DVD Recorder vs. VCR...how do they compare?

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  1. attomica

    attomica Active Member

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    I like VCRs in that you can record in a tape over and over again. I know the A/V quality isn't as good as DVD, but those aren't critical qualities when I'm just recording a show to watch later. Can a DVD Recorder do this or do you have to use a new disc each time you make a recording?

    Can you use a DVD Recorder the same way as a VCR as far as setting a timer to record something in the future?

    Where does the DVR fit into the realm of home A/V recording devices? Does a DVR require a connection to some other entity like Tivo or DirecTv or can it be used a a simple stand-alone device for recording ?

    Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    DVR is like a VCR without the tape.
    You get as good of quality as the cable/satellite company can deliver.

    Keep your DVD Recorder for transferring old home movies on VHS to DVD.
     

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