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Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder £29.99 (was £39.99) delivered @ Amazon
Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder £29.99 (was £39.99) delivered @ Amazon

Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder £29.99 (was £39.99) delivered @ Amazon

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Looks like a great piece for getting your old VCR's to DVD, mixed reviews, seem a bit like marmite, love it or hate it,

With Dazzle DVD Recorder, anyone can transfer video footage to a DVD using a PCno experience required. Simply connect a VCR, DVD player, camcorder or other video device to the USB box. Then use Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder software to create a DVD recording complete with menus and chapter at the click of a button. The DVD disc can be played on any home DVD player.



* Dazzle USB Box connects easily to a VCR, DVD player, camcorder or almost any other video device
* Software burns videos direct from the source to DVD
* Videos are saved DVDs that can be played on any home DVD player
* Includes Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder: One-click recording from video source to DVD with menu and chapters

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thespiderpig;5230688

Same price in PCWorld - … Same price in PCWorld - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=923399&category_oid=



Plus £4.84 postage at PC World so its £34.83 at PC world, £4.84 more expensive, so its not the same price:)

can you plug it into a sky+ box and convert to dvd

do you need a dvd recorder to use this?

clondikemike;5230746

Plus £4.84 postage at PC World so its £34.83 at PC world, £4.84 more ex … Plus £4.84 postage at PC World so its £34.83 at PC world, £4.84 more expensive, so its not the same price:)



Sorry - yes you're right

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dawnmack;5230811

do you need a dvd recorder to use this?



No, not at all, have a look at the Pinnacle link below to see all the info:

pinnaclesys.com/Pub…htm

The leads you need are a splitter RCA plug to 2 x RCA sockets and 3 fono phono Audio Video AV Plugs to 3 fono phono Audio Video AV Plugs, but you can pick these up from ebay for a song,

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These are good these are what people use to record them self playing xbox 360 and PS3 and other consoles.

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ocelot20;5231045

These are good these are what people use to record them self playing xbox … These are good these are what people use to record them self playing xbox 360 and PS3 and other consoles.



I read a review from someone who was using it for that, and posting cod5 glitches on youtube

For a far cheaper option:
dealextreme.com/det…707
$12.51 delivered which is about £8.25. There are 29 reviews on the site, so you might get some ideas what people have achieved with it, and what it can and cannot do.

Might be a couple of weeks coming, but a friend has one, and it works OK

(I know all the pros cons and opinions on Dealextreme, so don't bother going through them all - myself, I don't buy ANYTHING which losing the money on a purchase abroad would cause me great grief - I have personally had zero problems with Dealextreme, and if I did on something like this, the loss of £8.25 wouldn't leave me crying myself to sleep at night, so is a small gamble to save 20 quid!)

nihcaj;5231498

For a far cheaper … For a far cheaper option:http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5707$12.51 delivered which is about £8.25. There are 29 reviews on the site, so you might get some ideas what people have achieved with it, and what it can and cannot do.Might be a couple of weeks coming, but a friend has one, and it works OK(I know all the pros cons and opinions on Dealextreme, so don't bother going through them all - myself, I don't buy ANYTHING which losing the money on a purchase abroad would cause me great grief - I have personally had zero problems with Dealextreme, and if I did on something like this, the loss of £8.25 wouldn't leave me crying myself to sleep at night, so is a small gamble to save 20 quid!)



Thanks for the tip on that one looks alright. Does it ignore Macrovision on VHS?

clondikemike;5231325

I read a review from someone who was using it for that, and posting cod5 … I read a review from someone who was using it for that, and posting cod5 glitches on youtube



Yes that is right. I have a EasyCap witch is just like this Dazzle but it only cost £10. But dazzle has a bit better quality.

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nihcaj;5231498

For a far cheaper … For a far cheaper option:http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5707$12.51 delivered which is about £8.25. There are 29 reviews on the site, so you might get some ideas what people have achieved with it, and what it can and cannot do.Might be a couple of weeks coming, but a friend has one, and it works OK(I know all the pros cons and opinions on Dealextreme, so don't bother going through them all - myself, I don't buy ANYTHING which losing the money on a purchase abroad would cause me great grief - I have personally had zero problems with Dealextreme, and if I did on something like this, the loss of £8.25 wouldn't leave me crying myself to sleep at night, so is a small gamble to save 20 quid!)



Doesnt offer the same as the Pinnacle, why would you waste £8.25 on the off chance (as you said have a gamble for £8.25) it may work when you can be sure it does for £29.99, bare bones item that does not offer the same as the Pinnacle, not worth comparing tbh,

gogosteve;5232092

Thanks for the tip on that one looks alright. Does it ignore Macrovision … Thanks for the tip on that one looks alright. Does it ignore Macrovision on VHS?



To be honest, never thought about it... VHS quality is so poor, I have never thought about copying a commercial VHS tape to a digital format, I would probably be looking for it in a better resolution - the only stuff I have thought worth keeping despite the poor quality is personal "irreplaceable" stuff which has no Macrovision!

clondikemike;5233533

Doesnt offer the same as the Pinnacle, why would you waste £8.25 on the … Doesnt offer the same as the Pinnacle, why would you waste £8.25 on the off chance (as you said have a gamble for £8.25) it may work when you can be sure it does for £29.99, bare bones item that does not offer the same as the Pinnacle, not worth comparing tbh,



I think you are grossly over-rating Pinnacle as some sort of high-end product. Nothing I have ever seen from Pinnacle has been up to much! It certainly offers nothing more - clearly neither can handle Macrovision as has been mentioned (as commented in various reviews, eg. gadgetspeak.com/gad…tml although as I have said, it seems odd to want to copy old commercial VHS recordings, as the quality is so poor anyway!

All I know is some time ago I used my friend's kit which was the Dealextreme gadget, and it did a very fine job of some VHS-C recordings, I think back then it was dearer, about £11.50, it came with Ulead software and if had I a use for one long-term other than the one-off job I needed it for, I would have bought one myself. I could have used a RF output from a VHS recorder to my TV card to capture this, but it was that little bit better quality not putting it through the RF of the VHS machine and doing it with the USB device.

The only "gamble" is the same with anything from abroad, I have had no problems with Dealextreme, but have with other companies, therefore now I only buy low value items abroad.
Netto had the same gadget on an offer some months back for about 14 or 15 quid, if I remember correctly, but this is not an option now.

All that said, the Pinnacle one is cheaper elsewhere anyway! - eg. pc-doctor.org.uk it is £28.72 delivered. I have not really hunted, that was simply from the first search engine I used.

nihcaj;5236363

All that said, the Pinnacle one is cheaper elsewhere anyway! - eg. … All that said, the Pinnacle one is cheaper elsewhere anyway! - eg. http://www.pc-doctor.org.uk it is £28.72 delivered. I have not really hunted, that was simply from the first search engine I used.



It's £31.84 from that site.

DubDriver;5240940

It's £31.84 from that site.



No, it is £24.97 at pc-doctor.org.uk/Pin…htm plus delivery, but down to the last one now.

lebbon1985;5241715

No, it is £24.97 at … No, it is £24.97 at http://www.pc-doctor.org.uk/Pinnacle-Dazzle-DVD-Recorder-p/82301006311.htm plus delivery, but down to the last one now.




No, it's £31.84 - that price does not include VAT, delivery is free
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