Okay, so I recently bought a Techwood AEDVDRS7 from my local Cash Converters as ex-stock (presumably from where Tesco bought their stock from, since Tesco sold these a few years ago) for Â£30 and it's actually very good for the price - It's cheap and it works from recording from my built-in Freeview on a Grundig TV
So, my question for today is what makes cheap and generic no-name brands like this any different from having an expensive brand name, like Sanyo, Toshiba, etc, apart from having all the bells and whistles which, in fairness, the average Joe Schmoe / Plain Jane (Let's not be sexist here ) probably wouldn't use?
I just use mine to record and maybe fiddle about with the speed setting. My previous recorder had USB, DV, and a built in hard drive, all features I never really used.
So, my question on this thread is, what makes cheap no name recorders any better or worse than the branded ones?
I know for VCRs they were a different story since they were mainly mechanical based - So cheap parts were likely to jam tapes, and break down far quicker than more expensive ones as they are produced cheaper.
I know my bargain basement recorder had refused to power up for some reason, so I think something must have broken inside The burner, according to ImgBurn, in my new recorder is identical to my old one, both produced by DVSKOREA.
I never really saw the point of buying an expensive recorder when I don't need all of the extra stuff that comes with it.
Post your own DVD recorder experiences, perferably with make and model - How much did you pay? And have you had a DVD recorder bargain?
But DVD players / Recorders have far less mechanics in them. So, how long would they last