Major problem with Panasonic DMR-E20 :(

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jim A. Banville, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. Jim A. Banville

    Jim A. Banville Supporting Actor

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    Apparently, when recording to DVD-R's, the E20 makes the recording have a VERY light black level. You must either turn your BRIGHTNESS control WAY up on your TV to compensate or you must insert a "video processor" between the source and the E20 to substantially reduce the black level before the signal is recorded to the DVD-R. This problem doesn't occur with DVD-RAM. Anyone else having this problem or know of another solution? I consider this a major problem because I don't want to add a resolution losing device (that requires I expend even more money over the $800 price of the recorder) in the signal path, and I don't want to mis-adjust my display for playback of DVD-R's made on the E20 [​IMG]
     
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    I've had one person report that he has this problem too, and bought an expensive video processor to counteract the lightened black effect, but I've also heard from a couple people that say they don't see the problem. Anyone else with this player have experience with DVD-R's made on the E-20, played on other DVD players with positive results?

    thanks

    Jim
     

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