[mythtv-users] What is a good CHEAP dvd recorder?

Boyd II, Willy wboyd at fulbright.com
Thu Mar 25 17:36:52 EST 2004

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>go sit in the corner and think about what you said.
>but seriously as much as saving these things sounds
>useful and like a good idea, a DVD burner is NOT.
>There are at LEAST 5 standards that I know of, 2
>popular ones (plus and minus) and they're just comming
>out with dual-layer DVD's and the dual-layer DVD's and
>burners aren't (VERY LIMITED) compatible with the
>current single-layer disks.
>Wait it out a bit it'll save you alot of money and
>hassle. Besides, most of the won't play in anything
>but a computer anyways, none of your DVD players will
>play them. Though ONe standard works in regular DVD
>players but I can't remember which one, I gave up
>after learning about the different standards that
>nobody can make a decision on. 

Wrong, wrong and more wrong.

MANY standalone DVD players will play dvd-r and dvd+r.  Some say that -r
is a little more compatible, but I think they're roughly neck & neck.
My player (an old Panasonic RV-32) had ZERO advertisements or logos on
it for any of dvd burns, and it plays my DVD-R discs just fine.

But you're right that it sucks there's not one standard only.  That's
why most of the current drives coming out are dual-format.

The new dual-layer drives will be cool, but again that's just technology
advancing.  By the time those drives are as cheap as current dvd
burners, there will be new drives twice as fast, and heck maybe even
dual-layer/dual-sided media, again expensive then and cheap later.

I'm happy that I can play my mythtv recordings NOW in my player and all
my friends' players, as well as backup data at 4.7GB a pop.

I say buy a burner and be happy with it ;-)

>at least wait for the dual-layer burners if not a
>global standard.
>--- William <wmunson at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
>> I am thinking about picking up a dvd drive so I can
>> save some of the stuff I
>> record and I have some questions.
>> 1. Are all dvd recording drives supported under
>> linux or do I need to look
>> for a specific type?
>> 2. What is a cheap reliable model? One that doesnt
>> turn out too many
>> toasters.
>> Thanks for your opinions!
>> Bill
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