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Posted: 8/27/2004 3:20:30 PM EST
I'm looking for a stand-alone system that will connect to a TV. MY PC is too old to run a burner. Do the recorders I see on the shelves of Best Buy and Wal-Mart have their own hard drives...or will I have to play a DVD in my standard player and record what plays on the TV at the same time (like using a VCR)? If the latter is the case, will my recorded copy be of less quality than one burned on a dedicated DVD burner? I do have a pretty high tech receiver with digital decoding and the works, but only a standard TV and not a digital one.

Thanks in advance,
ViCAP
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:04:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By VICAP:
I'm looking for a stand-alone system that will connect to a TV. MY PC is too old to run a burner. Do the recorders I see on the shelves of Best Buy and Wal-Mart have their own hard drives...or will I have to play a DVD in my standard player and record what plays on the TV at the same time (like using a VCR)? If the latter is the case, will my recorded copy be of less quality than one burned on a dedicated DVD burner? I do have a pretty high tech receiver with digital decoding and the works, but only a standard TV and not a digital one.

Thanks in advance,
ViCAP



Okay, whether or not the recorder has a hard drive depends on which one you buy. Toshiba and Panasonic make burners with built in hard drives.
Second, if you try to copy a factory-recorded DVD of a movie, it won't let you. There is copy protection on them.
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