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Standalone VHS-to-DVD recorder

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
Can anyone recommend a dedicated VHS to DVD recorder?
If you want to record from Sky, Freeview or Cable sources then I would suggest the Panasonic DMR-E75. Otherwise the JVC DR-MV1 is probably the best option.
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
there are loads of "new" i guess grade A DR-MV1 on Ebay at the moment seem to go for around £200 ish..
PS I'm bidding on a black so please lets avoid a war Bert..........The MV1 lets you DUB both ways internally
note £269.99 new online at dixons silver only and £280 delivered from amazon
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
I've found models by Daewoo and Sharp for £229 new
But out of these two the former lacks a Time Base Corrector, whilst the latter has a poor VHS part. Ditto the Philips model. There is no point in buying a combi if it's not going to do the job you want well. Both the JVC and Panasonic have decent VCR and DVDR elements hence the reason they were recommended.
 
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jpurkey

Guest
I get great results when copying tapes to DVD on my Panasonic E75. The VCR seems to be made better than other VCRs I've had. I also like the flexible recording mode, which calculates the proper bitrate so the recording will fit on the disc at the best possible quality, rather than being limited to a fixed recording mode (1h,2h,4h,etc.) Not sure if the JVC or other models have something similar?
 

Bert Coules

Well-known Member
Rasczak,

Thanks for that. I'll concentrate on the JVC and the Panasonic, then. I've seen the latter for sale at £280 (plus delivery) which seems a good price, though those JVC's on eBay do seem to be averaging a lot less.

Jpurkey,

Thanks for the recommendation. I have always liked Panasonic gear.

Bert
http://www.bertcoules.co.uk
 

Bert Coules

Well-known Member
Hornydragon,

There's a silver JVC about to close on eBay which is currently at £205. As you said, there are several others up as well: some of them are still well below that price but likely to rise rapidly at the last minute, I imagine. Good luck with your black model.

Bert
http://www.bertcoules.co.uk
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
bert the black one i was prepared to pay £150 for went for £230!!!:eek: so i think i am going to buy a seconhand S-VHS deck with TBC and i will get a sepearte DVD recorder later on............(when JVC put RGB input on one!!!!!)
 

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