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wanting DVD/VCR with RGB in

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by andrewq, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. andrewq

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    i'm wanting a DVD/VCR combi with RGB on the input scart. the only one i've found so far is the panny dmr e75, but i'm not keen on DVD ram + panny dvd's can't be easily made multi region(or can they?).
    i know the Philips is RGB on all scarts but i don't think their formats will last. what about the pioneer rt400 or toshiba sd-34vb ?
    the reason i want a RGB input scart is that eventually i will get a PVR and i want to be able to archive anything of interest i record on this to DVD-R.
     
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    If you wait a few more months (April) Panasonic will be releasing the DMR-ES30V (the E75 replacement). In addition to DVD-RAM this will support DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD+R recording.

    I haven't had a hands on with the Toshiba yet so can't recommend it one way or the other. And you definetly wise to avoid Philips. JVC make an excellent DVDR/VHS recorder (and a HDD/VHS/DVDR one!) but it has no RGB input.
     
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    Could someone explain to me the point of a DVD/VCR combi.. I spose if your old VCR has died and you want to transfer some tapes.. but even then.... :rolleyes:
     
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    As always there are pros and cons. The advantages are it allows easy, stabilised VHS dubs to DVDR and is a 'one box' solution. Depending on the machine it also allows VHS to be watched via component (and even progressive scan!).

    However seperates are always the preferred option - that way you can get the BEST DVD recorder and the BEST VCR (if such a thing exists these days!).
     
  5. andrewq

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    the point is both my VCR's are dying and i have loads of tapes. the combi allows me to continue watching them while gradually transfering them to DVD.
    talking of `what's the point', what's the point of a DVD recorder with an analogue tuner and no RGB input. how do you get a quality input to record? due to my location the analogue signal is poor and i get ghosting and vertical lines, but freeview is faultless.
     
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    perhaps a new VCR look at JVC S-VHS decks... and the Sony DVDR with FV tuner would be better for you.........
     

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