Originally Posted by gigaguy
I have a Sony RDR-HX715, and I am increasingly unhappy with SP (2 hour) record quality for football. I see lots of motion artifacts. It may be more noticeable since I got a Sony LCD set replacing a Sony 16:9 tubeset.
anyway, is my only option to record in the 1.5 hour mode or slower? One game on 2 or 3 DVDs is not that user friendly. I copy games for friends who have 4:3 tube sets.
I know that the HX-715 has DVD+R DL recording capabilities(unlike my HX-900 which makes me record a football game at HSP to the HDD, then HIGHSPEED BURN to 2 discs. The source is an LG LST-4200A through S-video. Set that baby to 480i resolution, and the OAR[16:9 widescreen for MOST football games] is kept through the S-video line. The results have been nothing but SPECTACULAR).
I wish my unit could do DVD+R DL. I could then STILL record at HSP, but at 3 hours on one disc which would be AMPLE for a football game. Even an overtime one. Especially when the commercials are cut out.
Now, I don't know of the PLAYBACK reliability of a DVD+R DL on most DVD players.
I guess it would be pretty good on models that were made in 2004 or later. Plus recording the DVD+R DL in VIDEO mode would probably make compatible with at least 95% of the players out there.
Anyway, I know this is an old thread, but that should be the way to do it with sports(if you can of course.)
Does the HX-715 SUFFER from STRONGER RESTRICTIONS on recording/copying then the HX-900?
I heard that that might be the case, but if not, oopps!.