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DVD/VHS combo recorder recommendations

by v2003 / December 16, 2004 10:24 PM PST

Hi,

Could you give reommendations for a high quality DVD/VHS recorder $300-$400.00

Features wanted:
record VHS to DVD
record TV programs to DVD
DVD-R/RW
DVD+R/RW
backwards compatibilty
Other features..your recommendations

Thank you

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What models are under consideration?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 10:55 PM PST

There are very few of these machines out there.

What's the models you have available?

Bob

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I've seen a bunch of them
by v2003 / December 16, 2004 11:44 PM PST

Here's a few I've read about and seen in stores for the 2-400 range:

Govideo VR5940 DVD Recorder+VCR
http://www.govideo.com/Index.asp?GV=VR5940

Panasonic DVD Recorder?VCR Combo E75 (Walmart)

JVC Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Hi-Fi VCR Combo (BestBuy)

Pioneer-Progressive Scan DVD-R/RW Recorder (BestBuy)

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The JVC/Panasonic and Pioneer then.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 11:49 PM PST

The Go models are fine, but there is some concern about their service network. Just on that alone, I'd pass them up.

And ... 4 models is not a lot. But may be enough for you to choose one from.

If you want a lot of models to pick over, try your DVD players or old VHS recorders...

Bob

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DVD/VHS combo recorder recommendations
by hal / December 18, 2004 1:00 AM PST

What are your thoughts on the Pioneer DVR-520H as a DVD recorder?

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I'd get one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2004 1:22 AM PST

My and other people I know have had good experiences with the Pioneer equipement. They seem to have not fallen in the trap of finding equipment made elsewhere and slapping their name on it...

Bob

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