as a newbie you’ll have to excuse me if this has already been answered a thousand times, but can anyone tell me what is the best way to copy dvds?
I have just started making back-up copies of my dvd film collection, so I can lock away the original films somewhere safe and play the copies on a day-to-day basis without fear of them getting damaged.
This I have been doing by playing them on an old Pioneer dvd player (at least 5 years old) and recording onto dvd-r disc on my Panasonic DMR-E30. The quality of the copies is pretty good, although areas of highlight are too bright and contrasty and white areas have a kind of phosphorescent glow. Obviously as well recording in “real time” means it’s going to take a long time to do the whole collection!
I have been thinking for a while of buying a Pioneer DVR107 for my computer to do data back-ups, and was wondering if this (with the appropriate software) would be a better way to duplicate film discs.?
Also if I stuck with the Panasonic DMR-E30 way, would replacing my old Pioneer player with a new progressive player improve quality?
I know that the DVR107 would burn discs quicker, but for me the big issue here is image quality rather than speed.
Thanks for listening, and I look forward to the benefit of your expertise!