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LG RH-1999W


I was thinking of buying this DVD + HDD recorder.
It is for Dhs 1549. Thats about $425. We have no taxes so I will be paying exactly 425.

I copied these from the website:
. DVD Recording
- DVD+RW/-RW/+R/-R/+R DL
. 250GB HDD
- Max 345 Hr Recording
. DVFX Recording Process
- TrueView Pro

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In reply to: LG RH-1999W

this product is still very very very very new and not too many places carry it. and because of that, it'll be a little hard to get a review for quite some time.

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Specs Impression

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If you look at the specs and features, then what are your impressions?


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well, specs can only say so much

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last year's model had amazing specs. but it was based off of a windows os and always crashed...but you would have never known just by looking at the specs.

couple of things that will turn me away from this one:
1.)it looks like from the specs you listed, they dropped the windows based it might give you a completely different feel when using it.
2.) it DOESNT RECORD ANYTHING IN HD. it just upconverts dvd's.
3.) you said something about EASILY transferring the stuff you have on the harddrive to your laptop. the obvious is that there will most likely be compatibility issues and the firewire on the unit is only for firmware upgrades and camcorders...NOT for transferring files. last year's model was able to stream videos to the computer through a network through the internet. here is my question for states "dvfx recording process" even if you were able to transfer those files onto your comp...what do you plan on doing with it? i highly doubt it will be recorded in an easy to work with format. and it might almost be a proprietery format.
4.) aside from the highly inflated "320 hours of recording time", these features can be found in many different non-hdd dvd recorders already.

i am in no way saying you should or should not buy this unit. i was close to buying last year's model myself until i had a chance to get tivo with subscription for a year for free(which was a tested and very well made system). i did not even bring in the fact that copy right protection may limit you even more.

my suggestion would be to actually buy it from a store with a good return policy (30 days, no restocking fee, item can be opened and used a little bit). see if it is exactly what you are looking for. this looks good on paper.........but its like a tv with 1035901935019350910x10359103950p resolution that you can buy at your local supermarket next to the fruit department.....the bigger the number doesnt always mean it is the better product.

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Not recording in HD at all...

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I dont have HD broadcast so I wont be recording in Hd and when I do get HD I will upgrade though I wont need to. Mostly I will be recording cook shows and occasionaly movies. Ma be old cartoons like tom and jerry and denice the menace as I remember those good ol days. lol

So is there any way to 'cut' video from the box itself so that I dont have to put it on my PC. The only reason I wanted to put it on to a PC was incase I couldnt cut from the box itself.

Another thing, do you think that this recorder can convert my VHS tapes into DVDs? I can connect the RCA cables into it and record to my HDD OR DVD.

thnx all of you

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any ideas?

In reply to: LG RH-1999W

I live in UAE in the Mddle East so maybe you cant get this model in yourplace.

Let say for example I come home from work at 6: 30 and the show starts at 6:00 so I program it to start at 6:00. Now when I start watching at 6:30 then can I watch from the beginning of the show while the live show is being recorded also? So I can fast forward ads and catch up with the show so that towards the end of the show I can watch the show live.

Secondly if I want to store the program on the HDD for some time so that I can show it to someone else, can I cut out he ads? Does this have the cut capability?

If you dont know about this device specifically then can you suggest something like this in the same price range? Preferably from Philips or some really good manufacturer with a good reputation.

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