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What DVD Recorder? - £200 to spend

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Winnie, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Winnie

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    Well, took my Mico Espejo R311 back this week and got a £200 refund. Had this since Xmas but recently it would freeze after about 5-10 seconds of starting a recording. Only way to unfreeze it would be to physically unplug it. It would also take ages to READ a disc, before coming back with "No disc", even though the disc was new and had just been recorded onto by that recorder :(

    Also found the clock on the machine would run fast (about 15mins over 3 months).
    Anyway I now have up to £200 to find a replacement, anyone offer any advice. Just want something reliable and proven, without any fancy gimmicks that I won't use.

    Only one I have in mind at mo. is the Panasonic E55 - Yes/No ?

    Cheers

    Paul
     
  2. dude1971

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    Yes.

    Regards

    The Dude
     
  3. bobcar

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    I have the E55 and am really impressed with it. The flexible record is very useful. The only thing to worry about is the re-writable format of DVD-RAM, this is only a problem if you want to play re-writables in another player otherwise its the best format.
     
  4. buckaroo

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    The Panasonic DMRE55 is a top seller. And I can see why, as I've had one for about two months. It's your best bet. Get a multiregion one from here [​IMG] and your well awaaay! :smashin:

    Avoid the Phillips models at all costs. :mad:
     
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    is pan e55 better than pioneer 220?
     
  6. Winnie

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    Question : Is the MR mod a handset hack, firmware or a chip ?
     
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    I had to get Richer Sounds to send mine away to be mod'd so it can't be a handset hack. My money is on a cd hack.

    As for DVD Ram being unwatchable in other machines, my Panasonic player can watch them (uncaddied of course).

    Regards

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    All things being equal yes - the Panasonic has more output options, better DVD playback and DVD-Audio support. The Pioneer 220 is well worth considering if you need DVD-RW support, i.e. you want to play your re-writable recordings in (e.g.) an upstairs DVD player. However if you use this feature then you loose many of the benefits of a DVD recorder (Timeslip, Chasing Playback, Playlists etc) so you might as well use DVD-RAM.
     
  9. thejudge

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    I've bought the Pioneer 220S and have found it thus far to be a very decent budget DVD recorder with all of the features that i need........... so i would highly recommend it
     
  10. K-BOXER2

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    hi there just ordered the above machine today myself good price at comets if bought online :thumbsup:
     

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