Originally Posted by nextoo
I understand. But what's it got to do with component inputs? The behavior you are describing is input/output agnostic. It really has nothing to do with whether a DVD recorder has component inputs or not.
What's the con of having a component input equipped DVD recorder?
Unless I'm missing something. No big deal.
I should have said pitfalls instead of cons. For example, one of my DVDs has the ability to send 4:3 as full screen (w/o black bars) or normal (w black bars). And, most -- if not all -- DVD players send 16x9 with black bars (as pointed out earlier).
In my case, I have lots of DVDs and some are getting scratched -- especially the kids. As a result, they'll only play well on my better player. (And, we have 4 others -- including a portable). But, if I can dub them to a new disc, they'll be playable around the house again. And, not require
in my good projector room (player).
Just wanna make sure I don't downrez or "reformat" something in the process of a component-to-component dub. Of course, I'd figure it out if/when it happens. But, I'd have to do it over again and I hate that!
In the old days of VCR use, no thought needed to be given to recording (or even dubbing something). Connect everything up and push record.....
With my TV, I obviously have to switch my cable box to output 480i and I have to think about aspect too! I've already tried to copy the parade (16x9) twice and need to do it again. I know what went wrong the first two times (media and aspect mis-setting). Maybe someone else looking to buy a component unit will benefit from seeing this. This seems to be a thread they'd look in.
In my case, I think the following errors can occur when moving into the DVDR/component recorder world -- especially if it's your first DVD recorder.
1) Make sure you use the correct media (don't guess when in doubt)
2) Try different brands if you're still in doubt
3) Don't set a DVD to 4:3 output if you're dubbing 16x9 material
4) Don't set a DVD to force full output (16x9) if you're dubbing 4:3 material?
Haven't confirmed #4 yet, but it stands to reason from #3. These are some of the pitfalls
a new owner of a component unit might run in to. As you point out, they are not "cons".