Advantage of dvd-ram over dvd-+rw (DVD recorder)


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Pink Floyd

hello all.

I play to buy a dvd recorder very soon to replace VCR at home

So far, I head that dvd-ram has the capability of deleting only a part of the dvd, which dvd-rw or +rw can't (you have to erase the entire dvd)

the ony im looking for

Panasonic

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the timeslip seems to be a very nice feature that not all dvd recorders have

do you guys have any other alternative or infos to share?

thanks

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Bhav

i'm not sure about the 'deleting a part of it', but i think dvd-ram is used in most players cos you can re-write to it unlimited times. dvd-rw and dvd+rw have limits to the number of times you can erase and write.

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Pink Floyd

well I finally bought this one

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/store...Model=DMR-E85HS

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with the 120gb HDD (213hr you can record!!)

the sad thing is I'm not able to connect satallite to dvd with s-video and same thing from dvd to tv

I dont have the image...

I had to connect all this **** with tvcable cable :/

so less resolution

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Bhav

damn, you were willing to spend a lot!

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rvbfan

Holy crap $599

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Pink Floyd

actually, around 1000CAD with a 3 years warranty

I'm a VERY compulsive buyer hehe

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Bhav
actually, around 1000CAD with a 3 years warranty

I'm a VERY compulsive buyer hehe

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:yes:

sorry, i envy you because i want a dvd recorder but i can't buy one for myself (too young and i don't have any money, plus the parents would never agree).

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bangbang023

It's a smart choice of a recorder. 32x dubbing from HDD to DVD-RAM is a sexy feature to have and the free TV Guide service is another benefit.

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Pink Floyd

yeah bangbang, I've just watched dogeball with my wife and recorded it for trying.

the only thing I dislike is the fact that my tc cable comes from digital box and tv guide doesnt work

it wouldnt work also with satellite

besides that, I love the way it shows the stuff you have recorded on HDD. When you highlight a movie or tv show, it shows you

a preview in thumbernail

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bangbang023

yeah, it's really optimized for a direct connection but almost no one allows a direct digital cable connection to a TV/set like this. I'm glad you enjoy it, though. Have you tried the chasing playback feature yet?

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Dr.Jones
yeah bangbang, I've just watched dogeball with my wife and recorded it for trying.

the only thing I dislike is the fact that my tc cable comes from digital box and tv guide doesnt work

it wouldnt work also with satellite

besides that, I love the way it shows the stuff you have recorded on HDD.  When you highlight a movie or tv show, it shows you

a preview in thumbernail

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I see you live in montreal, and talking about cable so that must be Videotron digital Tv you're talking about.

For 800$ CAN you could have bought their HD recorder which has similar specs IIRC and you would have the integrated guide in it and 100% of all your digital cable features compatibility.

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cal2002

Little late now, but you can indeed delete single shows from DVD+RW and/or DVD-RW records. I do it all the time on my Sony unit. DVD-RW in VR even gives you A-B delete mode, in addition to deleting full records without a format.

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Storm

We have just got a dvd+rw and its cool, aint bothered about having to buy disks etc, came with the TV, But afaik, on ours at least, you can delete the different titles?

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TruckWEB
I see you live in montreal, and talking about cable so that must be Videotron digital Tv you're talking about.

For 800$ CAN you could have bought their HD recorder which has similar specs IIRC and you would have the integrated guide in it and 100% of all your digital cable features compatibility.

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Explorer 8000. Works well, but has a few bugs in it. TV Guide only show 2 days at most, if you want to see more than 2 days, the unit say : Data not available. The HD does make noise that can be irritating sometime.

All in all, I would prefer to have a choice. Buy something that I like and be able to record my Digital Cable on it. This is getting crazy all the diffrent standard, Cable, Digital Cable, Satelite, .... The feed should be the same comming from anykind of box...

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Pink Floyd
yeah, it's really optimized for a direct connection but almost no one allows a direct digital cable connection to a TV/set like this. I'm glad you enjoy it, though. Have you tried the chasing playback feature yet?

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I havent tried it yet. But I will soon for sure!

I see you live in montreal, and talking about cable so that must be Videotron digital Tv you're talking about.

For 800$ CAN you could have bought their HD recorder which has similar specs IIRC and you would have the integrated guide in it and 100% of all your digital cable features compatibility.

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Well since I already have the standard illico (digital tv receiver for those who dont know what is it), I didnt want to buy the HDD terminal

I also wanted the option to burn a movie to a dvd and the HDD illico doesnt have DVD.

that are the reasons why I bought an external component

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Pink Floyd
Explorer 8000.  Works well, but has a few bugs in it.  TV Guide only show 2 days at most, if you want to see more than 2 days, the unit say : Data not available.  The HD does make noise that can be irritating sometime.

All in all, I would prefer to have a choice.  Buy something that I like and be able to record my Digital Cable on it.  This is getting crazy all the diffrent standard, Cable, Digital Cable, Satelite, ....  The feed should be the same comming from anykind of box...

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You are right. The only thing with external HDD+DVD recorder, is that the TV guide built in the panasonic doesnt work. Perhaps, the digital TV terminal' internal guide still works

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