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Tosh DR1 & DR3 - just RGB in difference?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Lighty, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Lighty

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    hi

    i'm probably going to go for one of these fellas.....

    just wondered if the rgb in is the only main difference?

    any other majot tweaks worth hanging on for?

    also RS have the DR1 in for £200 MR - anywhere cheaper,and where could i find a cheap DR3 MR?

    cheers
     
  2. bazkav

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    I have a DR1 good recordings to ram and Dvd/rw also a very good player of pre-recorded films.

    The main drawback for me is the length of time the player takes to recognise any recordable disc you put into it, also whilst it is analyising discs no other functions can be accessed.
     
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    Got the Toshiba DR3 yesterday. It has no component output (Euro version). Therefore no pal-progressive playback.

    Otherwise it's a solid machine and fixes the faults (or appears to) of the previous model, DR1. Noticably, it records DVD-RW in VR mode, and there are now 4 recording bit rate settings XP, SP, LP, EP and a variable bit rate setting for timer recordings.

    I've played a dvd back in rgb/scart and it looks great. The tuner seems pretty good too, since PQ is better than my old setup (through vcr). It does have rgb input facilities also.

    I'd keep it but for the lack of component out. So I don't know whether to send it back and swap it for Panasonic E55 (no support for DVD-RW but has component out), or keep it since I already have a Toshiba SD240 with progressive scan playback capability.

    Things get complicated... (for me at least).
     
  4. mray

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    Isn't it also true that you can only use the FR mode when using the timer, which negates one of the big advantages of FR, namely recording to fit exactly, the material you want?
     
  5. redaction

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    Yes it is.

    Can the Panasonic E55 do it on the fly so to speak?
     
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    I don't know about on the fly, but you program the length of recording into the Panny, press enter and away you go.
     
  7. redaction

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    Well, I think that last comment's swung me. Have arranged return of the Toshiba DR3 for Panasonic E55. Hope I can live with RAM.
     
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    Ram and -R. I use ram for timeshifting and -R for stuff I want to keep.
    It works well for me. I think the E55 is easier to use too.
     

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