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davidcole

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#11523 28-Jan-2007 21:09
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Does anyone know of a simple DVD recorder that would be easy to use for my 70 year on father in law.

He records stuff off his foreign language satelite service, and occasionally there is a program that he wants to give to one of his mates. With a removable disk only recorder (say the panasonic DMR-ES15GN-S) can he take one of these disks that he has recorded off his satelite and make a copy of it??

Or does he have to get a HDD/DVD based recorder?




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  #59140 29-Jan-2007 15:58
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They copy fine on a PC using any number of dvd copying software.  




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  #59141 29-Jan-2007 15:59
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CloneDVD is the best in my opinion.

 
 
 
 


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  #59163 29-Jan-2007 18:40
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I was hoping to avoid bring the dvds to my house to copy them




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  #59199 30-Jan-2007 00:26
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You should have mentioned that your father in law did not have a pc with a dvd burner available at his place.

With only a stand alone recorder, then no, there is no way to make multiple copies of a program. You could connect a dvd player to the input of the recorder and dub it the old fasioned analog way, but I hate to think what it will look like coming out of at least the 3rd generation of mpegging and analog 




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  #59215 30-Jan-2007 09:03
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I have a Sony HDD DVD recorder and there is provision on that to copy titles from DVD to HDD and then back again.  And it is remarkably easy, too.

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  #59221 30-Jan-2007 10:39
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cheers, I was trying to figure out if the disk only based ones could do this, but certainly only looks like the hdd/disk ones are the only way to do this.


What sony recorder do you have if you mind me asking, and how is it for ease of use?





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  #59226 30-Jan-2007 12:08
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Yeah, no its not going to happen without a HDD. I have the RDR-HX720S and love it. The GUI is very easy to navigate - it's far easier to program than a VCR in my opinion, plus you haven't got to worry about a tape. I have also used it to do what you are wanting to do - i.e. copying something from one DVD to another. It's a simple process:

1) Insert DVD
2) Hit 'Dubbing' on the onscreen menu and choose 'DVD to HDD'.
3) Remove original DVD and insert blank DVD
4) Hit 'Dubbing' again and choose 'HDD to DVD'.

Simple!

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