How to Buy a DVD Recorder

Introduction

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Want to make your own DVDs? No question the discs have it all over tapes for quality and convenience. Whether you're looking to time-shift your favorite TV programs or edit and archive home video footage, today's DVD recorders can get the job done. Here's what you need to know before you buy.

The Big Picture
Recording format is a significant decision, but getting the right feature set in the recorder is usually more important. more

The Specs Explained
What's the difference between DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and DVD-RAM? We sort out the specifications. more

DVD Recorder Shopping Tips
Before you head to the mall, read these key factors in choosing the DVD recorder that's right for you. more

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