The new DVD recorder from Philips

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul O, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Paul O

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    Hi everyone.

    Has anyone bought the new sub-£500 philips DVD+R/W machine? I'm really tempted, as I have seen it for sale at £411.

    Reviews are still a few weeks away.. should I wait, or can anyone give some info on what its like?

    Can it do MultiRegion easily, and play back VCDs?

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    Paul.
     
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    I don't have one (Philips Recorder) but I do know that it can be made multi region through a hack.

    The hack won't let you play RCE titles (mainly Columbia/Tristar titiles) but at least you can take advantage of the cheap price and not have to fork out extra for a multi region option.

    See http://www.dvdplusrw.org for details about this hack, its somewhere in the forum.
     
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    Excellent website. Thanks very much for the tip!

    Cheers,

    Paul.
     
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    I understand that richer sounds have bought up remaining stocks of this machine and are knocking them out at a mere £399 the thing that puts me off is this new dvd+r format, it does not to be compatable with many stand alone dvd players. A friend of mine is currently trying to get his money back at the moment. It is apparently a very good picture on the recordings so it would be a good buy provided that you wont want to play the discs back on anything else.

    All the best............Splice;)
     
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    Thanks for the info Splice.

    I have heard that the DVD+R/W can be a problem, and its much more expensive than the -R version but I only intend using it to archive Camcorder and old video material really. The plan is to record it, then put it into the PC, and record to either DivX (and CDs) or to a -R recorder in the PC.

    Lots of messing around, but it seems like the best way to get high quality, as the TV Recording cards don't seem to be up to the standard I am wanting (except for the really expensive ones).

    It'll also mean I can bin the VCR for timeshifting recordings! Bargain!!

    Cheers!

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