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Could anyone share their experience with either of these recorders? I have heard that they both have excellent playback quality, which is important to me, since I'd like to use it as my dvd player also. I am also interested in ease of use and durability. I actually record very little, but I want to replace my VCR because I just got a plasma TV and I want the better quality of a DVD recording. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:)
 

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I have a gx300 and so far I'm very happy with it. Are there any specific question you have about the gx300? I can write a lot reply about how happy I am with the gx300, but it would all be subjective. If there are certain features that will make you decide one way or another, I can answer if the gx300 can meet your needs.
 

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I have a gx300 and so far I'm very happy with it. Are there any specific question you have about the gx300? I can write a lot reply about how happy I am with the gx300, but it would all be subjective. If there are certain features that will make you decide one way or another, I can answer if the gx300 can meet your needs.
Mainly is it easy and reliable to set up for timer recording? Are you happy with progressive scan playback on commercial DVDs? Any other features you particularly like? Thanks.
 

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MikeS_inLA,

Use my nick for search and you could find a lot of comments and opinion on JVC DR-M10 and other JVC's DVD video recorders. I have never had a chance to test SONY GX300, but in my opinion compare to JVC - Panny, Sanio, Philips and Toshiba are pretty much inferior in video PQ. You have to test yourself both Sony and JVC to get your own conclusion and consideration which will be appropriate for you. Between Panny and JVC I personally considered JVC, but for other person it might be vise versa.
 

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The playback with commercial dvds is probably one of the best for a dvdr. It has a 12 bit processor and uses the same technology as its DVP-NS999ES player which is part of their top-of-the-line ES series. If you can set a VCR, you should have no problems setting up the gx300 to record. The main feature I like is its easy to use GUI and its wide varity of recording modes and settings. It can record 16:9 material as 16:9 and set the anmoph flags to the recording will play correctly in non 16:9 tvs. The only features I wish it has was an iLink and the ability to record 5.1 audio. But I can do without the iLink since my camcorder doesn't have it and currently no dvdr offer 5.1 recording.
 

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I saw somewhere that the GX300 adds DVD+R recording to the GX7's capability. Is this actually true?


I ask because there were many inaccurate reports on store websites that the GX7 recorded +R when it actually doesn't.


Ooops never mind. I just found it on Sony's site

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DVD+RW/-RW/-R +R DVD Format Recording Compatibility
 

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I just recently got a JVC DR-M10S after having used the Sharp DV-RW2U for a year. (Sharp recorders are 90% Pioneer technology, BTW.) All I can say is the picture quality on the JVC is amazingly sharp and clear. It makes your home recordings look virtually as good as professionally made DVDs. It's that good. I used to think my Sharp was good, but the JVC beats it easily. The only thing that some people have noticed about the JVC is that colors look a bit dull/soft in some recordings. I'm not sure whether this is a fault of the JVC, or it's just that the JVC is so good that it shows the inferiorities of the original source. I haven't tried a Sony recorder yet (and I may some day) but I think it will be tough to beat the JVC.


You can buy the JVC for as little as $268 at www.ecost.com
 

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..... The only thing that some people have noticed about the JVC is that colors look a bit dull/soft in some recordings. I'm not sure whether this is a fault of the JVC ....
What input for recording do you use RCA Composite or S-VIDEO? I never use composite on JVC, but recording via S-VIDEO and IEEE-1394 firewire give excellent picture quality with sufficient and balanced color saturation and sharpness.
 

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What input for recording do you use RCA Composite or S-VIDEO?
I've used all 3 (RF, composite, s-video). For me, the somewhat dull color is mostly from tape copies which is understandable. I'm just going by comments a few other people have said that the JVC picture appears "soft" to them. Maybe they were referring to the LP and EP speeds which are soft, but still more watchable than the same speeds on other recorders.
 

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...comparisons with the Toshiba XS-32 ?
The Sony and Toshiba are like apples and oranges. The latter includes a hard drive for storage and editing. If you want to edit recording before committing them to disc, you probably should go for a model with a hard drive, or plan to do your editing on a computer, as I do. I own the RDR-GX300 and am very happy with it, but I have not tried the JVC.
 

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Piano--


Thanks for the note on price. Just picked up a JVC DR-M10S from eCost for $246 shipped.

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Thanks Piano and Bensons, I just picked one up for $246.94 at eCost also. Outstanding buy. I sure hope I like it. It does sound like an outstanding unit, plus it should go very nicely with my JVC D-ILA tv.
 
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