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quick survey..What DVD recorder have you got?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by paulr, May 14, 2003.

  1. paulr

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    What model?
    How much?
    Where from?
    Impressed?

    Thanks
    Paul.....
     
  2. thfccambs

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    Philips 890 m/r
    £435 .Brought in january.
    HIFICONFIDENTIAL
    Very much so,love it.
     
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    Panasonic HS2. Very impressed:D
     
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    Philips DVDR880

    Bought from Richer Sounds for £362 in November. Paid an extra 60 for 5 year warranty.

    Stopped working after about 3 months but had it replaced with a new one with no hassle and the present one works fine.

    Otherwise, very impressed with it. My VCR is in the bin.

    Cheers,
    Cal.
     
  5. SherrifJWPepper

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    Panasonic DMR30
    £425.00 October last yr
    Webb Brothers - small local Pana dealer
    Superb. Transfered 70 or so of my old VHS's and binned the video:clap:
     
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    Panasonic DMR-E50
    £345 from DigitalPoint.
    100% satisfied with it .
    Ram recording is superb even using cheap mirror optical disks.
    Can copy Ram disks to DVD-R using cheap Matsu****a SR-8588 Pioneer A104 DV-R writer and Ulead Movie Factory 2.
     
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    What model? Panasonic DMR-E50 (Multiregion)
    How much? £370.30 (Inc 3 Year Cover, Multiregion & Delivery)
    Where from? www.techtronics.com
    Impressed? Yes!, but wish I went for the one with the hard disk
     
  8. michaelab

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    Philips DVDR 890
    £600 from www.computeruniverse.de (Oct 2002)
    Very impressed allthough it has been back to Belgium twice to be fixed under warranty for not reading pre-recorded DVDs. Seems to be fine now.

    Michael.
     
  9. TommyVecetti

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    Panasonic E30 bought in feb this year from techtronics.

    Excellent machine.
     
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    Philips DVDR 880
    £325 in April 2003
    from RGB (Ilford, Essex)
    It leaves the VCR dead (just like the dinosaur it is :D), very happy
     
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    All our DVD recorders will be dinosaurs in less than two years.:(
     
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    1. Philips DVD890
    2. £275 (Yes Bargain of year)
    3. Seven Oaks Leeds (Last day shop was open - before relocation)
    4. No problems - records on "cheap" discs also - great
    to archive form Sky+
     
  13. malcom

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    Panasonic E20 just over a year ago. Superb but somewhat picky with cheap media.
    Also earlier this year purchased an E30 as the E20 was fretting on it's own:D :D Another superb performer. Signed happy bunny malcom.:laugh:
     
  14. malcom

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    I agree with the conclusion but not the timing. I think it will be a minimum of 5 years before a credible established alternative becomes available at a realistic price level. With the emphasis on established format!!! Achieving that will slow down the demise of the present formats...I think???:D
     
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    Had for about 3 months a:
    Panasonic dmr e30
    £440
    Multiregionmagic

    Was very impressed with it. However, bought thinking I would record films from tv/sky ect and build up my movie collection. Also thought I would record tv shows ect rather than pay £60 for them a year or so down the line when they are eventually released.

    Reality was however, that I was never going to be happy enough with them and would end up buying the dvd anyway if available, and waiting on it being released if not. Since I had no need to transfer video I ended up hardly burning any dvd's at all.

    Used it as a hard disc recorder more than anything else in the end (ram discs) and decided a tivo would have suited my needs better.

    Currently eyeing up a pace twin ;)
     
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    Philips DVDR880 DVD Recorder
    Price was £295.00
    That's Multiregion and delivery as well
    digital-point.co.uk
    03rd April 2003
    Very impressed
    Not had any problems yet
     
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    I have aPanasonic DMR e50 requiring multiregion hack
     
  18. lostinspace

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    DMRES20, multiregion from Richer Sounds. Cost about £180 I think. Fabulous unit-would get rid of the wife and kids before it.
     
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    Still happy with my HS2, (bought Nov 2002) just envious of how good a new machine would be nowfor a lot less than half the money I paid for it. However it must be my most used ever piece of av equipment except for the tv itself, and averages at least 4 hours recording and nearly simultaneous 4 hours play back from the hard drive each day as I record virtually everything I want to watch to avoid the ads.
    Thats now down to about 16p per hour for programs viewed, after at least 10,000 hours seperate recording and playback to the hard drive.
    I have only recorded about 200 dvd,s though which is a lot less than I expected, not too much on that bears repeated viewing and hence worth archiving.
     
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    hi i have a JVC all in one home theatre kit it records on nearly all types of discs and also has a built in tuner for terestrial tv and FM/AM radio.

    Cost £279 from dixons which is now curry.digital.
     
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    pioneer dvr433, purchased from play.com for £279.99 1st jan this year.very pleased with machine very impressed with picture reproduction.:thumbsup:
     
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    None... I'm waiting for the Panasonic DMR-EX85 I ordered end of June to get in stock :(
     
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    3 years between posts. Is this a record? Bought my Pioneer DVR-220 on here and very pleased with it. Also found that my Panasonic DVD player will play -RW VR discs, very useful.
     
  24. Steve N

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    Two harddrive recorders as in signature.
    HS2 is better for creating playlists but the E500 has a stonking 400 gig hardrive.
     
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    I have a Panasonic E55 and a Panasonic E85.
     
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    cyberhome dvr 750 (dont laugh)
    bought from asda
    £100
    about 18 months ago
    best dvd recorder in this price range imo

    dont know if any of you bought this it was the first cyberhome dvdr asda got in.it still had price stickers on from another shop(cant rember who)for about £220 before the crap cyberhome they have now(which is made for asda now) its much wider than the new one.the record start up time is instant(and i mean soon as you press the button) the record quality is A++++++ on sp-lp even on ep+(6 hrs) it looks like vhs with no jerkyness on any setting.a mate couldnt get over the recording quality on sp thought there was no difference to his panasonic(except the price) it has different filters for picture recording and sound recording.imo best £100 ive spent.
    ive tried it against every other asda have had and my sis samsung r100e and it walked all over them.dont think you can get it now but if you know where you can get one let me know i would by 2.
     
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    Bought a Panasonic E50 in October 2003 for £250, but it recently gave up the ghost, so replaced ith with a Samsung 720 with 80Gb H/D for £160 and prefer it.
     
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    Bought a Samsung HR735 from Amazon for £250 on Friday.

    Have played with it a little bit, and it seems a really nice machine. Dead quiet which impressed me given the grumblings I've read about the noise some of them make.

    Looking forward to finally giving the VCR the old heave-ho :)
     
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    1) Pioneer DVR540HX-S
    2) £358 included delivery
    3) Totaldigital (online store)
    4) excellent recorder == 100%!! :thumbsup:
     
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    1. Pioneer DVD540HX-S
    2. £379 plus delivery
    3. Multiregionmagic
    4. Brilliant bit of kit. Highly recommended :smashin:
     

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