I'm in the game to buy a new DVD recorder after my old Vistron bit the dust for some reason (Refused to power on) much to my annoyance how much I needed and loved that DVD recorder :rolleyes:
I've seen a few on eBay, and I had a question to ask. Many of the DVD recorders don't have remotes with them, which is a deal breaker in my opinion. So it seems a little pointless to buy a DVD recorder and then not be able to use it because the essential features are on the remote.
The features I'm talking about are being able to finalise or adjust the recording speed on the disc - Commonly a feature that, bizarrely enough, is not on the front panel of the recorder. Surely if this feature was so needed, they would put it on the front panel for convience?
Anyway, I've kept my old remote and I had two questions for you. Is there any chance I could try and reprogramme my old Vistron remote to work with a new DVD recorder (Let's say, a Funai or a Samsung) so I can access those essential features?
Though I seem to hear a lot about Universal remotes, they only access the basic... Needs of a DVD recorder, so if I got it to work at all they won't be able to finalise the disc because that feature isn't available. :eek:
Should I buy a DVD recorder without a remote... What option do I have to be able to adjust the settings on the recorder and be able to finalise it? I know my old Vistron had to rather fiddely go into the menu to finalise... I haven't stated the recorder I want yet because, to be honest, I'm not sure what I want.
(By the way - The remote is from an Vistron DHR-5006)