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Subject: Re: DVD recorders
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:07:04 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 00:07:04 PST
Organization: RoadRunner - West
"David Zeit" wrote in message
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> Any one have one or recommendations? I'm looking maybe a low end
> Panasonic between now and Feb. I'm in no real rush. But this +R and -R
> and ram and +RW and -RW is new to me. I'd use it to copy family videos
> from HI 8 and regular 8 and taping off digital cable tv. From time to
> time I MIGHT rent or buy a DVD although I can't imagine it on a regular
> basis. My brother has a Panasonic 30 and likes it. I think it's being
> replaced by a 50 model with a 60 with more features.
Is this for set-top?
1. DVD-R's are more widely accepted format to be used in many commercail dvd
players. You can record on them and nearly all can be accepted on the third
generation and above players. You can check if your model is compatible at
2. DVD-r's are cheaper. In bulk ( like a spindle of 50 ) runs about $100 .
DO NOT Buy anything that has dvd-ram attached to it. ITs a format long since
ditched when the dvd-r format was begining to be widely accepte.d Its not
worth getting a player that records to that format. You will run into too
IF you are talking about a drive, Pioneers A series are the best for DVD-r
recording and they'll be introducing a 4x recorder later this year ( not
much time left in the year ).
DVD+ and DVD+RW are the other formats that the industry wants EVERYONE to
adopt. ITS A lot more expensive ( you're looking at spending nearly $4 a
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