The Quality of DVD recordings (LP, SP, etc) my results.

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Nov 24, 2004.

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    Brian Guest

    I've been running some tests on a Sony DVD Recorder.
    I recorded Sky TV (Satellite) on to video tape at LP speed and also
    onto the DVD recorders hard drive at LP speed (3 hour rate if
    recording to a DVD)
    I played back both of them at the same time so I could switch between
    the Sony DVD Recorder and the Panasonic VCR.
    I found that the DVD recorder at LP gave a softer picture and the VCR
    at LP gave a sharper picture.
    Any lower quality from LP or lower (EP, SLP) gave a softer picture.
    Changing the sharpness control setting on the DVD recorder did not
    make the picture any sharper.
    Recording at SP made the picture as sharp as the LP recording on VCR.
    Recording at a higher Quality setting above SP (such as HQ) did not
    show any improvement in the picture quality. I suspect if I had a
    bigger screen then my 34 inch TV then I'd notice some difference.

    When it comes to cost a 4 hour video tape costs about $4.00 and
    recording at LP speed I can get 8 hours of recording.
    A DVD-RW costs $4.00 and recording at SP I can only record 2 hours of
    video (for my $4.00).
    I have not yettried to dub from a recording made on the Hard drive of
    the DVD recorder in HQ to an DVD using a quality of LP to see if
    there's any improvement in picture quality.

    When recording at a lower quality such as EP etc on the Sony DVD
    recorder the picture did not breakup for action scenes.

    Any comments would be most welcome

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Nov 24, 2004
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    FLY135 Guest

    You can buy DVD-Rs for under $0.50.
    FLY135, Nov 24, 2004
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    Brian Guest

    That is a good price if they are reliable.
    In New Zealand a pack of 25 disks now costs $25 (1$ per DVD) it's a
    cheap brand and seems to be reliable.

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Nov 25, 2004
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