2008-12-21, 01:41 PM
Looking for some suggestions on a half decent non HDD DVD recorder to give as a gift. It will be mainly used for recording some TV shows from basic cable.
I notice walmart had a Samsung @ $119 and a Magnavox reduced to $87
and I am open to any other suggestions
2008-12-23, 06:47 AM
Check the Future Shop Boxing Day flyer. They have a Toshiba (that upconverts) and a Pioneer model with HDD.
2008-12-23, 07:06 AM
Thanks I have not seen the flyer yet, what Model? what price point?
2008-12-23, 06:54 PM
I got my Samsung DVD R 175 form EBay form a seller called Kortronix. Item works well so far and is compatible with DVD +/- R disks both single and double layer. Price was $130 but this was a refurbished product.
One tip to watch out for is the Macrovision or CGMS-A copy protection that exists on some channels such as Superchannel and Movie Central HD. I found that the SD channels are not affected by this so far but I'm not holding my breath. Any others I don't know as I mostly only record movies.
2008-12-28, 06:33 AM
Sorry, it was BB that had the Pioneer. FS had the Sony.
> Thanks I have not seen the flyer yet, what Model? what price point?
I didn't post the price here, since I think it's against rules to post store/price in this particular forum.
2008-12-29, 04:50 AM
A bit late now, but I would've recommended either the Samsung at Walmart or the Toshiba at Future Shop. I was planning on getting one of them and they were both sold out here in Fredericton when I checked today.