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Which disc for 'Starters'

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Dennis Leighton, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Dennis Leighton

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    My new JVC DR-MV1 will be delivered in the next day or two. I am anxious to transfer about 80 VHS tapes to disc - each being 3 hours in length - so that they can be archived. Which disc format is the best for this purpose and will a 3 hour tape go onto one disc? I'd very much appreciate some help.
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    Depending on what quality you are wanting, I have archived all of my VHS tapes in XP mode which gives you 1hour per 4.6GB DVD, mine were irriplacable home movies which I wanted to copy without loosing any quality. I would personally experiment with DVD-RW or +RW before you create 'coasters' with non erasable -R / +R media.

    Chris
     
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    I've found the compatibility guides when buying blanks from svp.co.uk to be pretty useful. You can also order sample packs from there which might help.
     
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    Yes, experiment with DVD-RWs to become accustomed to the machine and the recording quality options. Don't even think of archiving on -RW though as they are generally not as robust as DVD-R.

    Personally I find 2 hours per DVD to give very good results but would certainly not risk going beyond that figure.
     
  5. Dennis Leighton

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    Thank you All for your speedy and knowledgeable replies. They have helped enormously.
     

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