish unit for my b'room


    I have heard Sony units are pretty silent? Quiet fans anyway?


    See so many Philips, LG and Samsungs around but am scared incase when I get home it chugs and grinds etc
     
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    I don't think my Panasonic ES10 makes much of a noise. But then again I haven't had it very long and perhaps I just haven't noticed it yet...
     
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    The best way to keep noise down would be to avoid a machine with a fan.


    The other thing to take into account is if the machine has EPG (Electronic Programme Guide). The machine needs to update the guide and this happens during the night at which point the machine jumps into life for a few minutes.
     
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    Which just about rules out any with a HDD.
     
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    This might not be of much help to you, as it is outwith the price you are prepared to pay.

    I have a Panasonic DMREH60 in the bedroom and it switches on several times a week to update theTV guide. I've had it since October and it hasn't wakened me once, and I bet I am a far lighter sleeper than you.

    I can't even tolerate the ticking of the clock at my bedside. It has to be out of the way in a drawer.

    I have even had this machine set to record VCR tapes to DVD during the night and it didn't waken me up.
     
  9. GARYFORUMS

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    pioneer 530 is well quiet

    also its a slow seagate drive so cool running

    andi have ears like a bat and i cant fault it noise wise
     

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