I’d like to buy a DVD recorder for my home A/V system, but I have some finicky needs and wants and I’m hoping you might be able to help me. Googling seems futile - there is so much garbage out there.
I need it to:
- have an IR blaster to control a Motorola digital cable box for channel changes (my VCRs support this feature too)
I want it to:
- support DVD-RAM media (it seems the best reusable media and I already have some discs, plus I have several burners that read/record DVD-RAM media)
- both DVD-R and DVD+R media… dual layer is nice but nowhere nearly essential
- DVD-RW and DVD+RW of course
If I had to pick what was most important, DVD+R/RW and DVD-RAM would be.
I want it to be of good quality. Progressive scan is nice but not essential. I don’t need it to have a hard disk as I have a PVR digital cable box already. (This will be connected to a different TV/cable box for recording.)
Front A/V jacks are great so that I can dump other video content to DVD.
Any advice? Cheaper is better but I’ll pay a little extra for a good quality unit that will last and work well.
I’m in Canada; US models will work too.