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DVR Query FFW with Sound
Topic by: FGaipa
Posted: October 8, 2007 - 12:43 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 19, 2007 - 12:26 PM PDT

author topic: DVR Query FFW with Sound
FGaipa
post #1  on October 8, 2007 - 12:43 PM PDT  
Two devices have failed recently, so need replacing. The primary one, a Toshiba RD-XS32S hard drive recorder still plays and records fine for for time shifting, but no longer plays DVDs. At first occastionally, but now always, after a few minutes play it freezes, insisting that the disk "may be damaged or need cleaning." Googled this to discover it's a known problem, but the machine's no longer in production.

What I love about the Toshiba is that it fast-forwords (at 1.5X) with intelligible sound: Great for quickly assessing unfortunate queue choices. Long ago had a Sony VCR with the same feature so I know it's an enduring technology, but I've had spotty luck trying to Google a DVD device with it. Can anyone recommend or list stand alone hard drive recorders or even just dvd players with this sound on FFW feature?

(My second dead device is a Cyberhome PAL dvd player. Just plain died from a year of disuse. Bought the Australian Trust (H. Hartley), only to find the thing wouldn't power up. Of course a PAL playing hard drive DVR is too much to hope for?)

thanks
fg

Cugat
post #2  on October 8, 2007 - 1:55 PM PDT  
On October 8, 2007 - 12:43 PM PDT FGaipa wrote:
> What I love about the Toshiba is that it fast-forwords (at 1.5X) with intelligible sound: Great for quickly assessing unfortunate queue choices. Long ago had a Sony VCR with the same feature so I know it's an enduring technology, but I've had spotty luck trying to Google a DVD device with it. Can anyone recommend or list stand alone hard drive recorders or even just dvd players with this sound on FFW feature?

I use my computer. "Kaffeine" for Linux with the audio stretch plugin. Not quite as convenient as straight audio on fastforward, but allows percentile level control of playback speed (from 2x to 0.5x).

Pitch correction optional, I occasionally watch whole movies an octave up. :-)


For timeshifting, if its straight analog TV, MythTV hasn't been panned as totally useless.

I tried it once, I just had problems pulling pointful signals out of the air, a perfectly functional powered antenna *might* help me there once I get it plugged in.
FGaipa
post #3  on October 19, 2007 - 12:26 PM PDT  
Or how about just a stand-alone player that does fast forward with audio? PAL, all-region, or both best but not necessary.

???

fg

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