Originally Posted by Church AV Guy
We KNOW that these are availabel, what we don't know is, why are they NOT available here?
Torture us indeed. If it had HD component inputs, I would REALLY try to get my hands on one.
I'm assuming you mean you'd want to get your hands on one LIKE it, since Australia uses different electrical and broadcast systems than the US. The recorder likely wouldn't be useable here, even with an electrical converter powering it.
As for a similar machine here having or not having HD inputs, I wouldn't care.
The TV in my living room is this really weird hybrid. It was made with a digital tuner, but it has an actual picture tube and displays in standard def.
Suits me fine.
I've even looked at the composite output of a Maggie 515 on a high def TV (with the source having been a composite feed off a digital cable box), and that was with the TV set for "zoom" to bring a letterboxed picture up to fill the screen.
Still totally viewable, to me. (I imagine if the HDMI upscaling was used, it would have been even better.)
All I'd like is that some type of recorder, high def or standard, continue to be available to us in this country.
Does anyone know if that Australian machine (or one like it) is still being sold there, or has their source dried up too?