Don Wood dond at standalelumber.com
Tue Oct 30 14:35:50 EDT 2007

You left out a big factor. How much are you willing to spend? I've been
investigating build a myth box with an Asus Terminator for a reasonable

On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 14:29 -0400, Bob Kline wrote:
> Not Linux, but since one option is 
> Myth,  Linux related.  Linux application
> anyway.
> My Panasonic DVD-RAM unit went dark
> and died yesterday.  Suiting my needs for
> recording programs, and then removing
> the 12 to 15 minutes of ads from each 30
> minutes of programming,  I first thought
> of simply replacing it.
> But not so simple.  A look around shows
> that Panasonic and its partners that 
> spearhead the DVD-RAM approach have 
> apparently abandoned the business.  One
> sees ads for "refurbished" units,  which 
> can be OK, but I'd rather get something 
> new.
> Anyone have any suggestions for a stand
> alone unit that might make a good 
> replacement?  I suspect many units that
> record DVD +/- RW would suffice.  But
> the units take a beating when used in the
> way I described,  and some will probably
> last longer than others.
> A unit with a hard drive is an option too, 
> but not one that has a monthly fee.
>     -Bob
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