Best stand alone DVD Recorder?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Phueque, May 11, 2007.

  1. Phueque

    Phueque Guest

    I know this isn't exactly the right place for this... but I figure
    this community has high enough standards to help me make the right
    choice.

    I'm looking for an NTSC set top DVD Recorder/VCR replacement.

    I want to be able to play back anything I can throw at it. NTSC/PAL
    Dixv/Avi/MP4.
    I want it to be region free, preferably with a Macrovision off hack
    available.

    It would be nice if it could handle +R DL media for record and
    playback, as well as DVD-R.

    Other nice features to have would be
    Play files from USB media.
    Firewire connection to a PC.

    AND... I want to keep it under $150. Otherwise I can just get
    Hauppauge card and set up a Myth box.

    Basically I want the worlds best analog DVD player that can also
    record.

    So... what are you guys using for lazy DVD-Recording and playback?
     
    Phueque, May 11, 2007
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    xmradio Guest

    liteon dvd recorder here...its got dv in...cable
    in....no super...only composite...the panasonics are
    better for their features...

    I am satisfied with my $125 purchase from costco. Been
    using it for 4 months now. Mine will also play dvix
    stuff.

    xman
     
    xmradio, May 11, 2007
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  3. Phueque

    Frank Guest


    I use a JVC SR-MV40US, but it's cost ($379.95 at B&H) is more than
    double your $150 limit and it doesn't come close to meeting the
    technical requirements that you've posted since it doesn't support
    Dixv/Avi/MP4. Nor does it support DL media, and it's a Region 1
    product. Sorry.

    It does a great job, however, of transferring the contents of VHS,
    S-VHS, and DV tapes to DVD-Video discs, especially in the one-hour
    mode, and it will accept the live FireWire output of a DV camcorder
    and record to DVD in realtime. It can be connected to a computer (via
    FireWire), but I don't think that I've ever gotten around to testing
    that particular feature. It plays back JPEG, MP3, and audio CDs, and
    supports DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM media.
     
    Frank, May 11, 2007
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