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Which of these DVD recorders would you recommend....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by macca1974, May 4, 2004.

  1. macca1974

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    I've done a bit of research myself and THINK I will plump for the Sony GX3.

    Basically I have £400 worth of vouchers to spend, and these are the models on offer;

    Pioneer DVR3100S
    Toshiba DR-1
    Phillips DVDR70
    Phillips DVDR80
    Sony GX3
    Sony GX7 (much more expensive, but is it worth it ?!)

    I already have Sky+ so a hard drive isn't essential.


    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Macca
     
  2. macca1974

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    Oh well, I went for the Sony GX3 anyway so all is sorted.
     
  3. Quinny

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    I can only comment on the GX7. I love it! The only downside is that it takes about 60 seconds to register the format type from disc insertion.

    I regularly transfer material from SKY+ to the GX7 and there's no hassle with it. The VR mode in DVD-RW is very flexible and also allows thumbnail pictures to be inserted alongside the title name.

    The GX3 I believe is similar to the GX7 but doesn't have the i-Link input for digital cameras.

    I guess the choice comes down partly to what format you want to use and what you want to do with the recorded material. I like the VR mode with DVD-RW and would recommend the GX7 if you can afford it or the GX3 if not. The picture quality is excellent and it doubles as a great DVD player also.

    I can't comment on the other units listed here.
     
  4. macca1974

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    Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

    I was going to plump for the GX7 but the missus wouldn't have me using nearly £700 worth of John Lewis vouchers for a DVD recorder !

    I plan to do my camcorder editing on a PC so probably don't need the i-link function.

    As you say, the playback quality is supposed to be second to none and that's what it will be used for 75% of the time.
     
  5. Dean

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    Get the RDR-GX3, great machine and looks much classier than most of its rivals.
     

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