Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
Posted: 10/24/2004 8:24:15 AM EST
Just got my direct TV DVR with tivo, now I guess I need a DVD recorder/player to compliment it. Anyone know what brand/model is best at around $200.00?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:03:57 AM EST
I bought one at wal-mart a week ago, they are on close-out. it was a sanyo DVD/VCR combo for 199.99. Take a look, you might get lucky, I'm very happy with mine so far. been using it alot.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:24:51 AM EST
For $200, your best bet is probably an Emerson...they sell for about $179 at WalMart. If you could afford $300, I'd go for the Panasonic.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:27:07 AM EST
Do I feel lucky? Yes. Thanks codycoyote, Will it record DVDs?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:32:59 AM EST
No.
If you want something that is a stand alone DVD recorder you are going to spend at least $400.


Originally Posted By 1911roben:
Do I feel lucky? Yes. Thanks codycoyote, Will it record DVDs?

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:37:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:45:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
No.
If you want something that is a stand alone DVD recorder you are going to spend at least $400.



Not true. WalMart sells the Emerson stand-alone DVD recorder for under $200. Circuit City or Best Buy or most electronic stores sell stand-alone Panasonic DVD recorders for under $300.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:48:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:03:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
No.
If you want something that is a stand alone DVD recorder you are going to spend at least $400.



Not true. WalMart sells the Emerson stand-alone DVD recorder for under $200. Circuit City or Best Buy or most electronic stores sell stand-alone Panasonic DVD recorders for under $300.



I think the operative word in KA3B's sentence was "want". I wouldn't waste my time or money with a POS Emerson that's going to end up in a land fill in a year.



Naw, because the Panasonic is also under $400---more than a hundred dollars under it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:09:32 AM EST
The Panasonic DMR-E55S
Progressive Scan DVD Recorder, Silver - Records to DVD-RAM and DVD-R Discs
Retails for $299.99

The Panasonic DMR-E85HS
Progressive-Scan DVD Video Recorder with Built-in 120 GB Hard Disk and TV Guide On ScreenTM - Records to DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs
Retails for $599.99

The cheaper one has no hard drive. Why bother getting a DVD recorder if it has no hard drive.




Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Naw, because the Panasonic is also under $400---more than a hundred dollars under it.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:27:37 AM EST
Thanks my DVR with Tivo has a 40GB hard drive. I just want to be able to record movies to a DVD from it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:06:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
The cheaper one has no hard drive. Why bother getting a DVD recorder if it has no hard drive.



Because he already has a TIVO and said so in the first post.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:08:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:12:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:40:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911roben:
Thanks my DVR with Tivo has a 40GB hard drive. I just want to be able to record movies to a DVD from it.



40GB?

That's only about 12 hours of video.

I can't fit all 18; 1 hr practice sessions, 1.5hr Qualifying Sessions, and 2.5hr F-1 Races, on a 250Gb harddrive.

Come on cheap dual layer DVDRs!

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:21:52 PM EST
It has up to 35 hours recording time depending on type of programs recorded. ? Probably less with the amount of explosions and shots fired.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:47:00 PM EST
I would of suggested that you buy the Tivo/DVD recorder in one unit instead of hainv to mess with two.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:52:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I would of suggested that you buy the Tivo/DVD recorder in one unit instead of hainv to mess with two.



Too late now.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:14:46 PM EST

This was the only one Direct TV offers.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:32:20 PM EST
You don't need to get DTV's set up, just the service.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:49:01 PM EST
Yes, unfortunatly I feel for the ad and thought a DVR with Tivo would also record onto DVDs My bad.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:16:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911roben:
Yes, unfortunatly I feel for the ad and thought a DVR with Tivo would also record onto DVDs My bad.



The thing is, I don't believe anyone makes a DirecTV receiver with both tivo AND a DVD burner. You can get a DVD burner with tivo (or just a hard drive with no tivo service) OR a receiver with tivo, but not both. So you are getting the right setup. Like I said, if you wanna spend $200, get the Emerson. It's not a "name" but it will do all right for the price. If you can spend a bit more, get the Panasonic for $299 (last time I saw it at Circuit City, it was on special for $280).
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:39:35 AM EST
Thanks Rikwriter, I don't feel quite the idiot now. I,ll check those models out.
Top Top