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Pioneer DVD recorders

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by CraigL, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. CraigL

    CraigL Screenwriter

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    Hey all,

    I was just wondering if a release date has been set on the newest Pioneer DVD recorders with Hard Drive. I'd like to get a machine that's actually got the black level set properly.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ben Rogers

    Ben Rogers Stunt Coordinator

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    Craig

    I am waiting for the new Pioneer models as well. Actually the Pioneer DVR-7000 doesn't have black level problem, only the panasonic ones does. I did test out the Pioneer DVR-7000
    for a week, it was an awesome DVD recorder with an exact copy quality in 1 hour mode. I returned this recorder because it didn't allow me to record in uncompressed audio in Video Mode. However, it did allow to record with uncompressed audio in VR-mode but none of my other DVD players could play it. The new models from Pioneers will have a harddrive and allow to record with uncompressed audio in Video mode too. They came out in japan in late December but I don't when they will be out in U.S .Does anyone know that U.S release date for these new recorders?? Please tune in

    Ben
     
  3. CraigL

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    Ben...

    I got an email from someone who says they're supposed to be out in February. Part of me doesn't believe that because I think we all would have heard something about them by now but who knows. I certainly hope so. I LOVED the hard drive feature on the HS2 but couldn't deal with the black level problem. And since i'm going to be using the machine to archive discs....it would make sense that I would get one that does it extremely well.
     
  4. Ben Rogers

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    I called Pioneers but they said they had no info about the new DVD recorders. Quite strange if something comes out in Feb but they didn't hear anything yet
     
  5. Andy L

    Andy L Stunt Coordinator

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    Looks like summer 2003...
    LAS VEGAS - CES Booth #9319 (January 8, 2003) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced today two new DVD recorders, including one of the first in the market to combine DVD recording with a hard disc drive for both short- and long-term storage of television programming and an entry-level model that will introduce DVD recording to a much broader range of consumers.
     The DVR-002H, with its 80-gigabyte hard disc drive, offers expanded capabilities including the ability to playback a DVD while recording onto the hard drive or to play programs from the hard drive while recording onto DVD. The hard drive also enables consumers to watch programs from the beginning while the recorder simultaneously finishes the recording. Content from the hard drive can also be transferred to a DVD for long term storage. A one- hour program can be transferred to DVD-R in as little as 2 ½ minutes.
     The DVR-001 is a great entry-level DVD recorder for anyone interested in replacing an outdated VCR with simple one-button recording.
    Both DVD recorders offer more features than a VCR ever could, placing recording and editing functions at consumers’ fingertips. They deliver on the promise of ‘entertainment on your terms,’ enabling storage of television programming for later viewing at the consumers’ convenience.
    “These new products represent the rapid advancement in DVD technology that is making VHS obsolete in the home. DVD recording is fast and easy, providing capabilities unheard of with videotape. And, now, it’s very affordable, with new recorders at prices that make them much easier to purchase for a wide range of consumers,” said Craig McManis, vice president of marketing for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc “These new recorders make a great replacement to the family’s VCR, but don’t get rid of the VCR until you’ve transferred your home movies from tape to DVD.”
    Transfer Videotapes to DVD
    Both units are equipped to transfer your old videotapes to longer-lasting DVD-R or DVD-RW discs for more permanent storage. Unlike videotape, DVD will not degrade over time when exposed to heat and humidity. It’s a good idea to transfer any home movies from tape to disc in order to preserve them for future generations. DVD-R discs are best for archiving because they are write-once discs (like CD-R) and can not be accidentally erased.
    Create New Home Movies
    The DVR-002H offers a firewire connection on the front panel, enabling consumers to connect a digital camcorder to the DVD recorder for basic viewing and editing functions. The camcorder can be controlled with the remote control from the DVR-002H, making it simple to edit out sections of video that are no longer wanted and create simple menus to navigate the home movie. The newly created DVD-R disc can be played back on most other DVD players and DVD-ROM computer drives.
    -more-
    Pioneer’s New Hard Drive and DVD Recorders /pg.2
    Record from Television
    Both DVD recorders come equipped with a 181-channel cable TV tuner for instant one-touch recording from television to a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. When a disc is inserted, it automatically searches for recorded content and available recording space, so the consumer doesn’t have to go through the tedious process of finding the appropriate place to begin recording that exists with today’s VHS recorders. Through automatic menus, consumers can simply locate and play a desired portion of the recorded material instead of fast-forwarding and rewinding through videotape.
    Watching Movies
    Both DVD recorders offer Pioneer’s PureCinema™ progressive scan circuitry for outstanding image quality when watching DVD movies.
    The DVR-001 and DVR-002H will be available in summer 2003 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $625 and $999, respectively.
    Pioneer’s Home Entertainment Division is the leading manufacturer of plasma and projection televisions, DVD players and DVD recorders, A/V receivers, CD players and CD recorders, speakers and other audio and video accessories. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including Digital Network Entertainment. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Pioneer Elite brand names. When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years with Pioneer Elite products.
    Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and cable television equipment for the home, car and business markets. Pioneer Corporation focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation and its affiliates employ more than 31,000 people worldwide. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PIO).
     
  6. Evelio Figueroa

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    What type of finish will the DVR-002H have? Silver, like the DVR-7000? Or the black urishi finish? I'm hoping black. It'll go great with my other componets.
     
  7. CraigL

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    oooh baby...looks like i know what *I* am getting this summer.

    I guess the only questions I do have about this are:

    Can you rip the content of a disc back to the hard drive for multiple versions?
    Can you create your own menus? chapter stops?
     
  8. Evelio Figueroa

    Evelio Figueroa Second Unit

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    Found some pictures of the new Pioneer DVD recorders here.
     
  9. IraSWeiss

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    I said this to our Pioneer rep. I'm repeating it here.

    I wish Pioneer would combine these capabilities with the DVD Audio/SACD capabilities of the 45A or better yet, 47AI (with fixed bass management, of course!) to give us a one stop DVD solution, at least until HD arrives.
     
  10. Jeff Adams

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    Put me down for one of these. I would assume with an msrp of $625 you can pick one up for around $500. I will start with the entry level model and go from there. I can't wait!
     

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