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Saw this in the Sunday ads this morning. Looks like the Sharp DVD recorder is finally here. I searched GoodGuys website, but had no luck finding it. They probably have not updated their site yet. But the good news is that they are offering 10% off on all purchases over $199 plus free shipping and no tax. Kewl :)


Model: DVRW2U

Price: $599.99

Supports: DVD-R/RW format
 

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I also saw this recorder at Fry's earlier in the week.
 

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Features:

* Disc Navigation System with thumbnail display.

* Record up to two hours in standard mode (SP) and up to six hours in manual mode (MN).

* DV Terminal with iLink for direct digital video transfer to disc



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How much was it?
 

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It was $599 as well.
 

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If anyone purchases this player please give us a report on picture quality and set up. I am interested how it compares with the other recorders out especially the more expensive ones. Thanks Greg Young
 

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Sharp's somewhat muddled press release doesn't actually state that this unit records to DVD-R. It only references DVD-RW. Can anyone confirm?
 

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Who makes the mechanism? Sharp? Pioneer?
 

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Originally posted by Robin
ecost page sez:


Recording formats DVD-RW, DVD-R
I'm looking at the ecost page and it states: "Playable formats DVD, DVD-RW, DVD-R, Audio CD, CD/R, CD/RW,MP3; Playable formats DVD, DVD-RW, DVD-R, Audio CD, CD/R, CD/RW,MP3"


This doesn't really say anything about recording formats. It's also listed in all press releases (as well as on ecost) as a "DVD-RW Recorder", as opposed to a "DVD-R/RW" recorder. I'm a little suspicious that recording to DVD-R is assumed when it might not be the case.
 

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Jeff,


cut and pasted from the ecost page


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Features:


Playable formats DVD, DVD-RW, DVD-R, Audio CD, CD/R, CD/RW,MP3

Recording formats DVD-RW, DVD-R

Progressive Video Output (480P)

Dolby Digital output

Still/fast/slow/step playback

Random/Repeat playback

Screen saver, Auto power off

Inputs: AV / S-video + iLink on front panel

AV / S-video on rear panel

Outputs: AV / S-video / component on rear panel

VCR Plus programming

Virtual Surround Sound

Parental Lock

Direct Search Playback

Resume playback

Unified Multi-Function remote control
 

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The question is what kind of picture quality does this recorder give. The firewire, progressive scan, component and s-video out along with the price can't be beat. Other than Philip's recorder I don't believe their is another recorder out there for that price with a firewire. Greg Young
 

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And it doesn't have a TBC like the Panasonic models..


One thing still missing on most of the announced standalone recorders scheduled to debut later this year is an IR Blaster to control cable/satellite boxes. I think only the upcoming Philips DVDR80 will have this feature.
 

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Gil, Can you please clarify what is the TBC you are refering to that the panasonic models have that this one does not. Thanks Greg Young
 

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Time Base Corrector
 

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To answer your question, you need to know what a TBC does:

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TBC (Time Base Corrector) is a device used to rectify any problems with a video signal's sync pulses by generating a new clean time base and synchronizing any other incoming video to this reference.
So now that you know what a TBC does, do you need need one?

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If you have a video tape, which is too old and video quality is not good, you need to clean the video using a video signal cleaner. That is the job of a Time Base Corrector (TBC). TBC cleans the video by fixing the timing synchronization of the video signal.
 
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