Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 7468 17-Apr-2006 17:40
Send private message

Does anyone know of Ethernet ready DVD/HDD recorders? Idealy it would be DHCP compliant with onboard FTP server, so I could off load content directly to PC in MPeg. At the moment I'm transferring from DVD-RAM to a PC, and coverting to MPeg. Why? No, nothing grubby, just putting TV programs on my Palm for watching in transit.

Create new topic
46 posts

Geek


  Reply # 33403 19-Apr-2006 17:55
Send private message

The only manufacturer that I am aware of that does is Toshiba (Panasonic used to make one (DMR-E500H) in 2004, but I don't think it is available anymore). This year's model (RD-XS55) should be out in a few months, though I am not sure whether it will be available in New Zealand. I know the current model (RD-XS54) has most of the networking features disabled for Western countries. In Japan I'm pretty sure the FTP server is accessible for file transfers but due to copyright issues in other markets it is inaccessible.

See: http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/dvr/product.asp?model=rd-xs54

1359 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 33425 19-Apr-2006 22:11
Send private message

You can get the Panasonic DMR-E500 in New Zealand (or used to be able to) with had an ethernet port.  Of course there is also a Tivo, which can be accessed using FTP over a LAN, they come up on trademe every now and then, or you can import one from the USA.

If your in Auckland, Stereo World seem to be the best place for the DVD Recorders.

 
 
 
 




1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 33453 20-Apr-2006 08:08
Send private message

timbosan: You can get the Panasonic DMR-E500 in New Zealand (or used to be able to) with had an ethernet port.  Of course there is also a Tivo, which can be accessed using FTP over a LAN, they come up on trademe every now and then, or you can import one from the USA.

If your in Auckland, Stereo World seem to be the best place for the DVD Recorders.


Thanks,

I was in there on the weekend, I'll pop back in and have a look. ps. they had very good prices on the Panasonic PTAE900.



1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 33461 20-Apr-2006 10:20
Send private message

timbosan: You can get the Panasonic DMR-E500 in New Zealand (or used to be able to) with had an ethernet port.  Of course there is also a Tivo, which can be accessed using FTP over a LAN, they come up on trademe every now and then, or you can import one from the USA.

If your in Auckland, Stereo World seem to be the best place for the DVD Recorders.


Gave them a call, and althought he DMR-E500 has ethernet it is only for streaming accross the network, and does not allow direct access to the hard drive content. :-(

1359 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 118


  Reply # 33473 20-Apr-2006 11:12
Send private message

DVD Player with ethernet, plays files off your PC (not the other way around though): KiSS DP-1500 (DVD/DivX)

http://www.expansys.co.nz/product.asp?code=131748

You could always go down the route of having a HTPC, which records programmes onto it's hard drive, and then that would be accessable over the network.  Using MythTV on Linux is free and well documented on the Internet, plus means you don't have to go with Windows Media Centre (the other option).  You wouldn't need a top spec PC either.

The DMR-E500 does have some sort of connectivity between PC and recorder, but I am only basing this on what I have read.  I have a DVD recorder at home with a HD and DVD-RAM, I just copy from the HD->DVDRAM->PC, bit convoluted but it works.  Apparently video sent between the E500 and a PC is in MPEG4 format, which I gather is not the same quality as that which is stored on the recorder.


Looks like a Tivo or HTPC is the only way to go.




1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 33476 20-Apr-2006 11:24
Send private message

timbosan:

DVD Player with ethernet, plays files off your PC (not the other way around though): KiSS DP-1500 (DVD/DivX)

http://www.expansys.co.nz/product.asp?code=131748

You could always go down the route of having a HTPC, which records programmes onto it's hard drive, and then that would be accessable over the network.  Using MythTV on Linux is free and well documented on the Internet, plus means you don't have to go with Windows Media Centre (the other option).  You wouldn't need a top spec PC either.

The DMR-E500 does have some sort of connectivity between PC and recorder, but I am only basing this on what I have read.  I have a DVD recorder at home with a HD and DVD-RAM, I just copy from the HD->DVDRAM->PC, bit convoluted but it works.  Apparently video sent between the E500 and a PC is in MPEG4 format, which I gather is not the same quality as that which is stored on the recorder.


Looks like a Tivo or HTPC is the only way to go.



DVD HDD --> DVD-RAM --> PC -- converter- -> Mpeg --> Palm is the current process. I'm looking for a way of reducing these steps. MPeg quality is not an issue as I'm watching the content on a 480 x 320 screen.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.