|Originally posted by ngohit
Okay. One thing I didn't mention is how much faster Pioneer is at erasing/deleting something than Panasonic. Even on their new ES10, it seems p-a-i-n-f-u-l-l-y slow waiting for a segment or title to be deleted. On the Pioneer, it's almost instantaneous. If the Pioneer wasn't so fast, I'd probably go the chapter route, too [and wouldn't find the Panasonic so snail-like]. Like you, I use the CM Skip.
Yes, it is a bit slow. It takes about 6-7 seconds to delete a single segment or chapter, at least on DVD-RAM. Is it any faster with the HD? I suppose the slowness is another reason I prefer the chapter method for deletion. Even though it can be up to a minute to delete several unwanted sections from a program, I only have to wait once. :)
The Pioneer does have some advantages over Panasonic. For example, I much prefer how Pioneer handles flexible recording. The Panasonic method while good for manual recordings is almost useless for timer recordings. However, before I'd go with Pioneer for my next DVDR I would need to be sure they've fixed the black-out bug on tape->DVD copying. Also, I'd miss 1.33x playback, a feature I use frequently to save time when watching programs, especially news and documentaries.