Using my laptop to burn DVDs

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by sqvrti, May 3, 2005.

  1. sqvrti

    sqvrti
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I need to buy a DVD recorder, and fancy a HDD version: my main interest is timeshifting.

    I have a Sony Vaio laptop which writes many DVD formats.

    Would it be feasible to buy just a HDD recorder, and use the VAIO to burn DVDs, as I shall only want to do this infrequently? I have no interest in editing.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Rasczak

    Rasczak
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    21,241
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Warwick
    Ratings:
    +2,282
    How would you get the material off the HDD and onto the laptop? You can get some HDD with FTP options but they tend to be cheap/unknown brands that are best avoided. You could use an analogue capture device but that would mean a quality drop. You could get a standalone DVDR and use that in conjunction with your laptop - see the 'DVD-RAM to DVD-R' guide in my signature for example.
     
  3. sqvrti

    sqvrti
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks very much. I'll stick to your original recommendations!
     

Share This Page

Loading...