Sony RDRGXD500

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by stupes, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. stupes

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    Hi

    I wonder if any one who has used this sony with integrated digital, can tell me if it will play mpeg4 formats such as DivX, XVid and WMV? At first glance (google) it would appear it does not (though 1 site - Comet says it does), I have noticed from looking at the compatibility search at www.videohelp.com that many manufacturers of recorderes do not advertise that when products are (divX) compatible.

    Thanks in advance
    Stu
     
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    No. To be honest at present there are no decent brand DVD recorders that will playback such files (even Windows Media Audio is badly supported in such machines). Things may change: JVC and Toshiba are both investing in MPEG4 variant playback on their DVD players and we can hope this will extend to their DVD recorder range is due course. I wouldn't hold your breath though. Accordingly you have to look towards the lesser producers such as KISS and Chinese imports for such compatibility. Needless to say you would be well advised to avoid such machines.

    In my opinion then it is much better to get a decent DVD recorder that does what you want and then maybe a cheap player that supports such formats or alternatively a ShowShifter type device.

    If you looking into buying a DVD recorder have a look at the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature.
     
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    Thnks for this. Interesting lonk too..

    I'm leaning now towards the idea of turning my PC into a PVR with DVB-T. Unfortunately it is likely that noone else in the house will learn to use it, but for around 50 pounds you can't go wrong I think.

    Thanks for your help
    Stu
     

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