BenQ hold firm on HDD DVD recorder pricing despite slow sales

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Over at DigiTimes we can read that BenQ does not wish to lower pricing on their DVD recorders just yet, after all, they say they are quite a bit cheaper than Japanese competitors already…

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I definitely see great benefits from a HDD over DVDR If using a 4,7 gig. DVD, the great resolution only is available for recordings of two hours or less. If you want to record a movie of 3 (or even 2 hours and 5 minutes) the recorder sets back the reso. to VHS resolution, which , although still acceptable , is not why you purchase a DVD recorder. Also, if you want to record more than one program or movie and you’re not around to change the disks in-between, you’re forced to record all the stuff onto a single DVD which has the same disadvantage mentioned above. And last, with the exception of the Sony DVD recorders (in DVD-VR mode) and I think DVD-RAM has the option too, chase play is only available on HDD recorders. This is a great option that really shows the benefit of this new recording technique over the old VHS system So, I do agree that the price difference right now is quite large, but as soon as I can find a affordable HDD recorder I’m definitely buying it, HDD recording has everything DVD recording should have had.
[edited by Muertez on 25.07.2005 17:53]