HDMI DVD Recorder

 

hdmi dvd recorder

hdmi dvd recorder

By Anne Ahira

You probably know what a DVD recorder is but what exactly is a HDMI DVD recorder and why would you want one.

There are several reasons you might want a HDMI DVD recorder, saving old home movies on a more secure format is one of many.

As for the HDMI part of the equation, you must first understand what HDMI stands for.

 

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and is the future of high definition. It is a digital alternative to the current analog standards like coaxial or S Video connections.

What this means for the consumer is that you will now have a better way to connect devices like DVD players and game systems to your HD television. That may be over simplifying a bit, but you get the general idea.

Now let’s take a look at one of the possible HDMI DVD recorder on the market today.

Toshiba HDMI DVD Recorder

Toshiba was founded in 1939 by the merger of two companies and are the fifth largest producers of computers in the world. Needless to say, they have some experience in the technology department.

The Toshiba HDMI DVD recorder has several benefits beyond the basic playback and recording of DVD’s.

Features

  • DVD recorder
  • 1080 up converter
  • Digital tuner built in
  • JPEG compatible

Pros

Get a jump on the digital conversion with this HDMI DVD recorder. No need to purchase a separate digital converter box when the change over occurs. You will be able to tune in digital or analog signals from over the air or cable.

The nicest thing about this HDMI DVD recorder is the up converting capabilities. With this technology, your movies will look better than ever on your HD television.

The up conversion takes the lower picture resolution output of a traditional DVD and converts it to high def. In a nutshell, your DVDs will look better when played on a high definition television.

You can also record your favorite television show or movie with the push of a button. Connect to your cable or satellite box and then record anything you desire, the auto finalize simplifies the process by automatically finalizing your recording for viewing on standard DVD players.

Overall

Comparing the cost of an HDMI DVD recorder to a standard issue DVD player you can see a distinct disparity. Your run of the mill player will only set you back about $50, while a recorder pushes $200.

However, the difference is negligible when you consider all the added bonus features that come with the HDMI DVD recorder.

Combining the digital conversion with a DVD recorder was a stroke of genius on the part of Toshiba. Many people are going to have to purchase a converter box soon and some will go with a nice combo unit like this to get something extra out of the deal.


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