DVD Recorder Help!
I want a buy an easy to use, inexpensive stand alone DVD recorder that will take the basic coax from Shaw Cable and hook up to most TV’s.
I don’t need a unit with complex I/O configurations that will hook up to everything including the kitchen sink. I don’t want satellite dishes or cable converter boxes etc and I don’t care much about home theater. I don’t really want one with a HD unless I have no choice because I think they cost too much for what you get.
I want the DVD recorder to work like a VCR. I want to be able to record a bunch of different TV programs at different time slots. It world be nice to be able to bypass the DVD recorder while it’s recording so I can watch TV. In other words all the usual things VCR’s used to do!
I know that TV signals over the air will be going digital but does that mean basic coax from Shaw Cable will be going digital? Should digital affect my choice of DVD recorder or future TV purchases?
I bought a Samsung DVD-R115, but it seems it may not be able to do the things I want? It can’t tell if it has a tuner, or if it’s a digital tuner, or analog tuner, or both, or if that matters. Some websites say it has a tuner, others say it does not.
I cannot tell if the Samsung DVD-R115 can record a bunch of different TV programs at different time slots like a VCR can. I have not taken it out of the box yet so let me know what’cha think please!
Get a Panasonic. I have the Samsung now and as much as I like it, it is not near as functional as the Panasonics are.
Panasonic DMR-EZ27 or if you want something really cool get the recorder with HDD built in DMR-EH55