I,ve just bought a LCD TV and intend getting a DVD recorder with hard drive to go with it. The TV is a Panasonic. I have been reading about a Panasonic DMREH50 but am not sure about it and wonder whether an alternative one of a different make might be better. Can anyone make any suggestions? Whats a good one? I'm thinking of a £200 to £300 price range.
I bought a Panasonic DVD recorder last year with 80gb HDD. It is excellent and I have not regretted it. If I bought again I would buy another Panasonic but with a bigger HDD. It will record to DVD_RAM disks which are rewritable. No problems at all !
It is easy to use and I have never got anywhere near filling the 80Gb.
I was burning to DVD-R but recently bought some DVD Ram discs and what a difference. RAM allows for "fast dubbing". This means that a 2 hour film that took 2 hours to burn onto DVD-R now takes 13 minutes onto DVD Ram. The quality is also much better.
Thanks everybody for your helpful contributions I'll leave the thread going for a while to see if more people have ideas. How do we know about the mid- March new Panasonics, how sure jakimo are we that it'll happen then? Might be woth waitng? On the other hand these sort of goods are usually at there highest cost when they first come out, maybe I'd be best off getting the present one at just £235? Which isn't a bad price at A.J.Electronics. Difficult to know!
Whatever you finally decide on it makes sense I think to get one with a hard drive rather than a standard DVD recorder, from what I have read on the subject when you drop the quality to get more on the disk the picture can get quite poor. I have to stress this is just what I have read, I want a hard drive DVD recorder but can't afford it at the moment.
I've been reading a lot about recorders with Hard discs but am still rather unclear about a few things and probably a few more I don't realise! I have just bought a Panasonic 32" TV LCD TX32lxd52 with built in Freeview and it is really wonderful and I'm coping with it well. I have read somewhere that the Panasonic DRMEH50 will only record in wide screen, is that so I wonder. I see no mention of this in the literature. I get the impression from reading some threads that you cannot watch one channel and record another at the same time. Again is that so, because if it is it wouldn't be much use. Perhaps someone could help me re these points?