what's the best Hard Drive recorder for organising videos?

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  1. azzo

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    Hi, I am looking for a Hard Drive recorder that will allow me to put videos into folders and maybe select videos via thumbnails. It has to be easy to use.

    I want to say, put all of one series into a folder, and another series in another.- it's for storing all of the kids stuff which clogs up my sky+ box.
    Even better are there any that allow the copying of a DVD in it's entirety
    into a folder.

    The recorders I saw around 2 years ago (when I last had one) all had the videos in one long list. (i.e. panasonics, toshibas and jvcs)

    Many thanks for looking
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    I don't think such things are available.

    But perhaps what you didn't know is that those lists you mention can be sorted by many different parameters [ Certainly true of the Panasonics... I would imagine others are the same ] ... so for example you could sort by Title name and all those programmes with the same name would then be adjacent in the same list.
    Folders are not required.
     
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    Sounds like a 'Media Centre'?
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys - yes sounds like a media center jobie - but gettting the stuff off sky+ onto a PC (or mac in my case) is a big chore.
    I guess I could burn a DVD, dump it to a machine and stream - but that is hard work (I am lazy) and would require a) a dvd recorder b) a streaming device c) a computer that is always on.
    This sort of feature is very easy to implement and would be very, very useful, I have sooo many short programs on my sky+ for the kiddies, all I want to do is organise them.
    Anyhow, thanks for the replies, I remember I had a panny once, it was the best of the bunch a few years ago (I think it was a model ending in 65 or something) I liked the user interface but had to return it because of terrible lip-sync issues. I also had a toshiba (xs34 or something) that I had to sell on because it was soooo noisy. Are the new batch of branded machines without fault these days?
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