Cheap DVD recorder with 8 hour record?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Dave Farrance, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Anybody know if there's a cheap DVD recorder capable of recording at
    least eight hours? It's for a video capture application where quality
    isn't an issue, so a cheap analogue-only dvd recorder from a supermarket
    would be fine.
     
    Dave Farrance, Apr 26, 2008
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    Steve Terry Guest

    Almost all will record for 6 hours at reduced quality.

    Wouldn't you be better off buying a Hard Drive recorder,
    much better for continuous high quality recording,
    and they aren't expensive anymore, take a look in Maplins

    Steve Terry
     
    Steve Terry, Apr 26, 2008
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  3. Analogue as in only an analogue tuner, I meant. How long is super long
    play?
     
    Dave Farrance, Apr 26, 2008
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  4. Dave Farrance

    Steve Terry Guest

    You can only reburn a DVDrw at most a hundred times,
    i've had some fail after only about a dozen times.

    Steve Terry
     
    Steve Terry, Apr 26, 2008
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  5. I wanted video-capture -- meaning capture from a composite-video input,
    which all DVD recorders have, but Freeview PVRs don't. And I'd assumed
    that DVD-recorders with hard drives are expensive? I'll have to check.

    Anyway, I've looked at Maplin, as you suggested, and I've stumbled across
    a £70 media player/recorder and hard drive enclosure that might be
    exactly what I want. I think it must have a video input since it says
    that it can record from a TV.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A09HG
     
    Dave Farrance, Apr 26, 2008
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  6. Dave Farrance

    Steve Terry Guest

    That's the sort of thing, but I suspect there's dedicated equipment of a
    similar type
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=36351&criteria=servalance recorder&doy=26m4

    or
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99224&&source=14&doy=26m4

    Steve Terry
     
    Steve Terry, Apr 26, 2008
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  7. Dave Farrance

    Steve Terry Guest

    Personal experience, I use mostly Philips +RW, sometimes Maxell.
    I wouldn't count on any of them rewriting more than 50 times,
    sometimes they easily will, sometimes they fail before that.

    With DVDs you never know, not a good idea when you need reliability
    like surveillance recording.

    Currently HD's are the way to go, in a few years big Flash memory will take
    over

    Steve Terry
     
    Steve Terry, Apr 26, 2008
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    Gary Guest

    Been there with the 8 hour DVD. Not so good when after 7hrs 50 mins a
    lightning flash caused a drop in the mains and the disk was corrupted.

    When I was doing it there was not any HD recorders for sensible money.

    I would advise HD recorder and cut recording time into 'losable ' time
    chunks'

    i.e. 8 x 1 hour recordings rather than 1x 8 hour as I mentioned before
    when its gone it's gone.

    Its not like tape where it would just stop and be ok up to that.

    Gary
     
    Gary, Apr 27, 2008
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  9. I say old chap, would you mind awfully keeping the noise down? Some of
    us are trying to sleep over here in umd and you're making a ghastly racket.

    Now run along and wave your penis at strangers elsewhere. There's a good
    man.


    -Kevin.
     
    Gunther Gloop, Apr 27, 2008
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    POD {Ò¿Ó} Guest

    It looks like you were never hugged enough as a child...

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    POD {Ò¿Ó}, Apr 28, 2008
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  11. Dave Farrance

    POD {Ò¿Ó} Guest

    Yeah, by his dad...

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    Thank you kindly

    POD {Ò¿Ó}
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    Oh people, know that you have committed great sins.
    If you ask me what proof I have for these words,
    I say it is because I am the punishment of God.
    If you had not committed great sins,
    God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
    ¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸
     
    POD {Ò¿Ó}, Apr 29, 2008
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  12. Dave Farrance

    :Jerry: Guest

    You two are only jealous, what was it like being raised by the stray
    dog?...

    FUS
     
    :Jerry:, Apr 29, 2008
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