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The single most important invention in multimedia and storage is the DVD. High quality images, sound and data packed inside a small disk itself is a marvellous invention.

The success of this invention created the necessity of DVD readers/players/Recorders which could read the data stored inside or write the data to these magic disks. Sony is in the far front of the electronics market. The latest in Sony's DVD Recorder series, the Sony RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder hit the markets like a storm. With the ease of use and and the topmost performance places the instrument in a class of its own. One thing that is most likely to be the best attraction is that, it is the cheapest DVD recorder ever released by Sony. Despite the low prices, the features, the power and the flexibility offered by this DVD Recorder places it in the topmost row of the ranking.

Some important features of the new RDR-GX300 Recorder makes the burned DVDs play on numerous varieties of DVD players. The RDR-GX300 Recorder has digital audio outputs, which is coaxial (via phono/RCA) type. Its analogue audio outputs have stereo audio via 2 x phono/RCA sockets, video in/outputs of SCART 1:RGB, S-Video, composite video and stereo audio output of SCART 2: RGB, composite video, stereo audio, smartlink, decoder inputs, composite video & stereo audio out RGB loop through with Scart 1 and 2. Such DVD home theatre systems have INPUT, i.e. 2 x S-Video Din, 2 x composite video, 2 x stereo audio (1 front-mounted) and OUTPUT, i.e S-Video, composite video and stereo audio component video output

Compatible formats while playback of the new RDR-GX3 includes DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, PAL/NTSC etc. Compatible formats wjhile recording includes DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, PAL/SECAM.

Edit functions of such home dvd theatre systems are random access edit functions on DVD-RW format discs. Record options are 2 channel Dolby Digital encoding, end search recording (finds black portion of disc and starts recording), synchro record, variable bit rate recording. Timer is VideoPlus, PDC (program delivery control), VPS, quick-timer setup, and the tuner is PAL/SECAM. Incorporated with NICAM digital stereo reception technology, its record time is 4.7 GB disc.

Playback options include tele-text title download. Digital sound outputs of this class of dvd home theater systems are Dolby digital, DTS, PCM, MPEG, DAC/Digital bits is 12 Bit/108MHz Video DAC, 24 Bit/192kHz Audio DAC. Remote control is of the dimension 430 x 89 x 380 and weighs 5.3 kg. It comes in Silver colour. On screen display, video equalizers, and base corrector are the additional features provided.

When there is a boom in the DVD market, Sony had launched the second recordable DVD player. This is the world's second DVD-R/RW and DVD+RW DVD video recorder. The sophisticated RDR-GX3 allows high quality DVD recording and outstanding performance among the family of DVD home theater systems. It is Sony's first budget DVD-R/RW and DVD+RW video recorder.

The Sony DVD Recorder also features the following. It plays pre-recorded DVD's & CD's, records on DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW and blank media, switches to video mode for recording discs that will play in most existing DVD players, uses the single layer 4.7GB DVD-RW (Re-Writable) and once only DVD-R system, records in real-time using MPEGII compression-up to 6 hours per DVD-RW disc. Quick recording end search function of the RDR-GX300 DVD Recorder also finds the blank part of the disc automatically.

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