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#1 OFFLINE   Nabisco



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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:34 PM

looking to buy a recorder, any things you think i should get? if i can record hd that would be great or at least something that looks real good also something that can take the abuse, i plan to use it and i dont want to spend money on a piece of crap

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#2 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:49 PM

I have been through several over the years and learned one thing that generic isn't the way to go for two reasons, they don't last that long and the recording quality is quite poor. Some manufacturers machines will not record movies encoded with Macrovision (DRM) and some ignore it. Can be frustrating to determine as the specs don't usually reflect this. Currently their are no consumer units that will record HD. The best you can get would be S-video inputs. You can get good results with shorter recording times.

#3 OFFLINE   Grentz


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

I have been looking to get one to transfer VHS tapes and one of the best cheaper ones that always gets good reviews are the Toshiba units. They have one right around $100 that seems overall like a decent machine.
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#4 OFFLINE   davring


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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

I like the Toshiba DR410 so well, I bought a second one:) Nice machine for the money.

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