ANy reason I should spend $200+ more for the "top end" Panny DVD Recorder??

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Alf S, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Alf S

    Alf S Cinematographer

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    Of all people, my wife last night actually asked me if we could get a DVD recorder to create DVD's of kids shows (Wiggles etc)for our little girl and let her watch them on her DVD player in her toy room.

    Well "OF COURSE!" I said. However I know little about them. I've been researching and I'm pretty sure I want a Panasonic since I can put it on my Best Buy card.

    Thing is, looking at the "Compare" feature offered on Panny's site, the E30 to me seems like a logical and cost effective choice for us (less than $350).

    Can anyone tell me why I should consider going to the model 50 for instance for another $100+?? I know the top end has a HD which is cool, but I'm guessing my wife would draw the line before I opted for a $600 toy like that.

    Any thoughts?

    Here's the Panny link that compares the 3 I like:

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  2. JeremySt

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    The 50 is the replacement of the 30. I think their features are the same, so I would wager the only difference is newer tech. Proabably results in better software. Maybe better recording reliability. I own the 50, and I paid a little over $400 for it. All I can tell you is so far, so good. No failed burns, and nothing but amazing quality.
     
  3. Brajesh Upadhyay

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    The E50 does not suffer from the "black level bug" the E30 does. The bug made DVD-Rs look a little bright/washed-out. The E60 just adds a built-in SD card slot if that's useful to you.
     
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    The 60 also adds DV input, probably quite useful if you have a miniDV camera and want to copy your video straight to DVD.
     
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    I have a few DVD-Rs that suffer from this. They were made by a friend of mine. That alone would make me stay away from the 30. Its horribly distracting.
     

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