Upconverting, burned disk work ecen in a first generatopn desktop player
IF you want to do much editing perhaps not the system for you.
I got this recorder early last week at Best Buy $200-12% discount and a $50 rebate so final cost will be $125. I've burned about 20 disk so far mainly from some old VHS and Super-8 tapes no costers so far. I have used both DVD-R and +R disk ... Read full review
I got this recorder early last week at Best Buy $200-12% discount and a $50 rebate so final cost will be $125. I've burned about 20 disk so far mainly from some old VHS and Super-8 tapes no costers so far. I have used both DVD-R and +R disk with good luck. The disk even play in my oldest Toshiba table top player a first generation DVD player. Few disk burned in my computer would play on that set. I haven't tried to do much editing so far. Wanting to see what the upconverting would do and having been looking for a good excuse to get a nice LCD TV I went to a black Friday sale and got a Samsung 32" LCD TV. The upconverted DVD's look great. So far the half dozen or so DVDs I've tried have all played with no problem. As far as expensive HDMI cables I can find many in the $30 range but also found an 8 foot RCA on on sale at Target on Friday for $33. Sure beat the $100 the store I purchased my TV from wanted for their one meter monster cable HDMI cable and the siginal looks just fine. I've used four different brand disk so far and the only problem was one time the system for some reason thought there was copy protection on an old VHS tape I had made a number of years ago. There was about a ten second spot where the recorder falsely thought the tape (dubed from a video camera) was copy portected. I was able to record fine on a second try. I generally like to use a device longer than this before posting but with many people looking for Christmast gifts I wanted to post my so far positive experiences. Oh if you want to show a DVD disk in an upconverted mode I found you have to unplug the video inpput cable if you have another device connected, at least when using the front s-video cable input. To copy VHS tapes I'm using a JVC super-VHS player that I had used with my computer. I had planned on converting some old VHS tapes using my computer but the hours it took to render these into the mpg format made it something I never got very far on. With this recorder things are done within minutes of finishing playing the VHS tapes.