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  1. Marantz DV7001 review

    Marantz DV7001 review

    10  

    At first glance, you might think that the Marantz DV7001 is a bit of a King Canute - a DVD player failing to stem the tides of HD DVD and Blu-ray. Maybe DVD's days are numbered - but thanks to players like this, it's not going to go down without a fight

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    Toshiba SD-P1900 review

    Toshiba SD-P1900 review

    8  

    Long train journeys can be a real chore, but not when you've got one of these bad boys on your lap. Toshiba's top-of-the-range portable DVD deck not only plays DVDs and CDs, but also DiVX, MP3, WMA and JPEG files

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    Marantz DV7001 review

    Marantz DV7001 review

    10  

    Until relatively recently, the idea of a disc spinner that could take virtually anything we had lying around was a catch-all solution we were really keen on - especially since brands such as Marantz then added upscaling of DVDs to near HD quality

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    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    10  

    The latest HDD/DVD recorder combi to roll off the Panasonic production line is the gorgeous DMR-EX87. It has a 250GB hard drive, can record onto any type of blank DVD, and delivers fantastic results at whatever it turns its hand to

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

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    There's been an explosion of interest in digital recorders of late, and hybrid models that feature the flexibility of both DVD and hard-drive recording have proved the most popular, but the market still has space for standalone recorders

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    Marantz DV7001 review

    Marantz DV7001 review

    9  

    You may well wonder why anyone would pay £600 for a DVD player when you can pick up a high definition HD DVD player for considerably less money. The answer is that the Marantz DV7001 is optimised for DVD playback and will deliver a superior picture

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    Pioneer DV-696AV review

    Pioneer DV-696AV review

    10  

    Sub-£100 DVD decks are all well and good, but often light on features. If you can raise your budget a little, you get more for your money - as shown by this £130 DV-696AV. Its credentials include DVD-Audio and SACD playback

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    Denon DVD-1730 review

    Denon DVD-1730 review

    10  

    The design of the £150 DVD-1730 is classy and solidly bolted together. Despite being chunkier than most other decks it's much lighter than you'd expect. There's plenty of connections, including an HDMI output

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    Marantz DV7001 review

    Marantz DV7001 review

    9  

    Unlike the lively, 'which is better: CD or vinyl?' debate of the 1980s, there can be no such discussion about DVD and HD. Hi-def is four times sharper, end of discussion. So how can it make sense to spend more money on an inferior format?

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    Sony RDR-HXD1065 review

    Sony RDR-HXD1065 review

    9  

    Sony's top-of-the-range HDD/DVD recorder combi has a bulging spec sheet, headlined by a generous 250GB hard disk, allowing an impressive maximum of 387 hours of recording

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    Samsung DVD-R135 review

    Samsung DVD-R135 review

    8  

    The main claim to fame of this DVD-RW/DVD-R recorder is an HDMI output with video upscaling to 720p and 1080i, which makes it a great machine to go for if you already own an HD Ready TV

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    Samsung DVD-R135 review

    Samsung DVD-R135 review

    8  

    Despite the advantages of DVD/HDD combis, disc-only recorders still have an important role to play. Users upgrading from VHS may be more comfortable with the idea of using removable media as opposed to an integrated hard disk drive

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    Dual DVRW1 review

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    Supermarkets really do seem bent on taking over the world - or at least driving every other form of retail outlet out of business.Asda is offering this ultra budget DVD recorder as an exclusive to its stores...

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    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    9  

    With the great analogue switch-off getting ever nearer, a DVD recorder should feature a built-in Freeview tuner as a matter of course. Amazingly, many do not, but Sony is not about to fall into that trap with the RDR-GXD360

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    Samsung DVD-R145 review

    Samsung DVD-R145 review

    8  

    On paper, the Samsung DVD-R145 looks like it may well be a sturdy enough DVD recorder. For starters, it features excellent disc compatibility, being able to record on all types of DVD media, including dual-layered DVD plus-R and DVD-R discs

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    Xoro HSD 7500 review

    Xoro HSD 7500 review

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    In a diversion from the standard flip-top design, the Xoro HSD 7500 portable DVD player uses a slot-loading disc drive and flat tablet design. This slim-line design means that the supplied Freeview tuner is an additional, clip-on device

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    LG DR175 review

    LG DR175 review

    8  

    For ultimate editing power you would probably want an HDD/DVD recorder combi, but if you're just looking to replace that trusty old VCR, this is a contender. Choose your recording modes carefully and you'll have every reason to consider this a bargain

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    Looks like we've a cocksure DVD recorder on our hands here. Straight off, the Panasonic DMR-EZ25 confidently ticks all the right boxes for connections and flexibility, then nonchalantly serves up a wealth of extra features for good measure

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    Helios Labs Technology H4000 review

    Helios Labs Technology H4000 review

    8  

    I have an irrational mistrust of internet-only products. You can't audition them before purchase. They often come from far-flung countries, so returns are difficult to arrange. And they rarely look or behave as the respective website claims.

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    Looks like we've a cocksure DVD recorder on our hands here. Straight off, the Panasonic DMR-EZ25 confidently ticks all the right boxes for connections and flexibility, then nonchalantly serves up a wealth of extra features for good measure.

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    Samsung DVD-R145 review

    Samsung DVD-R145 review

    8  

    We're seeing plenty of upmarket DVD recorders with hard disks, integrated Freeview tuners and so on. But what if you don't need these features? You might, for example, live in an area where Freeview reception is iffy

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    Pioneer DV-696AV review

    Pioneer DV-696AV review

    9  

    Video upscaling is one of the key selling points in DVD's arsenal now, a stop-gap measure until Blu-ray and HD DVD take over. This Pioneer model performs the visual magic via its HDMI output, but this is no one-trick pony.

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    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    9  

    With the great analogue switch-off getting ever nearer, a DVD recorder should feature a built-in Freeview tuner as a matter of course. Amazingly, many do not, but Sony is not about to fall into that trap with the RDR-GXD360

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    Lite-On 5115GHC review

    Lite-On 5115GHC review

    6  

    When a £100 DVD recorder pops onto the test bench, I tend to expect a mixed bag in terms of performance and features. With Lite-On's latest budget model, an unadorned front fascia doesn't give much away...

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    Toshiba D-R160 review

    Toshiba D-R160 review

    8  

    If you want a digital recorder that keeps things simple, then Toshiba's keenly priced D-R160 could be for you. It's a standalone DVD recorder without a hard disk, and on paper it seems ideal for on-the-fly TV timeshifting

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