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  1. JVC DR-MH50 review

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    JVC will forever be associated with the VHS analogue videocassette format that it invented, but it realises that we consumers are demanding DVD recorders nowadays.

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    H and B DRX-430 review

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    Initial impressions of the H&B DRX-430 are that it's identical to the Ellion DVR- 530S (reviewed in HCC 114, April '05). And, for the most part, it is. There's two major differences, though; DivX playback compatibility and a £50 drop in price

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    CyberHome DVR 1600 review

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    Irecently bought a pair of football boots for more than £100. For slightly less money, I could've picked up a DVD recorder. It wasn't too long ago that the concept of recording video onto a shiny disc was nestled firmly in the realms of...

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    Philips DVP 5100 review

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    Now that DVD players have become £30 commodity items selling through supermarkets, big brands are attempting to make their more expensive products stand out from the crowd by adding features.

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    Denon DVD-3910 review

    Denon DVD-3910 review

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    Universal disc players don't come much more universal than Denon's DVD-3910 DVD player. In fact, DVD player is a bit of a misnomer, as this disc spinner will happily play DVD, CD, HDCD, DVD-Audio and SACD discs with hi-fi precision

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    Buffalo LinkTheater review

    Buffalo LinkTheater review

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    It's no surprise that wireless media streaming is attracting a lot of attention, given the number of companies targeting this area. This is a market that's set for much growth during the remainder of 2005

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    Yamada PDIX-770 review

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    Yamada's PDiX-770 is certainly attractive enough to make people want to grasp it and the price is no longer a deterrence.The PDiX-770 has other aces up its sleeve as well.It is region-free out of the box,can handle DiVX files...

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    Toshiba SD-150E review

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    This is not the cheapest model in Toshiba's range - that distinction goes to the SD-130 - but at around £50 it's a remarkably affordable deck from such a trusted manufacturer.And when you look at the spec sheet you'll be even more impressed

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    Samsung DVD-V5500 review

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    This product really surprised us. It's among the cheapest around, but it wouldn't look out of place among the most expensive. It may be a bit big - in the way that all VCRs are - but it's well finished and is solidly built

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    Packard Bell DivX 350 review

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    What MP3 is to music, DivX is to video: a form of encoding that manages to make movies relatively small while retaining high quality. As a result, we're now seeing a good portion of them boast the ability to play back DivX videos on CD-R discs

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    CyberHome DVR 1600 review

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    German electronics company CyberHome has built a solid reputation for itself in the UK for producing very affordable DVD players that also have a touch of flair about them. It's no real surprise then that at under £100...

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    Philips DVP5100 review

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    What can one say about the design of Philips DVD decks that hasn't already been said? They are simply gorgeous and this new budget model,the DVP5100,is no exception.The DVD slot,the understated display and the slim metallic lines...

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    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

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    It's only worth holding out longer if you want built-in Freeview, an EPG, highercapacity dual-layer DVD recording or an output for HDMI displays. If you're not bothered about what this affordable Panasonic omits, then you can't do better at this price.

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    Buffalo LinkTheater review

    Buffalo LinkTheater review

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    Wireless network-based media streaming is nothing new. Netgear, Linksys, Creative et al have all had a stab at releasing the entertainment content on our PCs to the hifis and TVs dotted around ourhomes

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    Panasonic DMR-ES10 review

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    When it comes to DVD recorders, the bargain end of the market is predominantly swimming in no-name Chinese imports. Good news, however, has arrived at this end of the market in the form of the unashamedly 'entry level' recorder from Panasonic

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    Samsung DVD-R100E review

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    Affordable DVD recorders are no longer the reserve of obscure, supermarketonly brands. Samsung's latest, the DVD-R100E, is a case in point - it offers the Korean giant's home cinema expertise for as little as £160.

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    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

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    Panasonic's DVD recorders always seem to be a hop, skip and a jump ahead of the competition in terms of features. It was the first to introduce an integrated hard drive and the first to add media card slots and DVD-Audio support

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    Samsung DVD-R100E review

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    Unique to this group test comes Samsung's DVD-R100E, the only multiformat recorder contender. It utilises the DVD-R/-RW format, alongside the edit-friendly DVD-RAM, and as such adds up to a pretty different prospect all around

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    Yamada DVR-8220 review

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    Sometimes 'cheap' can just mean that - the cost is low, but the product may not necessarily be crap. However, the word can also be a happy bedfellow with its best friend, 'nasty' - a double-act that applies to this new Yamada recorder

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    Yamada DVR-8100 review

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    The DVR-8100 is the cheapest deck in this test - it and can be bought for as little as £135 online. It also comes from Yamada - hardly a home cinema heavyweight - is a basic silver box and has a remote that looks cheap and flimsy

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    Tatung TDVDR600S review

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    Apart from looks, there are many similarities between this 'big-brand' Tatung recorder and the Ellion DVR-530S reviewed elsewhere. Indeed, one could be forgiven for thinking that both machines -

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    Philips DVDR615 review

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    If anyone who knows how to make a decent DVD R/ RW recorder it's Philips - not least because the company invented the RW format! Admittedly, this machine is fairly expensive, but trust me, it's (mostly) worth it

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    Philips DVDR615 review

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    As the inventor of the RW disc format, Philips was one of the pioneers of DVD recording, and it's good to see the brand producing a deck as affordable as the DVDR615

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    Panasonic DMR-ES10 review

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    There's no doubting that Panasonic makes some of the most impressive DVD/HDD recorders on the market. So, while the brand's latest offering, the slimline and well-priced DMR-ES10, doesn't boast a HDD, our expectations are high

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    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

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    Panasonic's latest DVD/HDD recorder is the £400 DMR-EH50, which has an 80GB HDD capable of storing up to 142 hours of your favourite TV programmes (in its 8-hour EP recording mode)

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