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need help on dvd/vcr unit

by JAMES BEAL / January 16, 2007 8:55 AM PST

just got a sony hd tv and want to buy a dvd/vcr unit. what i would like to do is record vcr to dvd, record from camcorder to dvd and record from hdtv to a memory in unit or directly to a dvd. need suggestions on what to buy. price is a consideration, but i want all the value i can get for my dollar and will consider all. . thank you in advance j.b.

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by Riverledge / January 17, 2007 10:06 AM PST

WITHOUT HESITATION I'D go shopping for a SONY model that has all the
FEATURES you desire. Some are pricey, but keep in mind, only look for the options that your HD-TV can acommendate !!!

Best shopping,

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Unless you have lots of tapes needs conversion..or
by ahtoi / January 17, 2007 3:32 PM PST

why else the vcr? You keep mentioning HDTV which lead me to say the dvd recorder must have a harddrive. Beside Sony..I think Panasonic builts decent stuffs. I personally have an elcheapo (lite on) that have given me fairly good service. No harddrive however.

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by JAMES BEAL / January 20, 2007 9:37 PM PST

thank all of you for your help. jb

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you're asking too much
by masterying01 / January 18, 2007 3:31 AM PST

the sony dvd/vcr combos will do all that with the exception of "record from hdtv to a memory in unit or directly to a dvd." there are no standalone HIGH DEF anything with a built-in harddrive AND a built in dvd recorder. why? dvd's are not in high definition. high definition requires MASSIVE amounts of information. if you want to put high def video on a dvd disc, you'll probably get like half an hour at most.

in the mean time, the only way to record HD and keep that signal in HD is to get a hd dvr from your satelite or cable provider....or buy a really expensive hd tivo series 3 (sony and lg still makes or have made their own HD DVR which worked decently, but no dvd recorder).

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by JAMES BEAL / January 20, 2007 9:36 PM PST
In reply to: you're asking too much

thank you very much for your info. i really appreciate. jb

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