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Topic # 23669 6-Jul-2008 15:26 Send private message

Greetings,

Now that I have installed HD Freeview, I now realise that my existing DVD recorder isn't capable of recording HDMI.  So I am considering upgrading to an appropriate DVD recorder.  What do readers recommend?  I have been happy with my existing Panasonic recorder, apart from the quirky UI.  I see there is a 650H model which seems to fit the bill, but LV Martin also had a Sony similar spec'd model (RDRHX950B). Since I have a Bravia TV, I wonder if there might be some advantage in a Sony DVD player. Any input much appreciated.

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  Reply # 143368 6-Jul-2008 15:53 Send private message

Even if you have a DVD recorder that has a HDMI input it will not deliver any benefits over your existing DVD recorder as DVD is only a SD format and won't allow recording of HD content.



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  Reply # 143375 6-Jul-2008 16:08 Send private message

yes but most recorders have a hard drive that will hold HD content.. As for which player to get im not sure, i liked my samsung that claimed it could hold HD content but didnt have hdmi input so that wasnt much use!



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  Reply # 143377 6-Jul-2008 16:11 Send private message

Even if you have a DVD recorder that has a HDMI input it will not deliver any benefits over your existing DVD recorder as DVD is only a SD format and won't allow recording of HD content.

Does that meanthat I could however record HDMI quality to the HDD of the DVD recorder but that I couldn't burn it to a actual DVD?  My main concern is to be able to record from the Freeview channel that will carry the Olympics. Looks like I may need to review my TV-STB-DVD setup....

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  Reply # 143380 6-Jul-2008 16:15 Send private message

garvani: yes but most recorders have a hard drive that will hold HD content.. As for which player to get im not sure, i liked my samsung that claimed it could hold HD content but didnt have hdmi input so that wasnt much use!


It's unlikely that you will find any HDD units that can natively record HD content in NZ to the HDD.

The only way to record HD content at present is to use a PVR with appropiate software or purchase a BluRay recorder and use the HDMI input.


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  Reply # 143481 6-Jul-2008 20:44 Send private message

I wonder if this would work

Happauge HD PVR

Says it has PAL and NTSC support. Doesn't record from HDMI but from component which I see the Zinwell has.




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  Reply # 143485 6-Jul-2008 20:53 Send private message

lchiu7: I wonder if this would work

Happauge HD PVR

Says it has PAL and NTSC support. Doesn't record from HDMI but from component which I see the Zinwell has.


Zinwell component output (and any upcoming Freeview|HD certified boxes) is only SD, not HD.



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  Reply # 143487 6-Jul-2008 20:57 Send private message

Zinwell component output (and any upcoming Freeview|HD certified boxes) is only SD, not HD.

D'hang!

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  Reply # 143527 6-Jul-2008 23:06 Send private message

Freeview approved PVR would do the job...but unfortunately they may not be available until early next year. PC based PVR like this may only be the solution to your "HD Recording" problem.

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  Reply # 143534 7-Jul-2008 00:40 Send private message

Even our solution myPVR doesn't currently support recording freeview|HD, but it is in development.




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  Reply # 143546 7-Jul-2008 07:57 Send private message

nav2u: Freeview approved PVR would do the job...but unfortunately they may not be available until early next year. PC based PVR like this may only be the solution to your "HD Recording" problem.


ZOMG111!!! How can DSE justify such a high price for the HVR-900? You can find it for $60 less from plenty of other retailers.

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  Reply # 143809 7-Jul-2008 14:29 Send private message

sbiddle:
nav2u: Freeview approved PVR would do the job...but unfortunately they may not be available until early next year. PC based PVR like this may only be the solution to your "HD Recording" problem.


ZOMG111!!! How can DSE justify such a high price for the HVR-900? You can find it for $60 less from plenty of other retailers.


Agreed. I just got one for $120 from an e-tailer




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  Reply # 143831 7-Jul-2008 14:57 Send private message

openmedia: Even our solution myPVR doesn't currently support recording freeview|HD, but it is in development.


You can record it ok in mythtv.. just not play it back properly :-)

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