I'm trying to wean my wife off VHS recording of her favorite shows. I've tried a couple of DVD/VHS recorders and the problem when recording to DVD is this. If you try a timer recording of a show from 9:00P to 10:00P and also timer record a show from 10:00P to 11:00P, most recorders (LG and Toshiba, anyway) will complete the first recording, but upcut (miss) the first 90 seconds or so of the second recording. This is apparently due to the need for the DVD recorder to "finish" the first recording before it can start the second. So the first minute or two of the second recording is lost, much to the frustration of my wife, since she like to see the "entire" program.
My question, then, is will a DSS/DVD recorder buffer the first part of the second recording to the HDD so that what ends up on the DVD is the complete program, from the beginning? To clarify, the recording process needs to be from tuner to DVD, since my wife often ejects the DVD from the upstairs recorder and brings it down to the kitchen TV/DVD to watch. I just would want the HDD to act as a buffer for the DVD record deck, so that the 10:00P-11:00P recording mentioned above actually runs from 10:00P and not 10:01:30P.
Sorry if this question is a bit long-winded, but I can't believe that manufacturers have not recognized this shortcoming of a straight DVD recorder. Basically, you can't make consecutive sequential recordings without missing part of the content.
If anyone knows the answer, or has another solution, please PM me or at least post a reply here.