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Old 05-12-07, 06:32 AM
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inexpensive DVD recorder?

any recommendations?
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like a stand-alone thing for my home theatre, not for the PC. thanks
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Whatever Panny is $200 these days. There are some other recommendations in other recent threads, too.
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Pioneer 400 v just came out at best buy. My dvds never looked better. Had a pioneer for 17 years and still worked great. Only 130.00.
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larry b, I think that TallGuyMe is looking for a DVD Recorder..... I looked on the Best Buy site and the Pioneer 400 says its a player for Pioneer DVD Player with HD Upconversion

Model: DV-400V-K

This DVD player featuring HD upconversion completes your home theater setup, boosting the beauty of all of your multimedia. The USB input makes it easy for you to view JPEG slideshows and other multimedia on your TV.
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Guy's, I guess that I'm going to go with the Panny DVD Recorder Model : DMR-EZ17K at $ 199.99

What do you guy's think about that choice ?
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My local Wal-mart has a RCA Recorder/Upconversion DVD Player w/HDMI output for $89.00.Just an FYI.
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I'm curious if RCA has good DVD Recorders. Compared to Panasonic. For $ 200.00 which is the best. I saw where someone here posted Pioneer is a good product.
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No. RCA doesn't really have much that is a good product.

Pioneer and Panny are the cream of recorders for build and recording quality. I tend to trust Panny more on anything DVD (more consistent video quality over the years), that's why I mention them first. But Pioneer is also excellent in most models, and I own a player of their's, too.
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Spiky, thanks for the recommendation. I think I'm going to purchase the Panny DMR-EZ17K it has (2) S Video inputs; (1) S Video outputs; (2) HDMI outs even if you think that I should worry about having them. I'm not sure if you can even make this link work or not. How about it...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1169857843060
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Very interesting, it has an ATSC tuner. Theoretically it can receive HD signals from an antenna and record them directly. Not in HD, of course.
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Having a Explorer 8300HD Digital Video Recorder. Shouldn't I be able to record the shows that I have on it now to DVD's ? In other words.... isn't my DVR Cable Box like a harddrive ?
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I spent $80 on my Lite-On DVD recorder and it's been flawless. Nothing fancy, but records everytime...no coasters.
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Originally Posted by tideomega
Having a Explorer 8300HD Digital Video Recorder. Shouldn't I be able to record the shows that I have on it now to DVD's ? In other words.... isn't my DVR Cable Box like a harddrive ?
Yes. And yes, it has a hard drive. It can't do the features that DVD burners with HDDs can do, like editing. But it does make it pretty easy to record. All my recording comes from Tivos, it's very convenient.
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Spiky, I'm going to buy the Panny DMR-EZ37VS Recorder + VCR Combo. I have quite a few VHS tapes that I would like to tranfer to DVD's.
Is there any particular blank DVD's that I should buy. In the past I bought DVD+R or DVD+RW's. I bought a 100 count of Sony's on sale at Office Depot for $19.99

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Originally Posted by tideomega
Spiky, I'm going to buy the Panny DMR-EZ37VS Recorder + VCR Combo. I have quite a few VHS tapes that I would like to tranfer to DVD's.
Is there any particular blank DVD's that I should buy. In the past I bought DVD+R or DVD+RW's. I bought a 100 count of Sony's on sale at Office Depot for $19.99

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...00000000005702
For the Panny you need -R. Sony's are ok. Verbatim are better from Best Buy. AVOID Memorex. And you won't be able to transfer pre-recorded vhs, only the stuff you have taped yourself.
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Originally Posted by rw2516
For the Panny you need -R. Sony's are ok. Verbatim are better from Best Buy. AVOID Memorex. And you won't be able to transfer pre-recorded vhs, only the stuff you have taped yourself.
That's odd, most Panasonic recorders accomodate,i.e., record, both +/-R. I wonder why. Both the E27k and E47k do.

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I have always bought +r and +rw's. I tried to make copies on my computer and the -r's wouldn't work. Does this mean that I will need +r's for computer copies and -r's to use on my Panny Standalone E27k ?
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Originally Posted by tideomega
I have always bought +r and +rw's. I tried to make copies on my computer and the -r's wouldn't work. Does this mean that I will need +r's for computer copies and -r's to use on my Panny Standalone E27k ?
You should be able to if the disc has been finalized. I'm in the same boat. I've been using -R for my DVR (it writes to +R too but I bought an initial boatload of -R) and my laptop only writes +R, but it can read anything that's been finalized + or -.

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Originally Posted by dleedlee
That's odd, most Panasonic recorders accomodate,i.e., record, both +/-R. I wonder why. Both the E27k and E47k do.
Maybe they do now. My first(E30, 2002) and second(E80, 2003) were -R only. I've got an E75V last fall and just assumed. I'll have to look in the book.
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Originally Posted by rw2516
Maybe they do now. My first(E30, 2002) and second(E80, 2003) were -R only. I've got an E75V last fall and just assumed. I'll have to look in the book.
I should have said 'recent' Panasonics. I'm no expert on this and a latecomer to DVRs but my almost two (or is it three?) year old cheapy ES10 records on both.

The +R format is relatively newer (circa 2002 according to wiki) so it would make sense that your earlier machines didn't support +R.

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The model he mentioned writes to all 5 single-sided formats.

If you really want no problems: Taiyo Yuden. (try supermediastore.com)

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