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Argos. Wharfdale DVDR24HD160 DVD Recorder 160GB HDD and HDMI. Half Price £74.99
Argos. Wharfdale DVDR24HD160 DVD Recorder 160GB HDD and HDMI. Half Price £74.99

Argos. Wharfdale DVDR24HD160 DVD Recorder 160GB HDD and HDMI. Half Price £74.99

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Recording Features
DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW recording capability.
160Gb Hard Disc Drive.
Up to 208 hours of recording time.
General Features
Black.
DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, Kodak Picture CD, Copy protected audio CD playback compatibility.
Supports region 2 coding.
2 channel stereo output.
Mono sound.
Upscales to 1080i.
2 SCART sockets.
'Pause Live TV' function.
Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied).
Size (H)6, (W)43, (D)33cm.
Weight 4.2kg.

If you're ordering this for Home Delivery go through Quidco for an extra 6% off but also add £4.95 for delivery.

73 Comments

Voted hot , tried to find some reviews for this but cant seem to find any .....i just need something simple to record now & then , can i stick my camcorder in this and record to disc?

hot deal... not sure about the site though... was easier to read before.

Very Cheap - But lacks built-in FreeView.

Damn this new site layout is hard work....

What a great deal - wish I'd got this rather than the Thompson!

purchased one of these last night was trying to post the deal last night bt site was down thx to poster unit is nice works well pic gr8 hdmi:santa:

W1zz;1342822

Very Cheap - But lacks built-in FreeView.Damn this new site layout is … Very Cheap - But lacks built-in FreeView.Damn this new site layout is hard work....


OH - didn't realise that this doesn't have Freeview !
Like me, perhaps others will make the wrong assumption and be dissappointed.

Can someone explain something to me - If I have a freeview tv and plug this recorder in will it pick up the EPG from the TV or is that asking a bit much!

gremlin;1342912

Can someone explain something to me - If I have a freeview tv and plug … Can someone explain something to me - If I have a freeview tv and plug this recorder in will it pick up the EPG from the TV or is that asking a bit much!


Think thats asking too much.
I would assume that you would have to record manually
ie. press record when you want it to, or set the timer as you used to with VCR's.

I will ask the usual divx question, anyone know if its supported?

Voted hot:thumbsup:

Can you enter a region code with these?

Ordered one today. Ideal for reording off my Sky box. Good post Thanks Voted hot.

ajwhite7;1343017

Can you enter a region code with these?



[SIZE="4"]I'd like to know also [/SIZE]

The ]Freeview version costs £149.99
Cat. No. 5336009

Direct link here.
argos.co.uk/web…=10

Two channel stereo - does this mean no 5.1 Dolby?


Freeview version WITHOUT hard drive here for £119.00
]http//ww…htm

kestel;1343149

Ordered one today. Ideal for reording off my Sky box. Good post Thanks … Ordered one today. Ideal for reording off my Sky box. Good post Thanks Voted hot.



Just a thought but wouldn't one of the SKYPLUS deals have been cheaper? (£59.00)ish

[SIZE="2"]Looks like it's cheap because the lack of built in freeeview.[/SIZE]

I'm thinking about buying one of these today. Can I record shows from my virgin box?

Thanks in advance

This is basically the same model but £5 less
argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Theo Faron;1344165

I'm thinking about buying one of these today. Can I record shows from my … I'm thinking about buying one of these today. Can I record shows from my virgin box?Thanks in advance



if you on the xl tv package you can get a v+ box for this price, that would mean you could record two channels and watch another at the same time, you'd also have the benefit of using only one interface, could be a better deal but obviously its your preference

Banned

Can you play MP3's as it does not say in the first post?

Thanks

Hack,
It could be the old classic on this model:

open tray place region 1 dvd in it but dont close the tray!
on remote press 0 1 2 3 then play .

What are the different recording speeds (quality) of the dvd recorder ?

4th time lucky.

Hack could be:

open tray place region 1 dvd in it but dont close the tray!
on remote press 0 1 2 3 then play .

This is a old Wharfdale class region hack.

Banned

whats the difference between this one and the acoustic solutions one for £5 less? Is it just the fact the £75 one will record on -R disks?

cat no 5335873

Original Poster

colinsunderland;1344907

whats the difference between this one and the acoustic solutions one for … whats the difference between this one and the acoustic solutions one for £5 less? Is it just the fact the £75 one will record on -R disks?cat no 5335873



I think it's the HDMI also :thumbsup:

[SIZE="4"]Anyone confirm Region Hack ?[/SIZE]

No freeview - it's a doorstop

Banned

stollyman;1345417

No freeview - it's a doorstop



Why is that? I don't use freeview at all so why would it be a doorstop?

stollyman;1345417

No freeview - it's a doorstop



Yeah - I'll rush out and get one that does freeview ready for when it comes to this area in 2011

Original Poster

stollyman;1345417

No freeview - it's a doorstop



No Freeview here until 2010 so perhaps then I'll give it a lick of paint and park it by the back door :whistling:

Nothing like a sweeping statement to get one's hackles up is there ? :x

mmm good deal, wow, my hot vote gone up, i can give 18c ?

Got this Today
Is there a way to connect my Freeview TV to this HDD/DVD Recorder and record freeview. As I can't get it to work with this ]setup. It only scans the 5 terestrial channels. Do I need to purchase an external freeview box to record freeview on the HDD? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

I bought one today and its going back tomorrow, there is lots of vertical lines on the screen when looking at my sky box through it, tried two different tv's, two sky box's, and 2 scart cables (also cut the loopthough pins in scart) and no luck, must be a fault. I had the recorder connected via HDMI to the tv also.

Banned

I got one today and am impressed with it (but bear in mind its my first one!)

Certainly no vertical lines using virgin or my cctv as inputs, nor using the tuner, so think the one above must be faulty

I can confirm it doesn't play DIVX though

Not had much time to play with it, and being honest bought it for when my new TV arrives next week, so won't be spending too much time on it until then

Anyone know if this has >> RGB IN
This is *very* important for recording high quality from sky+ or similar, and frankly rather too few dvd recorders have it.
I had a technika a few years back which worked great, and had rgb in until it packed in 9 months later... full refund, but not found a viable cheap replacement.

Also anyone know if it writes dual layer?

Banned

yes the scart input has rgb, i know as i had to change it as wasn't getting a picture through virgin to start with and teh scart lead i'm using must have it

i cant believe how good this deal is?

i spent 2 weeks around 4 months ago searching for one and was over the moon with a 100 pound one.

this is just amazing.

after reading many a many of reviews, the poor dvd recorders big big flaws is when the entire HDD is erased, just one day you turn it on and voila, you got a fresh empty HDD. I am not saying this does this, but that was a hell of a flaw ppl need to stay away from.

I'd jump on this only for the lack of DivX...
Still worth a hot vote though!

stollyman;1345417

No freeview - it's a doorstop



For some he has a point, analogue goes down next year for us so this is a door stop tbh.

A pvr is the best option and there are loads around for this money and are easier to use than this sort of kit.
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