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# 66730 22-Aug-2010 15:20
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Hey guys, I've got a Samsung DVD play/Recorder and Video player/Recorder combo, with Full HD Up-scaling.

Just one issue with it, When I record with a DVD the quality is just disgusting! It's watchable, But not very clear at all.

I just want to know if that's normal, or if it is merely a selectable option I need to sort out?

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  # 371055 22-Aug-2010 16:01
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IME standalone DVD recorders look like crap unless on the 1 hour rate - sometimes the 2 hour rate does ok, but usually it makes everything look like discovery on sky when there is movement.

Chances are you have it on the 4 or worse hour modes, so yes, it is normal.

Also if you are inputting lousy video, or using composite video, again normal causes for looking aweful.




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  # 371171 22-Aug-2010 19:27
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What are you trying to record?

As richms said if you're using composite video inputs you will get a terrible signal, particularly since composite suffers from dot crawl.

 
 
 
 




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  # 371175 22-Aug-2010 19:36
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Ok cheers for the info guys. Ill check out how its connected to the t.v

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  # 371225 22-Aug-2010 21:49
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Not to the tv, to your source. svideo at a minimum since the dot crawl on the edges really screws with the mpeg recording.

What are you recording from anyway?




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  # 371240 22-Aug-2010 22:18
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recording from? i guess you mean Sky? I record off Sky tv, so its perfect picture before recording.

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  # 371256 22-Aug-2010 22:40
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never seen a perfect picture on sky, but ok. What connection do you have from the sky box to the dvd recorder?




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