What dvd recorder for up to £500?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Hardc0r3UK, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Hardc0r3UK

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    I am saving up for a DVD recorder so that I can sell my budget LG-5253 DVD player and also sell my VHS player. It will be nice to get some more shelf space back as DVD boxes take up a lot less room. I don't record things that much but it would be nice to have the option. So far I have looked at the Philips DVDR80 and it seems good but I'm not convinced enough to spend £500 on it. I would be much happier to buy one with less options but better play back and recording quality. Ideally I would like to spend around £350 but as I said I can spend up to £500 for something very special.

    Edit - I've just seen the Panasonic DMR E50EBS DVD Recorder on amazon at £250. Its looks good. What do you lot think?
     
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    A Phillips dvdr80 will only cost you around £350 Really!
     
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    E50 superb mate strech to £550 and get an HS2 the dogs ******** of DVD recorders!!!
     
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    As has been said on other threads, it depends on what you want it for. Have you got a camcorder? If so, go for the Panasonic e60 as it has i-link. If not, the e50 is your best bet as the Philips has reliability issues (before I get flamed, my two friends have had mega problems with their Philips machines but they still recommended that I get one as they love them, go figure).

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    From what I've learned on this site, the dodgy reliability of Philips machines were only refering to early 880's and NOT the new models.

    I had a dodgy 880 replaced under warranty within ten minutes with no quibbles. The replacement set has been 100% reliable.

    The Panasonic projector AE100 had many reliability problems but I wouldn't apply that to the AE200, 300 or 500, OR their DVD recorders!

    As for choosing a recorder, I would say that the Panny E50 is the best value as an entry model and would agree that if I had 500 quid to spend I'd probably stretch to an HS2 for the convenience of HDD and the quality of RGB in (over the Pioneer and Toshiba).
     
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    It seems like a lot of money for a HDD and better RGB. I'm wondering if I would be better off getting the E50 and replacing my JVC OFC with some Philex Thor scart leads?
     

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