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Dvd Recorder £19.99 + delivery @ BigPockets !
Dvd Recorder £19.99 + delivery @ BigPockets !

Dvd Recorder £19.99 + delivery @ BigPockets !

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As the thread title says - Grade A stock (boxed as new I think) - seems to get good reviews on the net.


Dave

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Original Poster

Sorry forgot link.............

Here it is.............

bigpockets.co.uk/pro…387

Dave

+£5.49 delivery but still got to be a good price.

only 3 months warranty and £5.50 delivery

Original Poster

Hi

Sorry this is my first deal post..............the warranty I believe is extendable and maybe order some blanks to go with it to make the delivery worth while?

I just thought it seemed kind of cheap.

Dave

whiteswan;1685048

HiSorry this is my first deal post..............the warranty I believe is … HiSorry this is my first deal post..............the warranty I believe is extendable and maybe order some blanks to go with it to make the delivery worth while?I just thought it seemed kind of cheap.Dave



no apologies needed mate,good post. :thumbsup:
heat added + rep ;-)

what a bargain! ordered

Can anyone tell me if they are OK to use as a VIDEO RECORDER I.E. record - watch - wipe and record over and over on the same dvdrw?

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rizla01;1685632

Can anyone tell me if they are OK to use as a VIDEO RECORDER I.E. record … Can anyone tell me if they are OK to use as a VIDEO RECORDER I.E. record - watch - wipe and record over and over on the same dvdrw?[SIZE=5][COLOR=deepskyblue]P[/COLOR][COLOR=magenta]L[/COLOR][COLOR=lime]E[/COLOR][COLOR=orange]A[/COLOR][COLOR=red]S[/COLOR][/SIZE][COLOR=darkorchid][SIZE=5]E [/SIZE](that's a pretty please.:))[/COLOR]



The short answer rizla is yes, the recorder SHOULD be able to do what you write.
(Doesn't always mean to say though it will as dvd recorders are notoriously rare in finding one that is constantly reliable and problem free. IMO)

Got to be worth a punt though at this price ? Nothing ventured................

I've owned two dvd recorders now, and would never purchase another one!.
The first was very fussy about the types of discs it would play, and eventually failed to read anything after about only a year, while the second one decided it wouldnt play the whole of what I have recorded, and used to stop playing half way through - either crashing or locking up / freezing althogether.

My advice - avoid the hassle and stress they arent worth it even if they are dirt cheap. Pay a bit more and go for a Hard Disk recorder, or if your with Virgin or Sky pay a little extra and get one of their boxes to record onto... dont say I didnt warn you

HMmm. Looks like the £25 I save is a 25 quid reduction in the price of an HDD recorder then.

Thanks for the advice you two.

I think I remember a Sony HD recorder for around the £100 so I'll have to go for that then cos I doubt IF HDD recorders are going to drop much more.

Can anybody tell me if this is ok to link up to a Sky+ box to record onto DVD
Thanks
Andy

rizla01;1685832

HMmm. Looks like the £25 I save is a 25 quid reduction in the price of an … HMmm. Looks like the £25 I save is a 25 quid reduction in the price of an HDD recorder then.Thanks for the advice you two.I think I remember a Sony HD recorder for around the £100 so I'll have to go for that then cos I doubt IF HDD recorders are going to drop much more.



You can get HDD recorders for sub £50 nowadays, even say one in Tesco, if you want to use for watch and wipe then they would be best for you mate.

I've had two dvd recorders and have had none of the problems mentioned in this thread. They've both been great.

For this sort of money it's an absolute bargain! Voted hot and rep added - nice one Whiteswan.

As for the lack of warranty, Edi, who cares on a £25 recorder :P

I got one when they were £29.99 last week - it arrived with the RF socket totally mangled and the 'warranty' tabs busted - I asked for a replacement - it didn't show so not I have asked for a return.

Can anyone who has one already tell me if it has RGB or Component inputs?

Had a quick look on google and couldn't find any answers.

Anyone else remember when DVD recorders went for a grand (c.2001) oh have times changed...

anthony69;1685790

I've owned two dvd recorders now, and would never purchase another … I've owned two dvd recorders now, and would never purchase another one!.The first was very fussy about the types of discs it would play, and eventually failed to read anything after about only a year, while the second one decided it wouldnt play the whole of what I have recorded, and used to stop playing half way through - either crashing or locking up / freezing althogether.My advice - avoid the hassle and stress they aren't worth it even if they are dirt cheap. Pay a bit more and go for a Hard Disk recorder, or if your with Virgin or Sky pay a little extra and get one of their boxes to record onto... don't say I didnt warn you




I Agree 100% . I have one and it is VERY fussy about discs. The ones that actually do work stop working after about 20 or so recordings.. HDD is the way to go, especially as they are so cheap now!:thumbsup:

I've had 2 as well and to be honest I think they are way too much trouble.
First was a lite-on which worked well for a few months and then decided to find a mind of it's own. Refused to obey instructions and would get seriously stroppy when asked to do certain things.
Lives in a box under the bed at the moment.

Second one never made it past a week and went back to the shop in disgrace. So much hassle just to tune it in.

I'm seriously tempted to give it another go at this price but I'm not going to because I'm pretty sure it will end in tears.

Will wait until there's something reliable I can afford. To be honest I actually miss my video recorder, may dig that out of the loft, lol !!

Does this have DV input?

localshop;1686118

I got one when they were £29.99 last week - it arrived with the RF socket … I got one when they were £29.99 last week - it arrived with the RF socket totally mangled and the 'warranty' tabs busted - I asked for a replacement - it didn't show so not I have asked for a return.



doesnt sound like a grade A , was it in original box with instructions?

Bully;1686562

doesnt sound like a grade A , was it in original box with instructions?



No - plain box and definitely abused.

My Philips DVDR70 dvd recorder was a big waste of money (ok, so I only paid £200 for it, no way would I spend a grand). It's really a fancy dvd player, I rarely record stuff onto it.

It's picky about which discs it plays, and goes "off" some now and again. I'd say, get Sky Plus, or a freeview PVR, you'll never regret buying those.

But for £20, this dvd recorder is handy for transferring stuff from hard disk to dvd.

how ironic the postal charge to n.ireland is cheaper than to UK mainland!
now that dont happen a lot!


as tempted as i am im just gonna upgrade the hard disk in my sky plus box to 500 gig,always found it impossible to record off sky using a dvd recorder anyways ,sky plus is a great product

Bully;1686697

i am im just gonna upgrade the hard disk in my sky plus box to 500 gig



Whoa! Size isn't everything...

"The maximum drive size that can be fitted to a PVR2 or PVR3 Sky+ receiver is 250GB. Some earlier Pace 3000 (PVR1) receivers are limited to 137GB."
See xtendedplay.co.uk/sup…d=9

That site is full of good info on upgrading, as is Digital Spy.

IMO recordable discs (CD and DVD) will soon be as niche as vinyl is now. DVD recorders are a temperamental pain - and I own the best.

Hard drives, flash memory and network storage are so much easier to store to and retrieve, They will prevail.

The price is good - but you will feel a plonker if it packs in 4 months later.

woodface7;1686761

Whoa! Size isn't everything..."The maximum drive size that can be fitted … Whoa! Size isn't everything..."The maximum drive size that can be fitted to a PVR2 or PVR3 Sky+ receiver is 250GB. Some earlier Pace 3000 (PVR1) receivers are limited to 137GB." See http://www.xtendedplay.co.uk/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=9That site is full of good info on upgrading, as is Digital Spy.IMO recordable discs (CD and DVD) will soon be as niche as vinyl is now. DVD recorders are a temperamental pain - and I own the best. Hard drives, flash memory and network storage are so much easier to store to and retrieve, They will prevail.



Which is the best then. I have a Panasonic DMR E-100H DVD-Hard drive recorder purchased 3 years ago for £850.00, and the only time I have an occasional problem is when I use really cheap disc’s. I can record from Sky to hard disk, edit out unwanted stuff then record to DVD:-D

SORRY SOLD OUT

DVD recorders are incredibly fussy about media. I would always go with a well known brand like Verbatim, Sony or TDK. (Or for those in the know, Taiyo Yuden)

In stock again now. Does anyone think it's worth paying the extra £7.99 for 1 year warranty?:)

anthony69;1685790

I've owned two dvd recorders now, and would never purchase another … I've owned two dvd recorders now, and would never purchase another one!.The first was very fussy about the types of discs it would play, and eventually failed to read anything after about only a year, while the second one decided it wouldnt play the whole of what I have recorded, and used to stop playing half way through - either crashing or locking up / freezing althogether.My advice - avoid the hassle and stress they arent worth it even if they are dirt cheap. Pay a bit more and go for a Hard Disk recorder, or if your with Virgin or Sky pay a little extra and get one of their boxes to record onto... dont say I didnt warn you



I've got 2 recorders as well. One is a Liteon I've had for years and so far its coped with any media I've thrown at it (+R, -R, +RW). The other is a Sony I use to back up Sky+ recordings, which again, has worked fine.

suspectdevice;1685841

Can anybody tell me if this is ok to link up to a Sky+ box to record onto … Can anybody tell me if this is ok to link up to a Sky+ box to record onto DVD Thanks Andy



Yes, you can link up any which have a scart input.

cheerleader;1686957

In stock again now. Does anyone think it's worth paying the extra £7.99 … In stock again now. Does anyone think it's worth paying the extra £7.99 for 1 year warranty?:)



You would have to pay for shipping there and back even under warranty, So difficult to say. Sorry I’m no help

[COLOR="Black"]What sort of condition is it in being Grade A stock??[/COLOR]

[QUOTE=woodface7;1686761]Whoa! Size isn't everything...

"The maximum drive size that can be fitted to a PVR2 or PVR3 Sky+ receiver is 250GB. Some earlier Pace 3000 (PVR1) receivers are limited to 137GB."
See xtendedplay.co.uk/sup…d=9
/QUOTE]

not according to guy on fleabay and hes sold enough of them,i gave him some details of my box and hes assured me it will work and his feedback is excellent

Banned

I can confirm 500gb drives DO work in the Sky + PVR3 boxes, there is a bit of chat on Digital Spy about it.

Going to seem really stupid here as everyone seems to know what they are talking about and speak 'technically'! Lol

Is it possible to hook up a VCR to this and transfer the contents of the video onto a DVD? I am wanting to transfer my wedding video before VCR's phase out completely.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Ordered with a SanDisk Gaming 256MB Secure Digital (SD) Card for Nintendo Wii etc that was £6.99 to get free delivery, only works out £1 more than if you just buy with paying for the delivery :thumbsup:

hottoshop;1686453

I've had 2 as well and to be honest I think they are way too much … I've had 2 as well and to be honest I think they are way too much trouble.First was a lite-on which worked well for a few months and then decided to find a mind of it's own. Refused to obey instructions and would get seriously stroppy when asked to do certain things.Lives in a box under the bed at the moment.!



Sounds exactly like my cats.

canaxis1;1687341

Sounds exactly like my cats.



cats--guardians of hell. exterminate!

chelle80;1687094

Going to seem really stupid here as everyone seems to know what they are … Going to seem really stupid here as everyone seems to know what they are talking about and speak 'technically'! LolIs it possible to hook up a VCR to this and transfer the contents of the video onto a DVD? I am wanting to transfer my wedding video before VCR's phase out completely.Thanks in advance for any replies.



Yes it is

Thanks a lot geemac, much appreciated! :thumbsup:
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