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

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Thu Mar 25 18:09:02 EST 2004

Adrian Townsend wrote:

>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. 
>at least wait for the dual-layer burners if not a
>global standard.

All DVD burners in the house (3) are capable of burning DVD+ which are 
read perfectly by
- all DVD readers in the computers
- the DVD-R video recorders present

So whats the deal? Also most DVD burners today handle both DVD-R(W) as 
well as DVD+R(W).
The new ones will take a bit of time. Look at your requirements and make 
a decision. If your requirement is backup, in order to be able to view 
from computer based equipment, there's no reason to wait. As with all 
computer equipment: after a month you will find you could have had a 
better deal....



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