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Tosh (32) v Panny (85) - Remind me please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by timp, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. timp

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    Can someone remind me of the pros / cons of the Tosh 32 and Pan 85. Prices are pretty close and having had an HS-2 (Panny) for a while I like the simple Partial Erase and Divide menu options amongst other things. Need help to choose one or the other.
    I realise this has come up a lot before but some of you lot are pretty good at picking out salient points!
     
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    XS32: Pros

    Can write to DVD-RW (as well as -RAM and -R).
    Has DV input

    XS32: Cons

    Has a steeper learning curve

    For the Pany 85 it is the opposite; e.g. no -RW, no DV, but easier to use.

    In terms of recording quality, both are excellent. Some reports say the Panasonic may have the edge, but I can't say for sure. I have the Toshiba and I find it excellent quality (and I watch it on a large 42" screen).

    I wanted DV in (so I considered the Pany 95 instead of the 85). I also wanted -RW, so I could make re-writable recordings to watch once (then reuse) on another player.

    Mark
     
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    Thanks for that Mark - the DV in I already have on the HS-2, so no issue there. Not at all bothered about -RW as I'm more than happy with DVD-RAM. Looks like the Panny gets it as I'm already familiar with it's somewhat quirky interface (assuming it's pretty similar to the HS-2s)

    Cheers,

    Tim
     

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