WOW.........I can't think of why they wouldn't put one on the back. I was interested in buying one but without an S-video in the back it is pointless.JKR1963 said:The unit seemed to have every feature you could ask for but when I got it home to hook it up I found out that it lacked an s-video input on the back!
An s-video input on the back is an absolutely manditory BASIC feature of any dvd recorder.
I've had one for about a month now and love it. I had a Pioneer before this, and quite a bit of experience with the Panasonics. The unit needing to be off when timer recording (as other user mentioned) is the worst part for me, but seems like they all are like that.dm_4u said:Anyone have experience with this unit.
It sounds great, 250MB HDD and it apparently plays everything.
Answers:nightwing2000 said:I've been thinking about one of these units for a while, but don't like things I've read about some units. Curiously, when I wander into Future Shop or wherever, they never seem to have any hooked up.
Just curious about a bunch of things:
Can this LG unit play one recorded file while recording a different one? (Some units I've seen described, can only play the same file they're recording.)
What was the reference to "TV Guide"? Does this unit have some form of TV Guide service available (esp. for Bell Expresvu?)
Can you author a formatted DVD - set chapter points, create a basic main menu, etc. - from a HDD recording off the air? From a collection of recordings? (I see some reference in posts above to "deleting commercials before copying to DVD".
How does the system "name" the files? Does it pick up show names (TV Guide) or are they all date-time names?
When I went to the South African LG site recommended by VS1 I found the following description for the equivalent machine:icu_nxtime said:Answers:
You can watch a dvd while recording to hard drive but that's it no dual tuner
No TV Guide
Yes you can set chapter points and edit commercials
See my other post on naming. You can name it anything but will have to rename if you transfer the files around