DVD recorders are a device for recording tv shows onto DVD disc.
It's pretty much the same as a VHS recorder, but with DVD instead
of video. Generally a dvd recorder will save the tv programme on
it's hard drive, and then burn this information onto dvd at a later
date. Dvd recorders have been very expensive to buy, at least £400
to begin with. Now prices are beginning to lower and finding a cheap
DVD recorder online is not that hard. All the major manufacturers
make them such Sony, Philips, Panasonic, Toshiba, JVC, Sharp, Samsung
Look for these properties on a recorder (28/06/05),
- 80 GB HDD Capacity
- DVD + R Double-Layer disc compatible
- 64 x High Speed Dubbing from HDD to DVD
- Pause Live TV
- Intelligent chaptering
- PAL progressive component output
Dvd players also usually support,
- Video Plus+
- D-Matrix Noise Reduction
Dvd recorders also use different formats such as DVD+ and DVD-.
It is bonkers that their are two different recording formats, but
thats the electronics industry. Most recorders only support oen
format, the Lite-On machines do record on both however. There are
also many different types of recordable DVDs, so best to get a machine
that supports HDD-DVD-R/RW, DVD-RW at least, and hopefully DVD+RW.
Their are also DVD-Ram discs, which can only be played on a DVD-Ram
- Comet supply a wide range of DVD Players and DVD's. Comet currently
stock these brands of DVD Recorders; Sony, Panasonic, Philips,
Hitachi, Sharp, and many others.
- Dixons also stock a wide range of electrical brands, such
as sony, panasonic, aiwa, compac, hewlett packard, toshiba and
Players UK - Online store offering the very latest in
brand name multiregion dvd. Find all the major brands.
User Rating -
At £300 this recorder isnt cheap, but for this price you
get a machine that's easy to use and has a well specified and thought
out design. Like with most Sony products it ozzes quality and build
quality, and the picture quality produced is superb. The feature
i love most is the synch recording that allows for use with a digital
set top box. The editing of recordings is also ABC simple to get
the hang of, as is any dubbing you wish to do from HDD to DVD formats.
Maybe a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
User - Colin Watts