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  1. Nissan DR-200BB review

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    This is the update to the DR-100BB, which as a recorder, was horrendously flawed by a lack of any Scart inputs, let alone RGB-enabled ones. The former is now catered for at the cost of the latter, setting the DR-200BB as more of a contender

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    JVC DR-M10 review

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    Jvc has a reputation for producing goodlooking home cinema kit, and its DR-M10 recorder is certainly more eye-catching than some of the dull, silver boxes in this test. At £300, it's also one of the more expensive - but is this reflected in its performance?

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    Ellion DVR-530S review

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    The most striking thing about the DVR-530S is the meagre height of the recorder itself. This is possibly the slimmest DVD machine, recorder or otherwise, we've yet to come in contact with

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    Philips DVDR615 review

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    Philips' DVD recorders were among the most impressive of the first generation models, but do they still impress in a market that's become more mature and far more competitive?

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    Panasonic DMR-ES10 review

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    Since DVD recorders first appeared,Panasonic has supported the DVD-RAM format.This system had the backing of the official industry body,the DVD Forum,but it lost out in popularity to DVD RW because recorders...

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    Marantz DV9500 review

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    With the budget end of the DVD market getting painfully crowded and debilitatingly cut-throat, some respected manufacturers are shying away from it and thinking 'high end' instead.

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    Yamada PdiX-770 review

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    Fancy a portable DVD player, but reluctant to blow £800 on the Samsung DVD-L1200? For £299, this Yamada includes chic tablet styling, seven-inch 14:9 ratio screen, multi-region disc and DivX playback, carry case and more besides

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    Philips LX7500R review

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    For years, the home cinema catch-all of all-in-one systems was something of a misnomer; since the early '80s people have regarded their televisual entertainment in terms of a TV and a video recorder...

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    Panasonic SC-HT25R review

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    Aside from the fact that it comes with a separate receiver, there's also one fundamental difference between this Panasonic system compared to the rival Marantz Hollywood Take 2; it includes a DVD recorder (the DMR-E55EBS)

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    JVC QP-F70AL review

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    Another flexible recording one-box system, JVC's packaged separates setup incorporates both DVD-RAM and DVD-R/RW recording - two of the three recording formats.

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    Sony RDR-HX1000 review

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    Sony's flagship digital recorder, the RDR-HX1000, is able to record to both rewriteable DVD formats, DVD-RW and DVD RW, as well as the cheaper recordonce DVD-R and DVD R disks.

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    Yamada DVR-8100 review

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    While the likes of Sony and Panasonic still dominate the shelves of mainstream electronics shops, budget players, made by small-brand companies, have been massively popular in online stores, supermarkets and even chemists

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    Thomson DTH8005 review

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    The DTH8005 is the second DVD recorder from French giant Thomson. Like its predecessor, it uses the DVD RW format, and although the two machines look very similar - both appear influenced by the design of Philippe Starck, who has worked with Thomson in the past - there are some obvious omissions that perhaps justify the £100 price reduction

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    Samsung DVD-R100E review

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    For some time now, several companies have presented combined DVD-RW and DVD-RAM recorders and drives as 'multi-format' devices. Although that might be a fair and accurate description, these machines don't support DVD RW.

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    Philips LX7500R review

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    This system comes from the inventor of DVD RW. Philips was also one of the first to launch a DVD recorder in the UK, and introduced the first DVD-recording system in 2003 - so we're expecting good things...

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    Panasonic SC-HT25R review

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    Panasonic was one of the first to make one-box systems boasting DVD recorders. The SC-HT25R is affordable machine, and has chunky twin main units but no floor-standing speakers

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    JVC QP-F70AL review

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    The QP-F70AL stands out from the crowd in his test by virtue of being a 6.1 system. The extra rear centre speaker should create a more natural surround experience, and place overhead effects directly behind the listening area.

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    Hitachi DV-RX7000E review

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    In the spring of 2001, Hitachi dropped a bombshell by launching a camcorder that used 'mini' DVD-RAMs as a storage medium. At that time, all other consumer cams were tape-based

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    Relisys RDVR250D review

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    It's been an ignominious fall for DVD recorders. It wasn't so long ago they were the height of exclusivity; now, they're stacked up in supermarkets. Relisys certainly isn't aiming for the high ground with this offering

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    Philips DVDR725H review

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    The DVDR725H is the 160GB version of the 80GB HDRW720, which we reviewed a little harshly in the November '04 issue, criticising its sluggish operating system and limited editing facilities.But we couldn't fault it on looks

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    Arcam DV79 review

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    The DV79 can play DVD-Audio discs as well as a plethora of compressed media, while six separately buffered video DACs allow the player to output S-video and composite material at the same time

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    Shinco SDP-1910 review

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    Recommending that a portable DVD player should be used as part of a permanent home cinema set-up may seem odd, but with this many features packed into this model it really is possible

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    Sony RDR-GXD500 review

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    The RDR-GXD500 is the first Freeview-equipped DVD recorder to be launched in the UK and is priced at a very reasonable £400. It's surprising that no one has done it before...

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    Sony RDR-HX1000 review

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    It has been a long wait, but Sony's first hard-drive equipped DVD combi for Europe has landed. The RDR-HX1000 is Sony's new flagship (replacing the RDR-GX7 standalone model)

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    Nissan DR-100BB review

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    Although a sub-£200 recorder may seem like an unusual inclusion in this test, there's more than enough quirks with Nissan Technology's first foray into the market - not least because it's from a firm usually associated with cars

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