How noisy are dvd recorders?

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  1. Brad Newton

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    Is one brand quieter than others? Interested in making a purchase, but not if they are very noisy.
     
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    I have the Pioneer 420. Mine makes a slight scraping noise when the HD is recording (and possibly playing, but I don't notice it over the sound of what I'm watching). If the room is very quiet, the sound is audible and a bit annoying. Other than that, very quiet, like when I'm burning to disc.

    P.S. Strange -- the word Pioneer automatically turns into some kind of link.
     
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    I know that a dvr is noisy, I am wondering about a dvd recorder without a hard drive.
     
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    I also have a Pioneer 420. When I am burning a disk, to date always copying from the HD, the unit doesn't appear to be making any greater amount of noise than any other component I am running. I'm usually watching the tube while burning vs. listening to classical music, that might be more adversely harmed by ANY background noises.

    YMMV

    PS - strange that "running" became hyperlinked to a non-relevant site .... hmmmmm
     
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    I have the Panasonic w/80 gig hd, and the only sound I can hear, if I put my ear right up to it, is the cooling fan...just a little "whoosh".
     
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    RCA DRC8005N. It is extremely quiet. I haven't really noticed it making any sounds other than the loading and unloading. If the fan has come on, I haven't been able to detect it. If it is very quiet in the room, one can hear a slight clicking sound when the unit is "finalizing" a disc.

    It is in an entertainment center; but the Akai DVD player that previously occupied the same space was very loud. Obnoxiously so.

    ps, hate the remote!
     

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