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  1. What stand alone DVD recorder that does not have the blue(chapters) screen like Panosonic, and will allow me to set the time (FR) and need firewire would you reccommend?
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    George Haddad
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  2. The higher end Panasonic use thumb nails pictures for chapters. All most ever one bring there video to the PC to make better menus
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  3. I'am looking for one without thumb nails pictures or chapters, menus
    George Haddad
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    I'm unclear what you mean when saying you want "one without thumb nails pictures or chapters, menus. You don't want it to have any of those?

    Whatever, the Pioneer DVR-320 allows 32 bit rate settings and has Firewire input and output. It only creates a Title menu when you finalize a Video mode disc and there are no chapter menus.
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    I absolutely love my Pioneer DVR-210s. Chapter assignment is an option. It does create menu/thumbnails in the finalization process. However, the recorded discs play without showing the menu/thumbnails. To see the menu/thumbnails, you press the MENU button. If you absolutely must get rid of these items, rip the disc to your hard drive, then re-author it with a program like TMPGEnc DVD Author. An added benefit of ripping and re-authoring (in my experience) is that the newly created disc with have higher compatibility with older DVD players. Better quality discs, like Taiyo-Yuden, also have higher compatibilty then "generic" discs.
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    I forgot to mention the most important feature. You can select the bit rate! So, your recordings will be tailor made, not off-the-shelf. ie: if you have a 2 hour 15min recording, you can set the bit rate for 2 hour 15min, and not be forced to use the "4 hour mode" like on many other machines. For best quality (720x480), use MN 19 or higher.
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    GeorgeH said he was needing Firewire too. My understanding is the Pioneer DVR-210 and 220 do not have a Firewire port whereas the DVR-310 and 320 do have it. Otherwise they are essentially the same.
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    DVR-210s is identical to the 310s (at least in features), and comes with Firewire... It also has the option to record in the VR mode on an -RW disc, and then edit. (Haven't tried). The downside is VR discs are only playable on machines that support the VR mode, not just -RW discs. I presume Pioneer will happily sell you one. (Maybe "VR mode" should be an option when performing a search - I don't think it is, but I could be mistaken.)
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    Originally Posted by Epicurus8a
    DVR-210s is identical to the 310s (at least in features), and comes with Firewire...
    I was mistaken then. I made the assumption because Pioneer makes a DVR-420H-S that's the same as a DVR-520H-S except the 420 lacks Firewire. I have the 510H-S and agree with you that the Pioneer units perform very well.
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