OneCall has this in stock now. Nice, but pricey! The only thing this has I wish my E80 did is a Firewire input. Not worth double the E80 price for the added features IMHO.
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8/12/03 at 1:21pm
|Originally posted by bnbhoha
I'm waiting to see a shoot out w/ this and the new pioneer coming out. The cheapest I've seen this for is $829 on Froggle.com that's $250 cheaper! I think another difference other than 4x and firewire is that this offers thumbnail menus too. I don't know what Pioneer's problem is. Panasonic is whipping new models out left and right; where's the Pioneer?
$895 ($907) delivered here:
or here for $827 + shipping, but I'm not sure if they stock it or not
|undaunted Chroma champion, Panasonic!|
|Originally posted by cf066
I'd probably just go with the much cheaper 80 model.
|I'd also be interested to know if you can digitally copy a finalized dvd-r that you've previously recorded back to the HD in order to make additional copies. In another thread somebody mentioned that Panasonic HAS to not allow this function in order to prevent the copying of copyrighted materials, but I'm not talking about copying materials with copy protection, I'm talking about making copies of home movies and such. It really sucks that you'd have to switch to a PC in order to do such a simple task.|
|Uh, sorry, don't want to burst your bubble but starting with the HS2, the Panasonic DVDR's DO suffer from the dreaded CUE aka chroma bug. See the Secrets Shootout page linked in the DVD Hardware forum for more info.|
|Originally posted by vahid
E100 from what I've seen sells for about $850 now. I bet in a couple of months you could get it (E100) for $700, and the E80 for $500 or so.
|Originally posted by PVerdieck
If I want to get one of these this month, should I wait a week, for better prices, or pull the trigger now?
|Originally posted by Troy LaMont
Wow, I guess I've been out of the loop for some time! :(
That sucks. Oh well, I guess I'll have to deal or wait to see what the Pioneer or Toshiba models offer from the progressive scan side. I'm guessing they won't be much better.
|Originally posted by vferrari
Uh, sorry, don't want to burst your bubble but starting with the HS2, the Panasonic DVDR's DO suffer from the dreaded CUE aka chroma bug. See the Secrets Shootout page linked in the DVD Hardware forum for more info.