Can 5.1 be recorded to a DVD Reorder?

Drew Mertz

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What I mean is this...

Heres the deal I want to back up a couple of my laserdiscs that have 5.1 audio. Now if the DVD Recorder has a digital in (coax or opt) can I transfer the signal from the LD to the DVD Recorder and capture that 5.1. *Yes it would be running through the necessary RF Demoudulator.

I had one of the first DVD Recoders that panny put out a couple years ago and It just recorded in stereo and all in all was a $1000 piece of shit! It rarely worked when it did most of the time the picture was blocky and worthless.

I`ve seen a huge improvement with the newer players, but before I put down the money on a new one I woulld just like to know in advance if getting the 5.1 is possible.


Thanks in advance!
 

Chris Gerhard

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Check out the upcoming Philips DVDR740 and DVDR755. I don't know why either of those would not record LaserDiscs with DD 5.1 audio.

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Chris

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Yes, with some trickiery, a PVR you own, and a phillips screwdriver.
 

Alf S

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Nope...no consumer grade DVD recorder (standalone) will record 5.1..no matter what the source.
 

David Massey

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To record 5.1 you would have to sacrifice picture quality since it takes so much more room on a disc than stereo does.
 

Michael Reuben

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Nonsense. The Panasonic units record DD 2.0 at 256kbps. DD 5.1 can be recorded at 384kbps. Relatively speaking, that's an insignificant increase in digital real estate.

M.
 

Keith Paynter

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If your DVD Recorder supports Dolby Digital 2.0, it's a better way to improve picture resolution, since Dolby Surround is PCM Audio and limits watchable video to about 90 minutes.

I debated the standalone vs. PC a couple of months ago and the PC won, only on authoring flexability. Professional applications like Adobe Encore DVD allow you to create DD 2.0 discs, and import AC-3 5.1 mixes created with other programs (such as Steinberg's Cubase SX with the AC-3 plug-in). It's slower going obviously and requires far more capital investment, but if you're just timeshifting, a standalone will do.
 

BrianS

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What is the release date for the 740? I tried to find it but have had no luck.
 

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