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GUEST,jim clark london england. Anybody bought a DVD recorder yet ??? (16) RE: Anybody bought a DVD recorder yet ??? 10 Jan 04


I think both - and + formats are around for a while yet...

There is already dvd/rw but your better off with a dvd ram apparently they have a longer rewrite life.Apparently the next generation of dvd recorders will use a blue laser as opposed to the red one in use at present..The blue one will reputedly facilitate higher quality recordings whilst using the longer recording times on discs.

My only gripe with the current dvd recorders is they are a bit clumsy to search on, you cant fast forward like vhs you can skip in segments,but its a rather more tedious method of finding a section of a recording than on tape formats, currently they dont allow for partial deletion or insertion like minidisc or video recorders with flying erase heads allow for. The other thing they dont allow for is synchro copying from a dvd player to also copy chapters and seperations.I can understand that copyrighted recordings should not be copiable in this way,but if like me you would like to make exact copies of your own home produced recordings synchro copying would make life a lot easier. Its possible on cd stand alone cd and minidisc recorders so hopefully in the very near future this will be a facility of dvd recorders too.

My old windows 98 computer isnt realy upto the task of making dvd's.From what i've heard its a time consuming process which not only ties up your computer for hours,but has a high failiure rate (Computers can be such temperamental beasts) that any task requiring several hours may suffer from blips in the power not to mention blips in the PC's mechanism resulting on your hoped for dvd copies not materialising...A stand alone dvd recorder doesnt suffer from this problem..

Jim


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