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Oh dear, what a huge disappointment!
on 26 April 2007
Our old video recorder started to give up the ghost so we decided to join the 21st Century and go DVD. Based on the reviews this machine seemed just the job as, as well as updating our recording media, it would allow us to retain our favourite videos on DVD.
Unfortunately, as we eagerly replayed our first attempt at DVD recording we found the picture quality was truly dreadful: beetrooty orange coloured human faces, bleeding reds and areas of fuzzy definition. Tests with commercially recorded videos and DVDs showed no improvement whereas re-connecting up the failing 17 year old Sony presented us with perfect pictures (its the sound that was failing!)- so it wasn't our telly.
Frankly, the picture reproduction quality was unwatchable so we immediately arranged to return the machine and have now purchased a Panasonic which reproduces superbly.
Maybe we just got a bad example but I certainly wouldn't want to try another.