Ok, I have been trying to ask this in several forum, but sadly I didn't get a definite answer for it yet and I hope people here can help me answer it:
Anyway, my VCR at home is busted and I thought given DVD-R recorder for TV is getting a bit common; maybe it is time to buy it instead of another VCR.....
Anyway, I am trying to look for one that serve the following purpose and I need help on these question:
a) As many know that majority of the DVD player now support DivX format such that you can copy an AVI/MPG format video from the computer and be able to play it on the DVD player. With that in mind, could it be done in the opposite way around such that I can record something from the DVD recorder and be able to read it on the computer as AVI/MPG format? EVEN if not, let say if it was to be recorded as a DVD, is there a way to change it back to AVI/MPG format (in addition, what will the quality be like?)
b) I would also want one that would serve as its main purpose as a TV program recorder as my parents still rely a lot on the VCR before it breaks down. In that case would anyone have any good suggestion what kinda DVD recorder I should be looking for in terms of budget? (Like I see these one with Hard drive while other only DVD recordable - what are their main difference?)
I know this is a little bit off topic, but I do appreciate any help ahead.