recommend Freeview VCR / DVD please

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  1. Apprentice 2 SA

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    Can anyone recommend a Freeview VCR / DVD recorder please. It was unclear where to post so I've posted in both sections.

    Roughly £200 or less is my budget.

    I don't want lots of clever features. A button on the remote control to switch between wide, 14:1 and the old ratio would be nice.

    Oh and does both the DVD and the VCR bits have their own Freeview tuner?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Have a look at the Panasonic EZ47:

    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/dvd-recorders/dmr-ez47veb-s/index.htm


    I think you 'll be hard pushed to find what you are looking for £200 or less.
    I've seen the EZ47 at £247 [ multiregion capable]

    Also, there is no such thing as a 'simple unit'... They all come with 'features'
    You cannot buy one without to save. [ The features cost nothing anyway. ]

    The DVD and the VCR share one tuner... in other words, to anticipate your question.... no , you cannot record two channels independently.
    There are no DVD recorders in the UK marketplace that can.
    [ Only PVR's have that facility]

    The aspect controls are normally part of your TV - not a source device such as this. The unit has 'fixed' settings which are set according to whether you have a conventional or widescreen set.
     
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    Thanks

    Such an irritating con by the maufacturers providing no range.

    Thanks for that info.


    My PVR will 'broadcast' to my TV in 'old', 14:1 or 'wide'
     

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