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Which DVD Recorder for NTL Box

Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by JSW, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. JSW

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    From reading a few pages I gather my only choices are either Panasonic or Sony is that right ?

    Fancied the PIONEER DVR3100S but take it would have to record from the NTL box in composite :eek:

    Cheers
    Bry
     
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    It depends what NTL box you have. If it outputs RGB then you can use Philips DVD recorders to record and output in RGB. The +RW discs have encountered no problems being played back in a Toshiba, PS2 and a Mustek player. Cheap media too (£30 for 25 discs in PC world).

    My NTL box works well with the DVDR75. Don't believe the hype...
     
  3. JSW

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    Got a panny e60 from my local superfi today :)
     
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    A number of people are suffering from incompatibility between panasonic machines and the ntl box. See related threads.
     
  5. JSW

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    In what way? the way that they connect there scarts?

    I have no probs with mine :D
     
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    jsw,
    Do you have a pc?
    If so for under £100 you can buy an LG dvd burner which will read your pannys ram discs and allow you to edit them and burn to dvd-r..
    I own an E50 and thats what i'm doing @ the moment.
    All depends on your use though because some peeps just use them like VHS where they record something then wipe over it after they've watched it.

    P.S- (i'm going on the lines that the e60 only supports dvd-ram btw which isnt compatable with many stand alone dvd players)

    Danny
     
  7. JSW

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    hi,

    I have had a writer in my htpc for over 12 months ;) DVD Ram and DVD-R

    Cheers
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    Bry,
    didn't notice the "my HTPC" in your siggi (DOH!)

    Danny
     
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    The Guide Plus+ system on the Philips DVDR80 can be sed to control NTL STBs - see www.redremote.co.uk/dvdr80.html for details.
    NTL 4001 STBs (blue remote) are not currently supported, but should be in a new firmware release due end of Jan.
     

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