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Old 11-30-05, 03:53 PM
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found one! does this international dvd recorder look good>?

Hi

#1 I am looking to get a DVD recorder to burn stuff off my Dish DVR.
#2 I would like to get a DVD Player that plays all regions and PAL.

thanks.

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Old 12-02-05, 03:07 AM
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do any of these look good?

ELITE model http://www.220-electronics.com/dvd/intrecorder.htm

another option (cheaper) http://www.110220volts.com/Merchant2...de=DVDRecorder

AKAI http://www.dvdoverseas.com/store/ind...talog86_0.html

Pioneer http://www.samstores.com/details.asp?ProdID=4158

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Old 12-02-05, 09:58 AM
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Well, none of those are universal players. I don't think there are any recorders/universal models anywhere. The last one, the Pioneer, does have DVD-A capability. That's the closest you are likely to get right now.
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Old 12-02-05, 01:29 PM
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mmmm, maybe Universal isnt the right word. I am looking to play all region dvd's and be able to play PAL discs. Also, I just want a basic dvd recorder all in one machine.

Do the specs on the Panasonic (or others) look good ?
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Old 12-02-05, 01:47 PM
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Ah, well universal typically means that it plays DVD-A and SACD. Region-free means that it plays all regions, although some people don't always pay attention to the PAL/NTSC conversion issue so you have to check carefully.

The Pioneer is likely one of the better recorders, but it does not convert PAL/NTSC, which is pretty much standard for Pioneer. Don't see a Panny in your list, but those typically don't convert either, so I doubt it would do what you want if you were to look at any.

The others would all do what you want. Personally, I'd probably stay away from Akai, but I really don't know if the others are any better. I ended up getting a basic Panny DVDR and using a different player for all region needs.
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