DVD Recorders - Record to DVD from your TV, Camcorder or Memory
Created for first-time users,
Sony's RDR-GX300 DVD recorder offers the widest selection of
recording and viewing choices available, handling both DVD+RW/+R and DVD-RW/-R
discs. It even includes an IR blaster for satellite and cable-box control.
Instead of fumbling with 2 remote controls when using the timer function
to record your favorite programs, the RDR-GX300's remote lets you select
the channel directly from your set-top box(es).
An easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) grants easy recording from
broadcast programs via off-air antenna, cable, or satellite receivers. The
Timer Recording feature and Adjustable Recording Times (60-360 Minutes)
enable simple TV to DVD recording. Additional features include a Variable
Bit Rate for Linear and Non-Linear Editing, Video DAC with 108Mhz
processing w/NSV, a 192 kHz 24 Bit Digital to Analog Converter, a Dolby®
Digital and dts® Optical/Coaxial Output, and TV Virtual Surround with 4
Recording features include chasing playback and simultaneous recording and
playback (in DVD-RW VR mode) for a greater recording and viewing
flexibility. Chasing playback lets you rewind the recorded material while
a program is still recording to view and catch up to the real time
recording. Simultaneous recording and playback lets you watch pre-recorded
content while recording new content to the same disc.
The RDR-GX300 also features Time Base Correction, pre-frame noise
reduction, and pre-video equalizer technologies that rebalance and
equalize video content before it's recorded onto a DVD, improving the
original source content even before the encoding process begins. In the
output phase, the RDR-GX300 recorder combines frame noise reduction, block
noise reduction, and video equalizer technologies to produce a rich and
textured visual with minimal picture interference from background
artifacts or distortion.
Finally, the recorder offers proprietary DVD playback technology called
Precision Cinema Progressive, which incorporates Pixel-by-Pixel I/P
Conversion technology to augment and balance DVD-video elements. You'll
need a high-definition or HD-ready television to appreciate this process.
A 12-bit/108 MHz video D/A converter ensures exceptional picture quality
for an unforgettable viewing experience, while audio decoding occurs at an
amazing 192 kHz/24-bits.
What's in the Box: DVD recorder/player, remote control, remote
batteries (2 x AA), a user's manual, stereo analog audio
interconnect/composite-video cable, and an RF coaxial video cable.
Philips' sleek DVDR77 DVD player/DVD recorder lets you share your home
videos with others, relieve your VCR of its regular TV taping duties, and
enjoy quality home theater on standard or high-definition televisions.
Digital media fans will relish the unit's front-panel PCMCIA input, which
reads image files from a range of media cards, including Memory Stick,
Compact Flash, SD card, Smart Media, and Micro Drive. Got a DV camcorder,
too? The unit's extensive inputs include an i.Link digital video jack,
through which you can transfer and assemble your most treasured footage,
archive all your old videotapes, or burn video from your PC straight to
high-capacity DVD--up to six hours per disc side using either DVD+R or
You can also use the DVDR77 like a VCR, burning televised programs
directly to disc using the handy VCR Plus+ onscreen TV program guide.
Recording functions include the ability to record picture DVDs (which hold
up to 3,600 pictures), safe record, one-touch record (OTR), track append,
track divide, track erase, automatic/manual chapter marker insertion, disc
write protection, favorite scene selection, index picture screen (for
instant content overview), and Selectable Index Pictures.
discs require no finalizing--you can record, eject, and play them with
minimal fuss, thanks to "background formatting." This feature, which
lowers total burning time, is an advantage over the "dash" formats. Other
DVD+RW advantages include on-disc content editing and multisession
And, because of DVD+RW and DVD+R's compatibility with most
existing DVD players, they're a great way for you to share your special
memories with family and friends. The unit's Virtual Time Base Corrector
ensures better-than-original copies from old video tapes.
DVDR77 is also a first-rate DVD player, featuring progressive-scan video
outputs, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound passthrough, MP3
CD playback (CD-R/CD-RW), and compatibility with most DVD media (including
video-mode DVD-R and DVD-RW).
Whether your living room is currently
home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVDR77 stands
ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning,
referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the
video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a
conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images
while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.
component-video inputs and outputs help minimize digital and line-scan
artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video
inputs and outputs bring compatibility with nearly any video component and
television monitor. Audio inputs consist of two-channel analog jacks with
16-bit analog-to-digital conversion and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio
compression (compression is non-defeatable).
Two sets of left/right
analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo
televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals
can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA
coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured
audio/video receiver. If you don't have a surround receiver or six-channel
speaker setup, you can still make every movie night the ultimate
experience: 3D Sound simulates surround sound through two speakers (even
the stereo speakers on your TV).
Philips DVDR77 Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder
Preserve Your Memories: Capture, edit, and preserve your
precious memories with Philips DVDR77 DVD Recorder. Create a DVD from any
source using the i.LINK digital connection. Transfer your most precious
moments captured with your camcorder or archive all your old video tapes
straight to DVD.
Favorite Scene Selection: Easily remove commercials from a
recorded movie, or take out the less interesting parts of your home videos
directly from your DVD Recorder.
Index Picture Screen:
Never again wonder what's on a disc, where a program was recorded or
whether there is any free space. The Index Picture Screen is a DVD menu
created on every DVD+RW/+R disc. It gives you an instant overview and easy
access, so you can directly see what's on a disc.
Time 6 hrs: Thanks to Variable Bit Rate technology, this Philips DVD
recorder gives you a choice of 6 recording modes: HQ 1hr, SP 2hrs, SP+ 2 ˝
hrs, LP 3hrs, EP 4hrs and EP+ 6hrs. This ensures there’s a mode that’s
right for anything you want to record.
You want to enjoy sharper images. Progressive Scan doubles the vertical
resolution of the image resulting in a noticeable sharper picture.
Component Video Input: Component Video is a top-quality video
connection ideal for connecting DVD players to high-end TV sets or
VCR Plus+: With VCR Plus+, you only need to
enter the 'Pluscode' to program your timer. No more setting the start
time, the end time, the date and the channel.
Compatability: Playback of the most compatible DVD recording format in
the world, DVD+RW and DVD+R.
What's in the Box: DVD player/recorder, remote control, remote
batteries, RCA cables, and a user's manual.