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Old 12-29-2007, 04:32 PM
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hey guys, i'm looking for a DVD/VHS recorder for my mom so she can dub over her old collection of VHS stuff to DVD. i've been doing research but i haven't found a lot of reviews out there to help me make an informed decision. i would like one that can dub over her VHS at the best video quality. i found a lot with hdmi output and atsc tuners but i don't need to those.

any models, brands and/or units you would suggest to get me on the right track?
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:25 PM
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I bought a Dazzle .It works good.Pretty cheap too.
You get to chose what quality you want according to movie length and the size of disc you're going to use.
The only drawback to it is that you can't use your computer for anything else while it's doing its thing or it'll fail and you have to start over again with a new blank disc.


http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSit...D+Recorder.htm

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Old 12-29-2007, 06:48 PM
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I bought a Dazzle .It works good.Pretty cheap too.
You get to chose what quality you want according to movie length and the size of disc you're going to use.
The only drawback to it is that you can't use your computer for anything else while it's doing its thing or it'll fail and you have to start over again with a new blank disc.


http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSit...D+Recorder.htm
yes, i checked those out. the problem is my mom is completely computer illiterate and she wants to dub the tapes without needing me to do it for her everytime so a PC solution is a no go for me. but i'll revisit them again if i can't find an existing one out there that i like. thanks for the suggestion!
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Sony and Panasonic make some of the better DVD/VCR models on the market. No real issues, and fairly straightforward to use.

WARNING: If you are planning to dub any store bought VHS tapes, you will not be able to do so with any standard 'commerically avaialble' product. That's because store bought tapes are copy protected with Macrovision, which the Sony/Panny players recognize.

There are ways around this, but none that will be discussed here.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:30 AM
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Sony and Panasonic make some of the better DVD/VCR models on the market. No real issues, and fairly straightforward to use.

WARNING: If you are planning to dub any store bought VHS tapes, you will not be able to do so with any standard 'commerically avaialble' product. That's because store bought tapes are copy protected with Macrovision, which the Sony/Panny players recognize.

There are ways around this, but none that will be discussed here.
yea, it's just old TV shows she's had for years so it's not a problem. i read that Panasonics are good so i'll check those out, thanks.
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