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Old 04-18-02, 12:34 PM
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No it's a PC burner. The cheapest "quality" stand-alone recorder
retails for around $2,000 (Pioneer's). The Panasonic version lists for $1,000 but doesn't compare in quality. I've posted about the
Pioneer recorder on earlier threads.

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Old 04-18-02, 12:50 PM
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Well those are the prices I was aware of for standalone DVD recorders, thus why I'm inquiring about VCD recorders. I don't want to spend a thousand or more right now, just a few hundred.
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I would listen to Kevlar and go the PC route. Most people already have CD-RW drives, just tack on a $100 capture card and you're set. Not to mention it'll be much more versatile and upgradable than a stand alone unit.
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I am sure that the Pioneer might be a better unit. But, I have recorded on my e20 (sp mode) from a dish receiver, vcr & laserdisc. And I think the quality is very good. Better than anything I could get from vhs or vcd. Maybe, if I saw what the Pioneer could do. I would agree it records better. But, for what most people will use it for (home use) It is more than adequate and could be bought in the mid $700 price.
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Agreed. I do use DVD-R professionally, therefore my quality standards are much higher than consumer requirements.
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Locally the Philips DVD+RW recorder (model DVDR-985) is selling at full list price of $999.99 at The Good Guys. It's a nice looking unit and I almost bought one on impulse until I remembered to consider looking at mail order prices first.

It has Progressive Scan, component video inputs, DV (iLink) inputs from your camcorders with that feature, and a convenient front panel that can be removed to expose a bunch of hidden inputs so that if you put the unit in a rack, you can still access the unit from the front.

It also has the Faroudja DCDI video processing. Convenience features include giving you index picture screen of the DVD contents. So, if you don't already have a DVD player that has both progressive scan and Faroudja in it, you might simply want to pop for this one which happens to record....
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