DVR-510H-S Questions...

Andrew Beckmen

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1: Do I have to worry about copy protection for TV shows? I plan on recording Stargate SG-1 and other shows, compiling a few episodes and burning DVDs so I have the shows on a non-degrading format. If this falls through, I am loosing my main reason for getting this thing

2: The DVR-520H-S seems to be the same thing with a new case and 200 bucks less. What is the differance between these models?

3: Pioneer's site lists IEE-whatever as one of the features. Does this or doesn't it have FireWire?


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Michael Reuben

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I don't have the unit, but the answer to your first question is "no". It's possible to record several different TV episodes, eliminate the commercials and then burn them to DVD. I do it all the time.

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Is it possible to eliminate commercials on the Pioneer models, as can be done on the Panasonic HDD models? I understand that if something was recorded using TIVO, the commercials cannot be edited out, but I am not 100% certain of this.
 

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I actually read on another thread that you can edit out commercials using the chapter edit thing. Put a chapter mark at the begining of the commercials, and another at the end, then go back and delete that whole chapter. I obviously haven't tried this, but it sounds like it works fine, and you can frame-by-frame it to get it JUST the way you want it.
 

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Andrew,

Were you able to find out the differences between the 510 and 520?

I tried to hold off on getting a DVD recorder for a while, but I must say it’s appealing to me more and more. I basically want to get one with a hard drive to record everything, and transfer certain things onto disc to keep. (Don't need TIVO.) I’m still trying to research the various media types, as I may want to lend recorded programs to someone – am I right in concluding that DVD-R format is the most compatible with existing players?

Thanks, everyone, for any input!
 

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Andrew,

Were you able to find out the differences between the 510 and 520?

I tried to hold off on getting a DVD recorder for a while, but I must say it’s appealing to me more and more. I basically want to get one with a hard drive to record everything, and transfer certain things onto disc to keep. (Don't need TIVO.) I’m still trying to research the various media types, as I may want to lend recorded programs to someone – am I right in concluding that DVD-R format is the most compatible with existing players?

Thanks, everyone, for any input!
 

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I wasn't able to access the Pioneer site earlier, but one difference in the specs between the 510HS and 520HS is in the copy speed:

510HS: DVD-R x 4, DVD-RW x 2
520HS: DVD-R x 8, DVD-RW x 4

Everything else seems the same, though the 520HS has a $200 lower MSRP. Cheaper replacement model in that line?

Also, oddly, the ONLY place that I can find the 520 for sale is at Crutchfield.
 

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I wasn't able to access the Pioneer site earlier, but one difference in the specs between the 510HS and 520HS is in the copy speed:

510HS: DVD-R x 4, DVD-RW x 2
520HS: DVD-R x 8, DVD-RW x 4

Everything else seems the same, though the 520HS has a $200 lower MSRP. Cheaper replacement model in that line?

Also, oddly, the ONLY place that I can find the 520 for sale is at Crutchfield.
 

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