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Old 01-19-2006, 01:38 AM   #1
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My wife and I received a home video DVD recorder for Christmas. I bought a bunch of media, with plans to completely replace my VCR recording with digital media. However, when recording TV shows (from an antenna) onto RW'*, the playback sound quality is very poor. It can't be heard so much with voices on shows, but background music and music bumpers (in between scenes, at commercials, etc.) sound horrible. The track sounds like it'* rapidly slowing down and speeding up, like listening to an old bent LP on a record player! Does this have something to do with recording an analog (antenna) signal into a digital (DVD) format? Or is my player defective? It'* a "Cyberhome" which sounds like a cheap off-brand anyway, but I don't want to automatically blame the brand name. I never had sound problems recording on my VCR, just the typical degraded videotape quality. I don't know if anybody has experience with this type of thing, but suggestions are much appreciated -
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My wife and I received a home video DVD recorder for Christmas. I bought a bunch of media, with plans to completely replace my VCR recording with digital media. However, when recording TV shows (from an antenna) onto RW'*, the playback sound quality is very poor. It can't be heard so much with voices on shows, but background music and music bumpers (in between scenes, at commercials, etc.) sound horrible. The track sounds like it'* rapidly slowing down and speeding up, like listening to an old bent LP on a record player! Does this have something to do with recording an analog (antenna) signal into a digital (DVD) format? Or is my player defective? It'* a "Cyberhome" which sounds like a cheap off-brand anyway, but I don't want to automatically blame the brand name. I never had sound problems recording on my VCR, just the typical degraded videotape quality. I don't know if anybody has experience with this type of thing, but suggestions are much appreciated -
well it is the worst rated one if that means anything....

http://www.epinions.com/Cyberhome_DV...splay_~reviews


oh look 1 out of 5 stars by multiple people:
http://www.epinions.com/pr-CyberHome...splay_~reviews

another 1.5 out of 5 stars:

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Progressi...ecorder_Player



I'd get a sony, panasonic or pioneer, I have one of each for my home stereo and all are good brands.


and others think so as well:
http://www.epinions.com/DVD_Players-.../sort_dir_~des
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Ok, so my folks didn't do brand research.. but does the actual problem I'm having make any sense whatsoever? I can't figure out why an audio signal would/could sound so bad on a DVD...
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Ok, so my folks didn't do brand research.. but does the actual problem I'm having make any sense whatsoever? I can't figure out why an audio signal would/could sound so bad on a DVD...

I'd say exchange the unit first. I have put tv shows from my tv antenna to dvd thru my pc'* dvd burner and it works fine. sound quality is the same as what comes out of the speakers normally.
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