I know the 55 is not out yet (Amazon says 1-2 weeks) but I have a few questions that I hope you owners of the 5045GDL can help with (similar model just a smaller HDD)
I notice that the unit does DVD -> HDD copying. I presume this is for non-original discs. Can you copy purchased discs onto the HDD so you dont have to keep swapping discs for multi disc films?
I have a large collection of my DVD’s on DivX as I own a Archos AV-700 which I use alot. I know the 55 will play DivX / XviD but can you copy the files off of a CD/DVD onto the HDD so you dont need the disc to play them back? This would save alot of space as I can then encode some long movies into DVD-DivX as a single file and play them back on the recorder.
Can you copy most discs to the HDD e.g. MP3 discs etc?
Last question is really a technical question. Does the 45/55 support DivX B-Frames. I had to ask as someone may know and my AV-700 does so all my encodes use them.
Thanks for any help.