Horrible DVR Quality

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  1. jaybird28

    jaybird28 New Member

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    I'Ve got a brand new Humax Series 2 DVD w/ DVR 40 and I get terrible quality when I transfer my programs to a blank DVD. I've tried taping on the "Best Quality" and I still get sticking, image failure, and spots when I play back the DVD on a seperate player. Extremely dissapointing. Does blank DVD quality matter that much (I bought a bulk of TDX DVD-R 1-16x?4.7GB) or do I have a bad machine.

    We tried transfering a show taped on medium quality and it was a joke. Hardly would play!!!

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  2. gtrogue

    gtrogue Mentally Hilarious

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    A show recorded to DVD should look just like it does on the Tivo.
    Your problem sounds like a recording/playback issue.
    Try picking up some name brand DVD-R's and see if you still have the problem.
    Bad media can definitely be the cause of the problem.
    The DVD player could also be the problem. Is it a late model player?
    My burned DVD's have played on my computers, a very old Sony DVD player (1st generation), and an oldish RP56 but they wouldn't play on a new cheapy Toshiba player.
     
  3. dgh

    dgh New Member

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    Do you mean TDK or some brand trying to sound like TDK? Many players are picky about DVD-R media. Some players won't play any.
     
  4. jaybird28

    jaybird28 New Member

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    I did mean TDK. I took your advise and played it back on my laptop and there was no skipping. My home DVD player (Panasonic) is a couple years old but I'm sure I didn"t spend a whole lot for it. I've never had problem with movie rentals skipping (for the most-part) but is there anyway to clean a DVD player or is upgarding my player in my future??
     
  5. jaybird28

    jaybird28 New Member

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    If I need a new home DVD player, does anyone hav advise on how much I need to spend to get desent quality? Brand suggestions would be appreciated
     
  6. dgh

    dgh New Member

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    Movie rentals are on real DVDs, not DVD-Rs. (Unless you're renting them from a pirate ;)) Any player can play those, unless it's totally broken.
     

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