|Originally Posted by richard6552|
how do I set the DVD recorder so that I can dub from HDD to DVD-R at High-Speed. I have recorded TV program onto HDD with recording mode on high speed. However, when dubbing from HDD to DVD, I have never been able to achieve high speed. Your expert advise would be most appreciated. Thank and hope to hear from you soon.
Since you already said that you recorded it with the Mode in High Speed, I won't go into how to set that up, other than saying that if you ever do a factory reset, it turns that feature off and you have to reset it in the setup menu. If it is off, you can still dub high speed to DVD-RAM, just not to DVD-R.
As for how to dub in High Speed mode, it's the second choice down on the dubbing menu (right after direction). Just chose High Speed. If it says that you can't dub in high speed, check your setup and be sure that it is really on (and *was* at the time the show was recorded).
HS dubbing takes about 3 minutes per hour of programming (I record in 6-hour mode, so I dub six hours onto a DVD in 18 minutes--it sure beats real-time). I can unload 120 hours of recordings onto theme-selected DVDs in about 6 hours--while watching or recording other shows.
Note that you CANNOT change the recording quality and still dub high speed--it's a binary copy of what you already recorded. The good news is, it's an *exact* copy, so shows that weren't recorded in high speed can be dubbed to DVD-RAM and back and then they'll dub to DVD-R in high speed. It's three steps, but 3 * 18 minutes is still a LOT less than six hours.
I've been buying 5-packs of 4.7 GB Panasonic DVD-RAM at Best Buy for $2.00 a disk. For me, that's 30 hours of recording for ten bucks. I rarely use DVD-R, since I can edit and high-speed dub back from DVD-RAM any time I want.