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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by wilby, May 14, 2003.

  1. wilby

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    I know cost is a complication but why don't suppleirs make

    1. DVD recorders which can record on both sides of a dvd without having to turn it over

    2. Recorders with an analogue tuner & a digital one or two digital tuners, therefore allowing (say in the case of an HS2) the ability to record two different programmes

    3. Either a nice fat HDD or two smaller ones (to take advantage of the two tuners function)

    4 . Something in a price range suitable for a cheapskate like me, ooh £300 should do it.

    wilby
     
  2. JIT

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    I wouldn't mind something like that either but think we might have to wait a bit longer.
     
  3. joshua_bond

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    it takes time to fleece Joe consumer.

    Anyways the hotist DVD recorder goner be Kiss dp550 (with a HDD) - whatever version that will be

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    1) because you'd have to provide 2 laser mechanisms which would increase costs and reduce reliability because mechanism woud also be more complicated.

    2) because 2 analogue tuners would require a second analogue - digital converters, and 2 digital tuners would require 2 converters from one digital bit-rate to another (I assume) - units like the Sky + box just record the incomming stream before conversion to analogue signal.

    3) So they can fleece you now for a small hard disk, then fleece you again later for a new unit with a larger HDD.

    4) Because they can charge £600 (or whatever) for it now and make a profit - and its sold to an elitist market.

    Vikki

    PS. hope my answers make you feel suitably screwed by manufacturers.
     
  5. kenfowler3966

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    you dont need two hard drives to record 2 progs at the same time. The machine can read and write at sufficient speed to playback whilst simultaneously recording, so it could almost certainly record 2 progs from different sources to the one drive with the right software
     

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