recommend Freeview VCR / DVD please

Apprentice 2 SA

Standard Member
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.
 

Gavtech

Administrator
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.

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.
 

Apprentice 2 SA

Standard Member
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].
Thanks

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. ]
Such an irritating con by the maufacturers providing no range.

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]
Thanks for that info.


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

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