Video to DVD-R Recording Service
Scuba Tech Inc. Video Productions is now offering a new recording
service. The recent technology advances in DVD recording has made
this high quality, convenient, and durable video format affordable for
single or small quantity copies of video programming.
DVD-R has been around since about 1998 but until October 2001, the
process has been very expensive, time consuming, and the final results
not very compatible with most DVD players being sold at that time.
At Scuba Tech Inc. we have been keeping a keen eye on this technology
for some time and decided not to offer this service until we felt it was
affordable, reliable, and high quality.
DVD has always been considered high quality, bringing a video image
on par with our high end betacam SP broadcast video tape masters.
The audio, being digital, is crisp and distortion free, like music CD's.
DVD-R is the same quality as the video movies on DVD many of you are familiar
Convenient and Durable
DVD-R offers the consumer a video format that will play easily
in a DVD player with title program access via the remote control.
No fast forwarding, or rewinding, just click on a program in the
menu and watch instantly. The disk stores in a CD like jewel case
creating a much smaller need for shelf space than VHS tape library.
The DVD-R does not age like VHS tapes. You can play the DVD-R over
and over without risk of wearing out a tape. No fear of accidentally
erasing the disk. No dirty heads to clean. No fear of "my meachine
ate my tape" ever again.
DVD-R is compatible with nearly all of today's DVD players being
sold. It is highly unlikely that you will find a new DVD player on
the shelf in stores today that does not comply with the DVD-R standard.
However, DVD has been popular for several years now and in the early stages
of development, the technology has evolved through several types of laser
technologies and because of this some of the older DVD Players did not
conform to today's laser standard. While these earlier DVD players
were not cheap, they, unfortunately did not contain the standard that is
required to read DVD-R disks.
We have compiled a list of players that have been reported to manufacturers
as NOT being compatible with DVD-R. This list is not tested, rather
it is just a compilation of user feedback, so it may not be complete or
accurate but should only be used as a guide for player selection when considering
DVD Players reported to NOT recognize DVD-R
Apex AD5OOA & A0600A;
Denon 1000, 1500;
Gateway computer DVD Players
Go! Video DVS3OOO & DVR5OOO;
Hitachi GD3OOO, GD5OOO, GVD305;
JVC XV5OI, XV5233, XV1000, XVD701;
Kenwood DV402, DV403; KLH1OOO;
Mitsubishi DD2OOO, DD3OOO, DD4OO1;
Panasonic A110, A120, CV50;
Phillips 701,711, 170,400,405,751, 825AT, 850, 950;
Samsung 839, 709/XAA, 739, C600;
Sony S300,S3000TP, S77OOOTP, S3000, S7000,V30;
Sylvania DVL 100A, DVL1OOO;
Toshiba SD2006, SD2107U, SD21O8U. SD21OO, SD3006.
SD3107,SD3109, SD5109. SD6109C,SD9000;
For more information please refer to the several
web sites that specialize in this issue such as:
If your DVD player is on this list, it is likely that it will not
recognize the DVD-R format. Scuba Tech Inc. recommends that you investigate
a newer DVD player that does conform to the DVD-R standard as it will offer
you many new features and enjoyment of having the ability to play DVD-R
recordings. The good news is that new DVD players don't cost a lot
now. Compatible DVD-R and DVD players sell for as little as $100
in the stores and offer equal picture and sound quality as most of the
"Not Compatible" players listed above. We also recommend that when
you purchase a new DVD player you verify with the salesman that it does
conform to DVD-R standard.
Scuba Tech Inc. DVD-R Product Offerings:
Scuba Tech Inc. is now making available our Video
Cave Maps™ in DVD-R format. This is the complete package with
video program edited just like the VHS version but is in DVD-R.
Order it here or ask for them
at your favorite
Video Cave Map™ retailer.
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