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Looking for a new DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Hamster, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. Hamster

    Soldato

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    Looking for a quality dvd recorder preferably with hard disk. Budget is £250 and must play divx, mpeg etc.
    Any suggestions?

    :)
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  2. Ben

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    If you can Spare £30 more, the Toshiba RD-XS24 meets your requirements.

    I can't say how good it is, but most of the Tosh RD-XS series has been pretty popular. The XS24 is one that I've been cosidering to replace my SD340E (non recordable). :)
     
  3. Hamster

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    Thanks but iirc that one doesn't play divx i dont think

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  4. Ben

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    Specifications

    • Multi-drive HDD / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD-R recording
    • 160GB hard disk drive
    • PAL progressive
    • Timeslip recording
    • Component video
    • General:
    • DVD Video
    • DVD Recorder
    • Hard Disk Drive: 160 GB
    • Compatibility: CD audio, Video CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, SVCD, DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, JPEG Viewer, MP3, DivX, NTSC Playback
    :)
     
  5. Hamster

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    Thanks Ben but from all the reviews i've read of this player it doesn't support divx and they specifically say so. Can you tell me where you lifted that info from please?

    Thanks
    :)
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  6. Hamster

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    Looking through more reviews (especially european reviews) it seems that some sites tell you that it does support divx and some say not - i'm confused?!?!
    edit: The more reviews i read now it does support divx!!
     
    Last edited: 28 Jan 2006
  7. Ben

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    It's odd... The Toshiba's site doesn't state DivX. (which might cause some confusion). However a lot of the reputable sites stocking the XS24 do state DivX compatability :)

    Unfortunately I think most of the sites that sell it are competitors (mainly because they also sell LCD or Plasma TVs). So can't really list any of the sites selling it that state DivX compatability.