Date: September 16th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Gateway
<--SHOP FOR A HOME THEATER DVD RECORDER HERE
Recording TV shows is just one click away with the easy-to-use
AR-230. Featuring high-quality recording of up to 6 hours (on a 4.7GB
disc), it's much easier to record the shows you want to watch without
spending a lot of time figuring out how to set it up properly. And once
you've watched your shows, you can erase the DVD and use it to record
With your DVD Recorder, you can save all of your family
memories on a DVD that can last up to 100 years. The IEEE 1394 Input
allows you to burn DVD videos directly from your camcorder, while the
RCA Input allows you to make perfect copies of your home videos from
your VCR onto non-degradable, digital quality DVDs.
And when you want to sit back and enjoy the show, progressive
scan DVD playback and multi-channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) make your movies
come to life. You can also play audio CDs, MP3s and JPEGs.
The on-screen display (OSD) lets you adjust settings and
select options for your DVD recorder. For example, you can specify your
TV type, set parental controls, and specify you audio type.
Component video outputs deliver optimal color to compatible
televisions with component video inputs, which provide the best digital
from compatible TVs. Plus, you'll get the extra benefit
of improved TV picture with noise filtering.
Through Gateway.com you can purchase this recorder for
normally US$249 but from time to time they will have a sale like they
are having now and sell it for US$199.
Check it out there sale HERE
A DVD Recorder for that cheap is hard to come by.
Other than Gateway's trademark cow-spotted box, you will
first remove the user manual along with the warranty paperwork and a
complementary DVD+RW disc to get you started.
Next you will remove the power cord, the cable TV coaxial
and composite A/V cable along with the remote control with its' included
batteries (not shown).
Last but not least is the actual DVD recorder which would
pass off as just a standard DVD player if you didn't know any better.
Some people think that a DVD recorder is a large cumbersome piece of
equipment but in reality the only real difference is the internal optical
laser and a small amount of electrical circuitry. Everything else is