The panasonic DMR-EH65 has a partial delete function but can only cut out commercials 1 at a time. Example: If I taped a 30 minute show and need to cut 3 commercial breaks, then I would have to use partial delete 3 times separately. [ the DMR-EH65 would slice out the commercial 3 separate times, ie the first commercial break edit bring down a 30 minute show down 27 minutes, the second commercial break edit bring down that 27 minutes down to 24 minutes and the 3rd commercial break edit bring down the down from 24 minutes to 21 minutes ]
I also own a LG dvd/hdd recorder and their partial delete is much easier to use as you can edit out all of the commercials in one go. ie: in the partial delete menu you set up all the 3 commercial breaks you want edit out and as you exit the partial delete menu, the LG recorder cut all the 3 commercial breaks in one go.
I have a question for all those users of the Panasonic DMR-XW or DMR-BW series when it comes to their editing function "partial delete", as I saw the slight difference in the method of partial delete between the old DMR-EH65 and the DMR-XW/BW series. I looked in the owners manual of the DMR-XW380 and in page 41 of the DMR-XW380, the partial delete section of the manual it mentioned something like "Select "Next", then press [ OK ] to delete other sections Up to 20 sections can be set." I was wondering if this could mean I can delete several commercials in one go with the panasonic DMR-XW / BW series? [ ie: like you set up the 3 commercial breaks you want to edit out and as you exit the partial delete function, the panasonic dvd recorder cut those 3 commercials in one go. ]
I can post screenshots example if needed further clarification.
Edited by yabbitboy, 13 May 2011 - 03:38 PM.