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Mr. Gadget Strikes Again - VCR/DVDR Combo

 
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PostPosted: Mon 16 May, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Mr. Gadget Strikes Again - VCR/DVDR Combo Reply with quote

OK, so it was a bit extravagant - but fun! Our VCR stopped working and in looking for a replacement I noticed a reasonably priced VCR/DVDR combo. This machine will play and record tapes and will also play and record DVD's. For the routine timeshifting of TV programs you can use rewriteable DVD-RW's. These cost less than tapes. You can also archive these for keepers. As well, I have a large collection of tapes dating back to the early 90's that I plan to put on disc. All in all, it's a pretty cool machine! bravo!


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 12:13 am    Post subject: Re: Mr. Gadget Strikes Again - VCR/DVDR Combo Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
OK, so it was a bit extravagant - but fun! Our VCR stopped working and in looking for a replacement I noticed a reasonably priced VCR/DVDR combo. This machine will play and record tapes and will also play and record DVD's. For the routine timeshifting of TV programs you can use rewriteable DVD-RW's. These cost less than tapes. You can also archive these for keepers. As well, I have a large collection of tapes dating back to the early 90's that I plan to put on disc. All in all, it's a pretty cool machine! bravo!
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bravo! That sounds great. Where did you get it? Is there a store in Edmonton like the one where you bought yours? We have decided we need a DVD. Being able to copy them too Exclamation Exclamation


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: Mr. Gadget Strikes Again - VCR/DVDR Combo Reply with quote

MAM wrote:
Is there a store in Edmonton like the one where you bought yours? We have decided we need a DVD. Being able to copy them too Exclamation Exclamation


I suspect that somewhere like "Radio Shack" (or whatever it's called now since the takeover - perhaps it's "Radio Shacked-up with the competition"?) would sell DVD players. Our DVD player is a simple version that does not record, but then it is an old machine.

MEF - your new machine records onto DVDs?!! Coooooooool! whoohoo!


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 10:32 am    Post subject: Radio Shack Reply with quote

Yep, I bought it at Radio Shack ( soon to be re-branded to something like The Source at Circuit City).
I just transferred a 1997 tape onto a DVD yesterday. Kind of amazing!


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gad Zooks!!
All this new technology. I can't keep up. MAM - I have seen these machines at Costco if you know someone with a membership. Also try A& B sound or even London Drugs.
Make sure it has the ability to record one medium to the other, not just play each kind.


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PostPosted: Wed 18 May, 2005 9:43 am    Post subject: Doing it properly Reply with quote

GUY is correct when he mentions features and compatibility. If anyone wants to do some reading before leaping in here is a good site http://hometheater.about.com/cs/toppicks/tp/aatpdvdvcr.htm
The extent of my own "research" was only to make sure that all the various DVD formats were compatible with the machine and that the audio output was DTS/DolbyDigital. It was just good fortune that my RCA model is also good in all other respects.


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