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mikeini    0

Hey guys -

Its been a while but i have one question:

at my internship i have convinced them to upgrade from 2 vcr's (one to tape from tv and then oen to tape from vcr to vcr) and downsize their library and put them onto dvd's.

to do this i went ot best buy and found that you can get vhs/dvd combos - PERFECT. that way i can copy directly from teh existing library and put them onto the dvd. BUT HERE IS THE TRICKY PART -

i have got 1000 different answers on what kinda of machine - the BIGGEST difference being one plays dvd r/rw and one that plays dvd r/rw/RAM ...

i was told to go with teh one that has dvd-ram component becuase the dvde ram disk is like a hard drive in that you can add to the dvd with deleting whats alreday there. the reason this is important is becuase there are like lets say 5, 10 and a 20 and maybe a 50 minute clip that cna be put onto one dvd - i cant put them all on one dvd at a time .. i have to do them separately. my fear is that if i get one (or tell them) to get one with a dvd r/rw component it will just delete whats ON the disk each time i record osmething new -

HELP!! i've called every store adn each gives me a differenta nswer.

thanks guys.

mike

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Fred Derf    217

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bangbang023    31

Well DVD-RAM isn't all that widely supported in a majority of players. My advice would be to get a -r/rw drive. With the RW disks, most machines should resume where the last recording left off. Since you were in Best Buy, I would recommend the LG recorder they have. It's a great machine and gets returned A LOT less than the Sony. If you don't want to spend as much, then look at the JVC they have to offer.

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mikeini    0

hmmm .. the minutes on the ram/rw is the same no?

also - the rw WILL contineu off the last recording instead of erasing and THEN recording .. cuase thats i guess what the question is.

what is the major difference between ram/rw ...

also - if i use a ram disk .. can i then burn it onto a r or rw (after its completed or half way thru) .... how does that work? if i burned it to rw - then i coudl just use the computer to burn it no?

thanks bangbang!

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bangbang023    31

If recording onto RW with a show already on it, the recorder should automatically record to the blank area and not over an existing file. There is actually a Toshiba unit out there that, say if you have Show A and Show B recorded after it and then delete show A, it will move show B to the beginning of the disc so if you go to record something, you have no chance of accidentally going over Show B.

The Discs, RW, should be able to be read in a computer for future burning, yes.

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Pink Floyd    15

the reason why I pick dvd-ram is because you can delete a specific spot on the disk and use that spot to record something

with dvd-+rw, you have to erase the entire disk

that's a personnal choice since dvd-ram disk are expensive, specially those 8.5gb

I'm sold to my panasonic DMR-E85HS

DMR-E85HP.jpg

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bangbang023    31
the reason why I pick dvd-ram is because you can delete a specific spot on the disk and use that spot to record something

with dvd-+rw, you have to erase the entire disk

that's a personnal choice since dvd-ram disk are expensive, specially those 8.5gb

I'm sold to my panasonic DMR-E85HS

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No, you don't. As I already said, there is a Toshiba model out, the RD-XS32, that, using DVD-RW will allow you to delete a show off the disc. After it deletes it, it also moves the remaining data to the beginning of the disc so you aren't confined to record a show no longer than the one you just deleted. DVD-RAM is nice but has no real mainstream support.

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mikeini    0

thank you for all the input - we ended up getting one that supports ram but only use the rw feature .... (recorder) ... it works amazing. We figured that since we werent payin for it :-p and ram will prob be wave of some part of future, why not start now. (we would burn to ram dvd's but no computer can read tehm or am i wrong in that assumption?)

Thanks again.

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