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Which Recorder??????

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by deano1, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. deano1

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    I have read some of the threads on this forum but i've ended up very confused, i have £350 to spend on a DVD Recorder. Which recorder and why please.

    Many THANKS Deano1
     
  2. Rasczak

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    You need to steer us a little more if you want useful help!

    Do you require iLink (for a digital camcorder)?

    Do you want editting facilities?

    From what do you want to make recordings from (Sky, VHS, Freeview)?

    Do you require compatibility with other DVD players?

    Do you want to modify/author recordings on a PC?
     
  3. deano1

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    I don't really need i-link and no it doesn't have to record discs that will play on any other dvd player. I will need it to replace my VHS so editing isn't that important either really but i do like the idea of a time shift facility. Is the jvc dr-m1 any good?
    I will be making recordings mainly of sky.
     
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    Then RGB in is going to be important to you (as it is the best connection type available). The JVC DMR1 doesn't have this - it's best connection type is S-Video. Unless you have Sky+ or one of the Digiboxes with an S-Video out socket then you would need an RGB to S-Video converter which would be more expense and would drop the picture quality.

    iLink machines carry a (slight) premium so if you don't need it don't pay for it.

    In which case I recommend the Panasonic E50. It's available for around £250 and offers recording to DVD-RAM (that enables Timeslip etc) and DVD-R disks (which play in almost any DVD player).

    Machines such as the JVC DRM1, Panasonic E60 and Pioneer 3100 are more expensive due to having iLink and other such features and, given the requirements you have stated, probably not worth paying extra for.
     
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    Thankyou for your help RASCZAK.
     
  6. robpiggott

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    digital point have the dual format gx3 for 368 all in

    rob
     

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