DVD Recorder for under £35
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DVD Recorder for under £35

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Found 18th Jun 2008Made hot 18th Jun 2008
Any comments before I run to the Argos near work at 5pm

Looks decent enough for what they're asking!

Silver.

3 hours recording time.

Dolby sound.

Supports region 2 coding.

Dual layer playback.

DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW, jpeg playback compatibility.

Photo playback.

DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW recording capability.

2 SCART sockets.

PAL progressive.

Remote control - batteries supplied.

Size (H)4, (W)37.5, (D)27kg.

Weight 2.5kg.

96 Comments

Looks cheap enough to me.

Banned

no divx, no hdmi, analogue only, only 3 hrs recording time. DVD recorders seem so dated now compared to HDD recorders imo. I'd never go back to a dvd recorder after getting a hdd one (80 hours recording time for starters).

and not much more these days than this thing.

mine has up to 477 hours recording time! no need to burn to dvd though it's there if the need arises

for users wanting an entry-level no-frills DVD recorder / player, it's a good buy.
for those that want DIVX, USB playback facility etc, look elsewhere.
great price for what it is.

Banned

Entry level should include basics things like DIVX, this is not far off useless

Good for the price. Voted Hot!

majority of people won't need divx

Great price for a DVD recorder, however Acoustic Solutions are renown for breaking down! At this price I'm sure many won't be put off.

Good for the price definitely not anywhere near useless.

umanga;2337963

mine has up to 477 hours recording time! no need to burn to dvd though … mine has up to 477 hours recording time! no need to burn to dvd though it's there if the need arises


What make & model have you got?

For an extra £15 you can get this 80gb hard drive recorder... I bought one of these at christmas. you get freeview built in and a twin tuner so you can watch one channel and record another. the guide is very easy to use. It doesnt have the ability to record to disk. Depends on what you want it for. Once youve bought your first pack of discs to go with your recorder you may as well add another fiver so for an extra £10 i think the dabs one is much better value. Up to you but thought id mention this one

dabs.com/Pro…h=1

Will it upscale? Does it make me coffee in the morning?

If you want a DVD recorder mate, just to record a few things to every now and then go for it. :thumbsup:

Go for a freeview box instead with a built in hard drive to record the programmes you want.

Let me get this straight - if you were to record 3 hours of stuff using this DVD Recorder, all of the internal memory would be used up? In that case, for every 3 hours you wanted to record and keep you would have to burn the programmes onto a blank DVD?

a cheap way to record my vhs tapes to dvd! me thinks!

dickslash;2338255

Let me get this straight - if you were to record 3 hours of stuff using … Let me get this straight - if you were to record 3 hours of stuff using this DVD Recorder, all of the internal memory would be used up? In that case, for every 3 hours you wanted to record and keep you would have to burn the programmes onto a blank DVD?


I don't imagine there is any internal memory as such, you'd just be recording direct to DVD.

dickslash;2338255

Let me get this straight - if you were to record 3 hours of stuff using … Let me get this straight - if you were to record 3 hours of stuff using this DVD Recorder, all of the internal memory would be used up? In that case, for every 3 hours you wanted to record and keep you would have to burn the programmes onto a blank DVD?



Its a bit like the way if you recorded using an old VHS recorder, after about 180 minutes all of the magnetic memory was used up... and if you wanted to keep it you had to change the tape

umanga;2337963

mine has up to 477 hours recording time! no need to burn to dvd though … mine has up to 477 hours recording time! no need to burn to dvd though it's there if the need arises


So, when the HD dies you lose up to 477 hours of recordings!

Stompa;2338327

So, when the HD dies you lose up to 477 hours of recordings!



And you are constrained to one location.

melodytoon;2338199

What make & model have you got?



LG RH266 - analogue version though there is a digital version available too. not sure of model number for that though

androoski;2338345

And you are constrained to one location.



Not if you have a few rigs in each room

Although Argos site doesn't say, at the price I would guess it has an analogue tuner so before long it won't be able to record direct from TV. However, I bought one of the same brand from Bigpockets for £20 a few months ago and it is brilliant for downloading films from the Sky+ box. Has failed to record once or twice, but you can choose up to an extended long play that gives about 6 hours on a DVD without noticeable loss of quality [or maybe I'm just not very discerning]. Don't be put off by lack of DivX etc unless you are a real techie, in which case you'll already have one of those.

timwishart;2338246

Go for a freeview box instead with a built in hard drive to record the … Go for a freeview box instead with a built in hard drive to record the programmes you want.




:thumbsup: TOP ADVICE

once you get used to the one touch program recording / tv guide system, etc, of a HD recorder ( PVR ) youll never look back

just like sky plus, but 3-view, so u dont have to pay monthly to have an even greater range of rubbish channels !

Banned

androoski;2338345

And you are constrained to one location.


not really, the HDD recorders are generally very small and only take 10 seconds to unplug and plug back in elsewhere if needed.

Whilst I agree with the other comments stating that HDD recorders are the way to go for everyday recording off the TV. DVD recorders are still very handy things to have, in case you need to get something off the PVR to watch elsewhere, or to give to somebody else who missed it. We have one, which I sometimes record to (from our PVR) if I record a good programme which may be of use in school. Also, at this price it's a very inexpensive way of backing up old VHS tape to DVD, something else that i've done in school.

I wouldn't recommend that anybody buys one of these instead of a pvr, but for many people they are worth having aswell.

Voted hot, would get one, if I didn't already have a dvd recorder!

Mike73;2338671

Whilst I agree with the other comments stating that HDD recorders are the … Whilst I agree with the other comments stating that HDD recorders are the way to go for everyday recording off the TV. DVD recorders are still very handy things to have, in case you need to get something off the PVR to watch elsewhere, or to give to somebody else who missed it. We have one, which I sometimes record to (from our PVR) if I record a good programme which may be of use in school. Also, at this price it's a very inexpensive way of backing up old VHS tape to DVD, something else that i've done in school.I wouldn't recommend that anybody buys one of these instead of a pvr, but for many people they are worth having aswell.Voted hot, would get one, if I didn't already have a dvd recorder!

have afew vhs tapes I videoed with the cam, what would I need to put them on dvd from my vhs recorder, thanks.

sid1763;2338747

have afew vhs tapes I videoed with the cam, what would I need to put them … have afew vhs tapes I videoed with the cam, what would I need to put them on dvd from my vhs recorder, thanks.



If they're on VHS tapes, then just use a Scart lead to connect your VHS recorder to the DVD recorder, select the Scart as your input, press play on one and record on the other!

I've got a Topfield HDD Recorder and a Panasonic DVD Recorder, i've used the dvd recorder once in the last two years. I'm glad it came free with my TV.

csiman;2338669

not really, the HDD recorders are generally very small and only take 10 … not really, the HDD recorders are generally very small and only take 10 seconds to unplug and plug back in elsewhere if needed.



LOL!

It's a bit easier to go round your mates with just a DVD disk!

I've got Virgin V+ box and a combined HDD/DVD Recorder and it's very handy to be able to put some things onto disk to keep long term or pass around.

An HD recorder is better than a DVD recorder for everyday recording but this but very handy if you want to record a program onto DVD to give to watch elsewhere.

Whats up with all these negative posts people really are forgetting that this really is a HANDY piece of kit FOR THE PRICE (sorry for the capitals - I hear its like swearing on here !) I use a cheap dvd recorder to get films off sky + and watch elsewhere where no sky movies is available which = less money to run Murdochs motor yachts aww luv ! I am very happy with the movie collection I have built up this way and can use them easily to convert to avi for my best bargain aigo mp4 player - best thing hot deals has come up with i reckon ! As others have said hard disks fill up with **** faster than a moonshot and hard disks fail as easily as any other piece of tech gear out there - have you guys got a back up recorder ready ? I will invest in HD when its a full working version not the rip off beta version it still is presently

Banned

bobbybuilder;2339213

Whats up with all these negative posts people really are forgetting that … Whats up with all these negative posts people really are forgetting that this really is a HANDY piece of kit FOR THE PRICE (sorry for the capitals - I hear its like swearing on here !) I use a cheap dvd recorder to get films off sky + and watch elsewhere where no sky movies is available which = less money to run Murdochs motor yachts aww luv ! I am very happy with the movie collection I have built up this way and can use them easily to convert to avi for my best bargain aigo mp4 player - best thing hot deals has come up with i reckon ! As others have said hard disks fill up with **** faster than a moonshot and hard disks fail as easily as any other piece of tech gear out there - have you guys got a back up recorder ready ? I will invest in HD when its a full working version not the rip off beta version it still is presently


Come on! A hard drive is one of the most reliable bits of ;tech gear' around. And why go to the bother of recording the films then converting to avi.

just download the AVI lol

Mike73;2338816

If they're on VHS tapes, then just use a Scart lead to connect your VHS … If they're on VHS tapes, then just use a Scart lead to connect your VHS recorder to the DVD recorder, select the Scart as your input, press play on one and record on the other!

thanks.

Great deal. I've been after one of these for a while. I've a Humax PVR and it's a pain to have to download to the pc and it's also in some strange format, although I think it's mp3 or something??

If I can just pop in a dvd and download to a dvd recorder, job done.

What's the process for copying from a pvr to dvd recorder? Thanks.

I suppose its not really hard disk failure I was getting at its general product breakdown more like and it usually costs alot to fix than than a cheap dvd disc costs and I use my DVD's alot more than I create avi's - its just a handy option for use now and again a mate of mine has had 3 archos hard disc mp4's all of which broke down and proved to be uneconomical to have fixed - its definitely all your eggs in one basket with the hard disk players. Back up baby Back up !

timwishart;2338246

Go for a freeview box instead with a built in hard drive to record the … Go for a freeview box instead with a built in hard drive to record the programmes you want.



Freeview 4 years away here so not practical option for some people

Original Poster

Its got front inputs including a mini firewire port :thumbsup:

Hot for what it is, a very well priced DVD recorder.

@ The people going on about hdmi & upscaling, seriously why, unless you have a cheap nasty telly, no cheap budget hardware is going to have a better upscaling chipset than that in your TV.

Brilliant price for a DVD Recorder. Obviously, that's all it is - but then no-one challenges a deal on a packet of crisps cos it doesn't include wine, do they?

I got a Wharfedale one from Argos a few months back for £40.......all this nonsense about not buying one and having an HDD is rubbish.....ideally you may want both for a start.

I've used mine to copy all my camcorder tapes of my daughter onto DVD - was worth the £40 for that alone. I can make copies for relatives as well.

I also use it as a back up if there are 2 things on at the same time that I want to watch.

For £35 you can hardly go wrong.
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