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Thinking Of Getting A E55 Any Help Please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bigjonnyauk, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. bigjonnyauk

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    HI ALL

    am thinking of getting a panny e55 to replace my dvd player and video which dosent really get much use

    reason for wanting one is my 2 lads both have dvd players in their bedroom and i have one in my room plus the one downstairs long story but i got a deal from richer for 4 toshiba sd220 that i could not turn down lol excellent machine

    we have no videos upstairs at all so if i record something for them its gonna be much easier for them to watch

    questions are

    how good is the panny and what is the pic quality like playing normal dvds

    is it easy to use ie will the wife be able to record something while i am not in

    i have looked at it and like i said it will replace my vcr and dvd player

    so would connecting it be easy going on other comments would this be right


    ntl box tv out goes to the av2 on back of panny then av1 on panny goes to the rgb input scart on t.v rf lead goes into rf on panny and rf out to rf in on tv

    if i want to record of cable i select av2 on panny


    ?what if i want to record terestial tele and watch sky is there the option to select channels 1 to 5 and record from the rf while watching cable on av1 on my tv

    also all i can see is it has digital outputs

    what are they my optical input is used by ps2 at min and current dvd player is using digital coax does this have a coax aswell



    phew all advice helpful :lease:
     
  2. mike72

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    Hi bigjonnyauk

    Just a footnote: As far as I can tell the SD220 cannot handle dvd-ram, and therefore you will not be able to share recordings on rewriteable discs - but have to record everything permanently on dvd-r.

    Perhaps you don´t mind the 'waste', but I would opt for a dvd-rw capable recorder...

    (I leave the rest of the questions to people who have more knowledge of the E85 - which I by the way probably would have bought if it could record on dvd-rw)
     
  3. Rasczak

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    Indeed if you want you day to day recordings to play on a Toshiba 220 you must look at a DVD-RW recorder. Some good models:
    - Pioneer 220
    - Toshiba DR2
    - Sony GX3
    All support RGB input and DVD-RW (Video) recording - the Toshiba will be available in a few weeks whilst the other two are available now. You'll have to use 'featureless' Video mode when recording programmes that you watch on your Toshiba 220s - but they should play without problems.
     

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