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Which dvd recorder for parents?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Matthew Attoe, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Matthew Attoe

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    hello,

    My parents want to buy a dvd recorder to go with their widey tv that they want to buy this weekend. They have a budget of around £300-£350. Looking for something with the following spec:

    RGB-in and RGB-out
    Use -RW or +RW (as well as -R or +R)
    Easy-to-use (parents, remember!)
    Must be able to record from built-in freeview in the TV.

    I look forward to you advice,

    Thank you,

    Matthew
     
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    rdr gx3 nice bit of kit
     
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    As far as I've seen most iDTVs will not output in RGB which would make the purchase of one with RGB input a bit of a waste of cash.
     
  4. Matthew Attoe

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    Thanks for the replies, guys

    Jelly: any idea how much the sony is?

    Rasczak: Good point, hadn't thought of that.

    cheers

    Matthew
     
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    The Sony would push the budget as it is around £380. Options for minus machines would include the JVC DMR1 or Toshiba DR1 (both around the £300 mark). But to be honest, mcuh as I hate to say it, if your not prepared to consider DVD-RAM/-R machines from Panasonic then your best option is probably a plus machine: you might as well opt for one of the sub-£200 cheapies (e.g. Mico, Grundig).
     
  6. Matthew Attoe

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    Basically, they just want a machine that can use rewritable discs (they'll have a fit if they can only use each disc once) that they can lend to me :)
     
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    Then one of the cheap plus machines from Grundig/Mico/Bush will do. You could spend a bit more and go for the Toshiba or JVC but if your parents are anything like mine they probably wouldn't appreciate the difference making them a bit of a waste of cash.
     
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    I'd agree that a + machine is probably your best option (well I would wouldn't I!) but you might be better paying the extra £40 and get the Philips DVDR70. Many would question the quality of the Philips products but I would hazzard a guess that they will be better made than the Mico or Grundig.
     
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    True, as my Sony IDTV is the same. I bought a freeview box and connected it to the recorder and record in RGB.
     

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