Which DVD recorder?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by atomheartmother, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to decide between these two DVD recorders. The only difference I see is that the Panasonic has DVD-RAM. From what I understand this is desirable as DVD-RAM's can be recorded over 10x as many times as DVD-RW (like 10,000 vs 1,000). They also allow you to watch a show that you are recording from the beginning. That is really the only interesting feature as I don't ever see recording over a DVD even 1,000 times.

    However, supposedly I can do that function (watc a show that is recording from the beginning) with the Toshiba that doesn't have DVD-RAM. It is listed to have some Timeslip function that (according to some little descritive paragraph at BestBuy) allows you to do the above stated.

    So is it worth going the extra $38 (the prices are a bit different in store vs online) for the Panasonic. I figured that with the extra $38, I could get the 2 year warranty for $30 if I went with the Toshiba. But if the Panasonic is considerably better...


    We don't have any HiDef crap or anything (just a cheap flat screen TV) and will only be using this to occasionally record a TV show here and there.


    Here they are:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...CategoryId=pcmcat13900050019&id=1140391905023

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...CategoryId=pcmcat13900050019&id=1134703132138




    Here are some more detailed specs I found on another site.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Toshiba_D_RW2_DVD_recorder_with_TV_tuner/4507-6463_7-31829552.html?tag=nav

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Panasonic_DIGA_DMR_ES15_DVD_recorder/4507-9141_7-31828098.html?tag=nav
     
  2. atomheartmother thread starter macrumors regular

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    C'mon. I thought nerdy geeks like you guys could give some answers.
     

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