I still have the same DVD player that I got about 9 years ago. I am looking to buy a DVD recorder. My budget is < $280 USD.
These are the features that it must have:
-DVD+/-RW support (want to be able to use the same disc a few times)
-Hard Drive (doesn’t have to be big, 50 to 100 gigs would do)
-able to play +R, -R, +RW, -RW, ROM
-ability to watch movie from disc while recording to HD, or vice-versa
Finally, I’d prefer Toshiba. My current DVD player is a Toshiba and I’ve never had problems with it, so I don’t want to fix what’s not broken
The only reason I am interested in a recorder is to replace the VCR, because I am getting fed up with it. I do NOT have a HDTV, so I’d prefer not paying for features I won’t use, but if I don’t have a choice, I’ll suck it up.
I do not know anything about progressive scan, upconverting, etc. Is it one OR the other? Or are they two totally different and unrelated things? Does it even matter for me, since I don’t have a HDTV? I assume not…
So, if anyone can offer recommendations, please do, I appreciate any help.
I hope my requirements above are not a pipe dream.