WHAT MODEL to BUY PLEASE

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  1. mercman1969

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    It depends what features you want/need. Personally neither machine would be my first choice.
     
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    what would you go for Rasczak
     
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    My choice would also be neither of the above. It would be the Panasonic E55. Because (a) it has progressive scan / component video out, and (b) it uses DVD-RAM, which is more versatile than DVD-RW (it also burns DVD-R, which is the most popular permanent format). I already own an E50, and I'm pleased with that.
     
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    This is getting BLOODY confusing

    Nick, please read the thread title 'SONY..........PANNY.......or pioneer

    Posted the same sort of question, and in this link....EVERYBODY says to stay away from the Panny E55????


    Am now REALLY CONFUSED


    cheers

    Pete :lease: :lease: :lease: :lease:
     
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    Toshiba SX32.. also does progreassive scan, has component out, does DVD-RAW / DVD-RW / DVD-R, so best of most worlds, is also quite cheap.

    And personally I like DVD-RAM too
     
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    If you don't have a digital cable/sat box, and don't envisage one for a while yet, then I can recommend the JVC, as that's what I've just bought to use with NTL analog box via the RF. In SP mode (XP is no better) the images looked like those that come directly from the NTL box directly into the TV.
    A lot of the guys here are videophiles, so certain things are mandatory for them (progressive/RGB/etc), but the likes of myself, I just wanted a decent VCR replacement unit, and I believe the JVC has become just that.
     
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    If you are rude to people, then you won't get any advice :mad:

    MAYBE YOU SHOULD LEARN TO READ, because up until my post, you'd only had one other suggestion :rolleyes:

    EVERYBODY doesn't stay away from the E55, just the few people who haven't realised how versatile DVD-RAM is ! If you want to record on a DVD-R, it will play on anything respectable, for less than the price of a soft drink.
     
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    I have just bought the Pioneer from Empire Direct and I am very happy with it, it has RGB input for high quality recording from Sky+ box, and the menus are well set out - highly recommended!
     
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    That aside I only have an NTL analog box which only has an RF out, however I still like my tosh. Recording format it is very similar to the JVC.
    Decide what features you want and base the choice on those
     
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    Rubbish - it is currently the best featured budget DVD recorder available. The fact it can record upto 3hrs at full resolution as opposed to 2hrs 30/20mins for most of the competition speaks volumes.

    The likes of Phelings will rant and rant about how awful DVD-RAM is - not because it is but because he has taken an intense dislike to them. Alot of the time I simply cannot be bothered to argue - after all (at the risk of sounding selfish) it is not me that would be buying the weaker machine.
     
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    Maybe we should just let these people buy RW machines and learn their lesson the hard way. DVD-RAM is a breath of fresh air after years of messing about with RW media :)
     
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    Indeed. I have been playing with the Sony GXD500 for the last few days and it certainly reminds me how much better the Panasonic models are when it comes to edits/playlists.
     
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    THANKS for the posts chaps


    looks like it is the PANNY E55 then

    where is best to get it from now

    NON of my posts for the record were rude if read correctly....looks like it is the same as SMS syndrome on here

    I am nothing but polite in ALL my daily life


    cheers all

    BEST REGARDS to ALL

    Pete :clap: :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    You've now got to choose whether you want Multi-Region or No Multi-Region :)

    EBuyer are dong the non-MR ones cheap, otherwise see Pricerunner for the best deals on MR ones.
     
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    Can the PANNY E55 be made multi egion by a remote control hack?


    Regards


    Pete
     
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    Mine arrived yesteday from dixons on line £183 inc delivery

    single region, but I've had a multi region pplayer for three years now, and never once come across a region 1 disk yet!!

    I did see a company offering a multi region E55 for £199, but for the life of me I can't remember who it was.

    Bargain.

    Regards
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    you get region 1/3/4 disks etc if you import them, wont find them in the UK shops
     
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    I know, but I'm just not that way inclined. (too lazy!)

    Plus I got into the habit of buying only reg 2 disks to lend to family who only have single region players.

    Just wait, the next disks I just HAVE to have will be Reg1 I know it, I just KNOW it!!
     

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