DVD conection woes

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  1. bill::m

    bill::m Auditioning

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    I am trying to connect a Panasonic dvd recorder DMR E50 to a Dishnetwork 501 PVR and a Phillips TV. My goal is to copy directly from the harddrive of the PVR to the DVD. I have tried many different connections without success. The best I have achieved is the sat on one input and the recorder on another. No benefit there. Can someone guide me?

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  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I don't believe this is possible. The Panasonic E50 does not have a direct digital input that would allow a bit-for-bit copy from an external device. All you can do is connect the PVR's analog outputs (both audio and video) to the Panasonic's analog inputs; then you play back recordings on the PVR and record them to DVR, in real time.

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    Your PVR should have both composite and S-video outputs, and your Panasonic has the same inputs (S-video is preferable). If you use the Panasonic's higher quality recording modes (SP,XP or in some cases FR) with S-video, your image quality shouldn't suffer much (if at all).... right gang? I'm a month or so away from getting mine, so I don't have any first hand experience (only extrapolation based on online research). Can somebody verify (or debunk) me here?

    I'm planning on getting the Panasonic DMR-E80H.... newegg.com has it for $549.00 shipped!
     
  4. bill::m

    bill::m Auditioning

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    Thanks for the advice and redirection.

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