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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-27-2005, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I got mine at Best Buy for $351 and I also...

I got mine at Best Buy for $351 and I also bought the $99 extended 4 year warranty. I figured since it had a hard drive in it, it might be worth it. Overall, I love my Toshiba. I use it to archive...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-18-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,744
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Tom, Thanks for the great explanation on...

Tom,

Thanks for the great explanation on PIE/PIF. I have seen these charts on various DVD burner reviews but no one ever explained them. Now I finally understand what they mean!
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   03-04-2005, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,075
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I have the Toshiba XS32 and I love it even...

I have the Toshiba XS32 and I love it even though it has the BLB. I've been having a blast making archive DVDs of Battlestar Galactica. Ironically, I don't see the BLB when playing back recorded...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-16-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
MF3 is a nice product. I haven't used it that...

MF3 is a nice product. I haven't used it that much but from using both MF3 and Nero, I think Nero might be better.

With both MF3 and Nero, you can easily import videos from DVD-RAM. MF3 seems to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-03-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,825
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
So far, I think Nero 6.6 (which includes Nero...

So far, I think Nero 6.6 (which includes Nero VisionExpress) is better than DVD Movie Factory 3 for my purposes because I was able to move around the menu buttons with Nero.

I couldn't figure out...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-03-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Guys, I think the cause might have been a...

Guys,

I think the cause might have been a bad cable. I did two things today:

1) Swap the RCA componenet video cable on the Toshiba with a Philips component video cables (they looked like they...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-01-2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I haven't tried the XS32 with other inputs other...

I haven't tried the XS32 with other inputs other than the tuner yet. I think the interference is on all channels but is more noticable on some -- not sure because I was focusing on the Sci-Fi...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-01-2005, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I think I read somewhere that copying to DVD-RAM...

I think I read somewhere that copying to DVD-RAM from the hard drive is a perfect bit-for-bit copy but if you copy from hard drive to DVD-R/RW then it is actually re-encoding the video again. Does...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-01-2005, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,825
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Yes, it's possible. That's what I've been doing....

Yes, it's possible. That's what I've been doing. I have a Toshiba XS32. I use it to record Battlestar Galactica to the hard drive. Then I copy from the hard drive to DVD-RAM. I take this DVD-RAM...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I bought two of those new OEM Toshiba SD-W2002...

I bought two of those new OEM Toshiba SD-W2002 off ebay (from justdeals.com) too. I have tested one and it seems okay. I haven't gotten around to testing the other one yet but your comments make me...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I'm experiencing the same problems. I have tried...

I'm experiencing the same problems. I have tried rearranging cables, surge protectors and moving the XS32 around to no avail. I've managed to reduce the interference to an acceptable level but can...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I recently got a lot of my drives from ebay (I...

I recently got a lot of my drives from ebay (I wanted all my computers to be able to read DVD-RAM).
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I have both Panasonic LF-D311 and Toshiba...

I have both Panasonic LF-D311 and Toshiba SD-W2002 DVD-RAM drives on my computers. Both are older drives. The Panasonic can write to both DVD-RAM and DVD-R while the Toshiba can only write to...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
For some bizarre reason, DVD-RAM is kind of slow...

For some bizarre reason, DVD-RAM is kind of slow on the computer but very fast on a DVD Set-top recorder. I think it's because on a computer, DVD-RAM has write verify set to ON all the time and...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-31-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,468
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Overall, I love my Toshiba XS32. I've been using...

Overall, I love my Toshiba XS32. I've been using it to create DVDs of Battlestar Galactica for my brother (who doesn't get cable). I don't notice the black level bug when playing back these DVDs on...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-23-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I just found a use for my bad Memorex DVD-RAM...

I just found a use for my bad Memorex DVD-RAM disks. I just popped out the Memorex DVD-RAM and reused the cartridge by putting in a Fuji DVD-RAM disk (that came without a cartridge) inside the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I'm a moron! I wasted money buying DVD Movie...

I'm a moron! I wasted money buying DVD Movie Factory 3. I already have Nero 6.6 and I just found out it supports reading/importing/burning DVDs with Dolby AC-3 encoding. So, I didn't have to buy...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2005, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
BTW, I bought Ulead DVD Movie Factory 3 Disc...

BTW, I bought Ulead DVD Movie Factory 3 Disc Creator for the purpose of importing the DVD-RAM videos into my PC. This software supports AC-3 (Dolby Digital ) encoding and decoding. I tried to use it...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
These Memorex DVD-RAM's really suck. Too bad I...

These Memorex DVD-RAM's really suck. Too bad I bought a ton of them (about 15) in the past. Even the purple clear case ones are starting to give me problems. Brand new and just opened, they cause my...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-17-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
This weekend I made my first DVD with my Toshiba...

This weekend I made my first DVD with my Toshiba XS32. I edited dubbed a copy of the premiere of Battlestar Galactica for my brother (he doesn't get cable) from the HD to a CompUSA DVD-R.

The...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-12-2005, 01:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,334
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Me too. I just ordered two 10 packs of the 9.4.

Me too. I just ordered two 10 packs of the 9.4.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-12-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't any discussion...

Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't any discussion of this player. I've been eying it at Best Buy and waiting for some opinions on it. It looks like the first reasonably priced high quality DVD player...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-12-2005, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 162,839
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
I finally set up my XS32 that I bought in the...

I finally set up my XS32 that I bought in the weeks before Christmas. Unfortunately, it turns out that I have the ZL10 firmware. No big deal, I'm still happy with it. But is there anything I should...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-04-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
Does anyone know what encoder chip the Toshiba...

Does anyone know what encoder chip the Toshiba XS32 uses?
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-30-2004, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mr. Stinky Pants
And their relative strengths and weaknesses? ...

And their relative strengths and weaknesses?

One of the things I like about the Secrets of Home Theather reviews is that they list the chipset used in the DVD player and talks about their...
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