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    VHS to DVD recorder???? Which one and from Whom?

    I am looking to get my dad a VHS/DVD and maybe HDD combo for Xmas. The thing is I am looking for a machine that can copy directly from VHS to DVD so he can backup a load of old home movies.

    I have searched the internet, and whilst it is easy enough to find a box with a VHS and DVD drive I haven't yet found one which allows VHS TO DVD recording (apart from some overpriced crappy looking thing in Maplins).

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    what sort of budget ?

    Original Poster

    not loads loads

    anything upto £150ish but preferably more around £100 or less if possible

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    better off just getting a decent DVD recorder or HDD/DVD recorder that allows scart input. Then connect the vhs player to this scart.

    Original Poster

    thanks murielson

    csiman, as its a present I really want it to be an all-in-one solution

    yeah that one does look good , i was also starting to think about this lately , before my family vids are ruined !

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    geedub;3781449

    yeah that one does look good , i was also starting to think about this … yeah that one does look good , i was also starting to think about this lately , before my family vids are ruined !


    VHS to DVD - NOT! :whistling:

    Ill transfer your vhs's to dvd.:-D

    Original Poster

    thanks, but no thanks

    This post started me looking at what was available. Thing I noticed was just how many DVD recorders are out of stock. Maybe its the thing everyone is getting for xmas this year

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    WoolyM;3784643

    This post started me looking at what was available. Thing I noticed was … This post started me looking at what was available. Thing I noticed was just how many DVD recorders are out of stock. Maybe its the thing everyone is getting for xmas this year


    no, it is because there is no market these days for dvd/vhs recorders as most people buy hdd recorders. 100% better than any dvd/vhs recorder.

    csiman;3786047

    no, it is because there is no market these days for dvd/vhs recorders as … no, it is because there is no market these days for dvd/vhs recorders as most people buy hdd recorders. 100% better than any dvd/vhs recorder.



    only as good as your source !

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    geedub;3786113

    only as good as your source !


    I was referring to the lack of vhs/dvd combi units on the market being low. NOT the quality of the trasnfer recordings. HDD recorders are just so much more convenient for storage, timers etc.

    csiman;3786047

    no, it is because there is no market these days for dvd/vhs recorders as … no, it is because there is no market these days for dvd/vhs recorders as most people buy hdd recorders. 100% better than any dvd/vhs recorder.



    Actually I was looking at DVD recorders without the VHS as dont need that. Have a VHS already with a scart connections so dont need another. I was looking at options for recording. Across a range of stores and common factor seems to be number of items out of stock under the £180 price range.

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    WoolyM;3787486

    Actually I was looking at DVD recorders without the VHS as dont need … Actually I was looking at DVD recorders without the VHS as dont need that. Have a VHS already with a scart connections so dont need another. I was looking at options for recording. Across a range of stores and common factor seems to be number of items out of stock under the £180 price range.


    Fair enough but make sure you get a dvd/hdd recorder. DVD recorders are just hard work (only 1-2 hours on 1 disk at high quality as opposed to 100+ on an HDD)

    csiman;3787652

    Fair enough but make sure you get a dvd/hdd recorder. DVD recorders are … Fair enough but make sure you get a dvd/hdd recorder. DVD recorders are just hard work (only 1-2 hours on 1 disk at high quality as opposed to 100+ on an HDD)



    Thanks for the advice. Its always useful when someone helps to cut through the jargon :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    In the end I went for this one:

    amazon.co.uk/exe…AEE

    a Toshiba RDXV48 - 160Gb Hard Drive DVD Recorder & VHS Combi With Freeview which seemed a bargain at £183 and the reviews i have found on the net all seem favorable. I just hope it turns up in time for Xmas!
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