Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Recorder with 40gb HDD

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  1. Tim E

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    Does anyone have this unit? Please let me know what you think.
     
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    Actually that's a link to a different model...this is the HS2.

    I just got it last night and thus far, I LOVE IT!!!!!!
     
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    I would like to know if anyone has tried upgrading (hack) to an 80gb or larger drive... like TiVo. Can you delete the commercials before burning to DVD? Should I wait for the Toshiba RD-X2 (80gb) unit?
     
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    i am curious about the hdd hack as well as:

    also, how good is the picture quality on the panny?
    if quality doesn't suffer, since it's only 10bit/27mhz dacvs 999es' 14bit/108mhz dac, i will get it
     
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    Yes you most certainly can edit out whatever you like before burning. You can also copy and maste and mix things around a bit and burn them in any order you like. I haven't burned anything so I can't say anything about the picture quality of the burned discs. HOWEVER, I can say that the hard drive is FANTASTIC. I noticed no difference between the master and the copy. It actually DID look a little better. I have my digital cable going in S-video and the SVHS vcr going in component.

    I haven't really had a chance to play since I got it last night and I'm still figuring out how it works.
     
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    For kicks, I changed the hard drive out with a 20gb drive. It immediately formatted it and it did recognize the size and gave me half the time (makes sense). I then put a 80gb drive and it too was formatted immediately. It looks like it will only recognize or allows the 40gb capacity. To my dismay, when I put the original 40gb back in, it formatted it too. Any suggestions?
     
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    Can you copy a non-copy protected DVD to the HS2's hard drive from an external DVD player?
     

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