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Will the Tosh 220 or Sony NS305 play DVD-R discs

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Messiah, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. Messiah

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    Title should read Tosh 220.

    Does anyone know if either of the above two players will play DVD-R discs.

    Thanks.
     
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    The Toshiba will certainly read DVD-Rs - I have one and use it as my main DVD player to play disks that I have burnt on my HS2/PC.
     
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    Hi Messiah

    go over to www.vcdhelp.com and check their compatability lists - that's where I got info when considering which player to choose for +RW compatability. You can even e-mail people who've left comments in some cases.

    Also try www.doom9.org - check the forum.


    HTH


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    Thanks both.
     
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    sorry for hijacking but it does seem as though your qu has been answered

    i can also confirm -R plays on 220

    Raz, is this because you use the HS2 to record onto -R while you are watching something else on the 220. Do you think the 220 gives a better quality playback? It does have component

    why isn't this standard on all dvds?

    I ask because I have a similar set up E30 and 220 but have put the 220 upstairs as it seemed daft having two downstairs
     
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    No probs bobbles. Any idea where I can get an E30?

    Neil
     
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    multiregion have it for 450 ish multi natch

    tecknotronics have it for a similar amount but some members have posted bad experiences with them

    I am sure i saw it multiregion from RS for 399.95 in a mag offer (widescreen?)

    The E30 has been replaced with the E50 now, basically the same model though

    If you can afford it get the HS2 though as it has excellent editing facilities

    even with sky+ i am frustrated with the lack of editing I can do with the E30

    -RAM editing is superb but -R discs are so much cheaper

    there was a recent thread with a link to a site selling the HS2 for 500

    seems a bit too cheap to me though
     
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    Thanks bobbles. Think you may be referring to this thread which is only speculation although sure it will happen at some time in the not too distant future.
     
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    I use the 220 as a playback machine because the HS2 is normally busy doing dubbing or recording when I want to watch something on DVD. Therefore the 220 remains my DVD player.
     
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    which do you think gives better performance?

    I would have thought the E30/HS2

    There doesn't seem too much difference to me


    wrong thread

    This one

    but it was too good to be true

    without a doubt the price will drop to that kind of figure in the near future
     
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    I can't really compare them. Although I record the RGB signal from Sky+ on the HS2 my (soon to be replaced TV) only has one RGB scart so I use the S-Vidoe output from the HS2. This obviously can't match the RGB picture from the 220.

    Additionally half my DVD collection is region 1 and I didn't get a modified HS2 so can't give a full side by side test.
     

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