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Which DVD Recorder should I buy? If any yet?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mr 928, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Mr 928

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    I've got some money coming back from the Taxman (paid too much tax - love my accountant to bits now!!) and I'm thinking of buying a DVD Recorder.

    The problem is which way to turn. The whole HDD thing is really interesting and I've been looking at the Panny HS2 - is this the best bit of kit out there at the moment, or should I wait?????

    Thanks :smashin:
     
  2. kenfowler3966

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    HS2 is great and the new machines coming out will be more expensive than the discounted £600 or so they cost now. All you will get is a bigger hard drive, however mine has always been large enough so far.

    Go for it you won't be dissapointed, it will change your viewing habits for ever, allowing you to record what you want and watch when you want at quality indistinguishable from the original broadcast, and save 15 mins an hour by avoiding ads.
    If you go for a non hard drive machine you will be forever compromising in quality to fit several hours on one media whilst you can't get to the machine to change it
     
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    I would suggest the HS2 also. Unless you really don;t want to commit that much money a HDD/DVDR combo is the way forward. If you don't need RGB in (from Sky or Set-top Box) then the Toshiba is a good option - otherwise go for the HS2.

    You could wait for the E90/100 - it will have a bigger HDD but the functionality won't be different. And as Kenflower pointed out it will cost a fair bit more than the HS2 which can now be got at some very nice prices.
     
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    hold fire!!!:smoke:

    there will be products comming out shortly (from Oct onwards). The likes of kiss 550dp and jvc....and off course the cheapo stuff like Mico and Bush and others. See forums links....

    Do like me...be patient and wait for the more quality goods and sensible prices!
     
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    Rubbish! It is an established fact that, if you can afford it, a HDD/DVDR combo is by far the best way to go. Accordingly you have to look at what's coming up in that category. The upcoming products are the E90 and Pioneer HDD/DVDR combo. The latter is yet to be formally announced and, given Pioneer's UK track record in recordable DVD, may be expensive. The former is an updated HS2. Certainly both are going to be considerably more expensive than some of the bargains that are available on the HS2 at the moment. And apart from larger HDD they will have very little extra over and above the HS2.

    The KISS may have Digital In but, given there track record, the sound quality will probably be worse. The lack of a HDD also means that, regardless, it's still not going to be as flexible as the HS2.

    The JVC is an impressive machine to rival the E50 - but it isn't in the same league (flexibility and functionality wise) as the HS2 or it's replacement.

    If your seriously considering DVDR products from Mico or Bush then you might as well stick with your VCR :D

    The only reason you would want to hang fire is due to price. But if you say that you will never buy anything - ever.
     
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    Thanks guys, that's useful info - I think if I do actually take the plunge, the Panny HS2 is the machine for me. Would like to know what Pioneer are going to do, but definitely would never touch that mico/bush rubbish.
    I'll let you know what I decide!
     
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    http://www.pioneer.co.jp/dvdld/dvr/

    Heard that this is the cheaper of two models that is supposed to be released this year by Pioneer. Sorry to all those who don't speak/read Japanese.
     
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    Cheers MJ,
    Any idea of price as my Japanese isn't too hot these days! :D
     
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    im wating for the fusion FDTRR100

    which according to www.idtv.co.uk should be out within the next few months

    and the machine includes:-

    Digital Terrestrial Receiver PVR & DVD-R
    Records to hard disk with Multi Guide (EPG). Includes advanced twin tuner & DVD-R recorder for archiving & playback

    see :- http://www.fusiondigitec.com/products.htm
     
  10. Mr 928

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    The WHAT? :confused: :eek:
     
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    What is the playback like on the HS2 for normal DVD viewing ? Is the picture/sound quality good ?
    I assume the HS2 is available in multiregion format ?
     
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    There is a thread going on over at digitalspy regarding the Tosh and Panny recorders. Well worth a read if you are considering the Toshiba RDXS30 or Panny HS2. Still can't quite decide myself.
    Tosh ahead by a nose.
     
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    That thread is well worth a visit - some great information there.
     
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    Mr 928 I may be selling my HS2 for lack of space. It is mint and unmarked with a free macro disabling scart and some discs. LMK if you want!
     
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    What kind of money do you want for it? PM me if you like......
     
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    I was thinking of about £549 delivered. It's absolutely mint and will include a £30 macro scart and some discs! LMK?
     
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    CLH,
    I'll have a think and let you know asap.
    Thanks :)
     
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    No worries mate, no hurry as I have to transfer all my West Wing from Ram To +/-RW next Tuesday.

    I had a squizz round the net and TBH it seems to have gone up everywhere! So £549 Is about £100 cheaper I think than the cheapest places!
     
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    This is doing my brain in. Can anyone help?

    QED are selling the Toshiba RDXS30 for £461.01.

    I will be using a DV camcorder but the Toshiba has no i-link.

    Do I wait for the latest Toshiba D-R1 or is the RDXS too much of a bargain at £461.01.
    The D-R1 will be able to record to -RW, is this a big advantage?

    cheers

    pcblues
     
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    That's a great price! I've got the Toshiba RD-XS30 and am extremely happy with it. If you can live without the RGB in and no DV then I'd definitely recommend it. :smashin:
     
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    I'm also looking for a panasonic recorder but my dealer has adviced me against the HD recorder. According to him some users that used it as a plasma tuner had complaints about audio sync problems when watching TV and about the fan making too much noise? Has anyone here experienced these problems?
     
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    CLH,
    Many thanks for the offer, but I can get em cheaper (in the trade!). I've decided however to wait a while, in the meantime, gonna buy an iPod instead!!!
    :smashin:
     
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    Make sure it's 30 GB. They rock!
     
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    Thanks CLH, and yes it'll be the 30GB. Should go really nicely with my iMac!! :D
     
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    CLH, Mr 928...

    Can I remind you that any trading discussions must take place within the trading forum of the site, and must adhere to the forum rules.

    Whilst I appreciate the fact that this is not a definite "sale item", effectively opening yourself to offers, and inviting contact by PM (regardless of whether it happens) is not the way to do things.

    Please don't let it happen again :)

    K.
     

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