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    DVD Recorder

    Am interested in buying a DVD Recorder for the home theatre as the £30 asda player is a bag of...... yeah.

    Anyway, was wondering, is it possible to get a dvd recorder that will be able to play not only PAL DVD's but also NTSC? If so where should I look? Which models, etc.

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    i would have thought most would. take a look at toshiba stuff (toshiba.co.uk) - they do solid cheapish stuff..
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    Ah right, thanks.

    Just wasn't sure if it'd work if i got aload of NTSC films only to find they won't work... so most DVD players play both?

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    Yeah its mainly the TV that is the issue with PAL/NTSC problems. As long as your TV supports both and you use a scart connection you should have no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    Am interested in buying a DVD Recorder for the home theatre as the £30 asda player is a bag of...... yeah.

    Anyway, was wondering, is it possible to get a dvd recorder that will be able to play not only PAL DVD's but also NTSC? If so where should I look? Which models, etc.

    look at http://www.dvdplayers.co.uk and make sure it is a MR ( multiregion ) model to allow replay of region coded i.e. non-region2 disks.

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    i havent come across a dvd player to this day that cannot be unlocked to multiregion with a simple keypress hacking code. you shouldnt need to worry about it being MR out of the box as most can be unlocked anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davos
    i havent come across a dvd player to this day that cannot be unlocked to multiregion with a simple keypress hacking code. you shouldnt need to worry about it being MR out of the box as most can be unlocked anyway.
    some recorders cannot be multiregioned after purchase if at all.
    Most players can be , But this guy wants a recorder.
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    there was one for sale on ebuyer for £95 recently, think it was posted in the bargains area. one of the reviews said how to unlock that. ill dig up the link if interested?

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    I would check out richersounds.co.uk they stock a large range of multi region dvd recorders. Considering you want a good quality, but not amazingly expensive one I would suggest the Panasonic DMRES10 Multi-Region for £179.99 is what you want http://ws4.richersounds.com/showprod...d=PANA-DMRES10

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    I bought a Philips DVDR70 over a year ago (<£150). Had no problems once I'd upgraded the firmware and borrowed an 1 for all remote to perform the multiregion hack.

    Panasonic dvd recorders have a good reputation - they were too exensive when I bought mine. Cheapest Panasonic I could find at Richer sounds (mentioned above) was £150 + delivery (not multiregion though).
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    If you have a mini DV camcorder look for one with i-link (firewire input).
    Last edited by sdl; 17-08-2005 at 05:35 PM.

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    Got the panasonic DMRES30V http://www.panasonic.co.uk/dvd-recor...s30v/index.htm - its a dvd / vcr recorder, multi region and it works great. (But its expensive ~£350)

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    Think about getting one with digital (freeview) tuner(s) rather than 'old' analogue. They are appearing on the market now.

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    yup, Makros currently do a home DVD recorder for £70+vat

    a steal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdl
    I bought a Philips DVDR70 over a year ago (<£150). Had no problems once I'd upgraded the firmware and borrowed an 1 for all remote to perform the multiregion hack.

    Panasonic dvd recorders have a good reputation - they were too exensive when I bought mine. Cheapest Panasonic I could find at Richer sounds (mentioned above) was £150 + delivery (not multiregion though).
    Panasonic DMRE55 Silver (DVD Recorder - last few to clear)

    If you have a mini DV camcorder look for one with i-link (firewire input).
    I have a DVDR70, do you find you don't get an RGB signal unless the DVDR70 is turned on? In Standby, Sky+ and PS2 look noticeably worse than when the Philips is on

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