[GRLUG] NOT Linux
bob.kline at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 14:43:15 EDT 2007
You are correct sir. There's
latitude here. I will consider
something up to $300 if it,
for example, has a hard drive.
For something that writes
DVD+/-RW, probably $150
or less, depending on features.
A big part of what I am willing
to spend will be predicated on
the success and experience anyone
here has had with a particular
unit. i.e., I'd prefer to get something
that someone else is already happy
I only got about 18 months of admittedly
heavy use from the Panasonic. But being
Panasonic, I expected more. All to say,
you never know. Brand is not necessarily
an indicator of quality or product lifetime
If nothing surfaces, I will try to get in
to the Myth approach. Well supported on
Ubuntu I read.
On Oct 30, 2007 2:35 PM, Don Wood <dond at standalelumber.com> wrote:
> 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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