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What DVD recorder should I get to back up my SKY + recordings

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Rookies, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Rookies

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    I have been looking at the panasonic range. I dont really want to spend much on the DVD recorder just something that is good and to backup what i record on my Sky + unit. Not bothered about the HS2 as I got Sky +.

    Any thumbs up for a good recorder

    Cheers
     
  2. lurcher

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    Hi,
    Dont think u can go far wrong with the E 50 Panny works well for me recording from Sky +.
     
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    the panasonic dmr-e50 is coming down by £50 in july.
    so general retail will by £399.99
    and the new DMR-E60 is going to be £499.99 !
     
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    E50 already £299 most places online.
     
  5. lurcher

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    Nearly as cheap as my plasma then !.
     
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    I really don't think you should discount the HS2. I've got sky+ and the HS2. It's great for queing up programs and copying to the HS2 in XP Mode (the highest quality). Just leave it running overnight. Once on the HS2 you can split them up anyway you want and remove adverts etc to within a frame. Once you are happy with the output you just Dub it to DVD-R with very little loss in quality.

    DaveP
     
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    I agree with DaveP - get the HS2 if you can stretch your budget that far. It's an extremely powerful and flexible machine. Next best option IMHO is the E50 or E60 if your require iLink. The prices have really come down lately as well:

    The E50 is available for £285 (Region 2) or £295 multi region:
    http://www.techtronics.com/uk/shop/50-panasonic-dmr-e50-multi-region-dvd-player.html

    The E60 is available for £415 (Region 2) or £429 (Multi region):
    http://www.techtronics.com/uk/shop/50-panasonic-dmr-e60-multi-region-dvd-player.html
     
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    if you can afford it without a doubt go for a HD combo HS2

    if you want to archive and edit out ads etc it is well worth the money

    you may want to wait until the bigger HD versions come out mind you
     
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    I have Sky + and an HS2 and it is a perfect combination.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  11. Rookies

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    Thanks for your replies, I have now decided to hold on a bit and save a bit more dosh and get a dvdr and hd combo
     
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    Its amazing that we end up buying another HD device to back another HD device before dumping onto DVD:D

    More importantly does anyone know if the HS2 is due to be updated at any time soon?

    Cheers


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    The HS2 is due to be replaced Sept/Oct this year with the DMR-E100

    Some details here and even gets a mention on the Panasonic Home@Cinema site here
     
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    And there's new HDD/DVD-/+R/W units due out from both Toshiba and Sony in the Autumn. I seem to recall reading a few months back that the top end Toshiba unit is supposed to have an ethernet connection that can be used for EPG and remote access - nifty!
     
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    Toshiba already have a DVD-RAM/HDD combo out - it's a good piece of kti but has no RGB in which IMHO is a mjor omission. Toshoba is yet to annouce a new UK release HDD/DVDR combo.

    Sony is planning a HDD/DVDR combo but it will be DVD-RW/-R only - it will not have support for recording on +RW like their current recorder. It was the decision to incorporate DVD+RW in their current multi-format machine that prevent addition of a HDD in the first place.

    There is also going to be HDD/DVDR combos from JVC and Pioneer later in the year.
     
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    Absolutely, what were Toshiba thinking? I was very excited about getting the Tosh until I found out about this. The Tosh would be the best option available now if it wasn't for the very puzzling decision to not have RGB-In.

    On the other hand, the omission RGB-IN of will either not be known, or the significance will not be realised by the majority of consumers and so will not hurt sales very much. Just a shame that they made an almost perfect product (basically an HS2 with better edit options and DVD Libarary), and then spoiled it in such an unnecessary way. Would it have killed Toshiba to include RGB-In?

    This means I'll either wait for the DMR-E100 or get the E50 to use in conjuction with my TIVO.
     

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