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Toshiba XS34

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by George74, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. George74

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    I am interested in buying this machine which has had good reviews. It will mainly be used to load my camcorder (both analog and digital )footage onto the harddisc and then after some basic editing, dubbed onto DVR-R and/or DVD-RW. And here's the snag. In one of the reviews, there's reference that the XS34 does not cater for video recording mode on DVD-RW discs. The reviews goes on to say that with this facility is available fo DVD-RAM discs, so feature (or lack of) won't be missed.

    Question. What is video recording mode? Does this mean the machine will not let me copy from HDD to DVD-RW. If that's the case, then the machine is no good for me.

    Many thanks
     
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    In short you can most definitely record from camcorder to HDD either via firewire or analogue inputs, do your editing on the HDD then copy to DVD-R or RW. Once finalised these discs will play in most DVD players.
     
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    So will DVD-RAM discs if you have a Panasonic, JVC or NAD dvd player.
     
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    Thanks for your useful replies guys.
     
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    i bought an LG dvd drive around £30 for the pc so i can use dvd-ram (aint got the standalone recorder yet though!) to transfer
     
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    lg 4163b (or the new 4165) is a superb drive. I believe www.svp.co.uk do a great deal on it at the moment, that's where I got mine and I couldn't be happier with it.

    Transfered loads of RAM disks to the PC to compile as full season disks of some popular series on TV.

    Good luck!
     
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    If you haven't already found it please look at Rasczak's signature link for "Which DVD Recorder". It explains all the formats in great detail. For convenience his link URL is this one :-

    http://www.btinternet.com/~james_lancaster/whichdvd.HTML#2
     

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