Choosing A Dvr Recorder - Help! External Hard Driverecommend DVR DVD Panasonic external hard drive edit .avi .mkv advice
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:12 PM
- Record 2 different digital channels at the same time,
- Ability to edit the recordings (i.e. remove padding and TV commercials)
- Output these to an external drive into an .avi / .mkv or other popular format to play on another unit (I wanted to get away from burning DVD disks).
I don't want much do I! I was looking at the Panasonic DMR-BWT720 / DMR-BWT820 and do exactly what I want expect the models record into Proprietary format on the hard drive. As I understand it, these recordings can only be played on that unit or on another Panasonic Unit, as you have to 'register' the hard drives that you connect.
If there is an option available to pull off the recorded content onto an external hard drive and then convert it to a popular format on a computer would be a long way around, but I would be happy with that - its just as extra step, but would prefer if the unit did the conversion for me (I suffer from poor time availability).
So I am wondering if the features that I am after are available with any DVR or DVD recorder currently on the market in Australia?
Or am I just dreaming and should stick to units that burn DVDs - if I want to pull the recording off the unit for use elsewhere?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:17 PM
Will do everything you require
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:12 PM
If no luck there, I am going to go the Topfield 2460...
Sorry... another dump question... I am a newbie... so take it easy on me... I only know enough to get me into trouble.
Will the DP-P2 or the 2460 output to a normal file format... a format that I have to convert to play elsewhere (sorry... I don't understand the TS / PS concept). I want to be able to play on a WD TV Live Streaming Media Player. The WD Live player is capable of playing AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, FLV (h.264), MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9.
I think it will allow me without any conversions?
Again thanks for help out.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:33 AM
You can't play BW files direct, however if you use a PC tool called WizFX to offload programs from the Wiz to the PC then you should be able to play those files direct to a media player (the WDLive plays TS files direct). FWIW in a mixed media / PVR household it can be simpler just to keep the two separate - plenty of space on the Wiz to store favourite shows etc.
Edited by pgdownload, 12 June 2012 - 08:36 AM.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:19 AM