Terapin drop frames

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I am thinking of buying a VDR but haven't decided on a model yet. The Terapin in one of my options.

Recently I borrowed a Terapin VDR from a friend to try it out. It works fine for the first ten-fifteen minutes of recording, then it started dropping frames, moderately at first, and turns worst as time goes on.

I believe the timing between the Terapin and video source was out of sync. I tried filtering the video using Darim M-Filter via PC, and it helps a bit, but I think it defeats the purpose of having a stand-alone recorder when you connect it that way.

How do you solve the drop-frames in the Terapin?

My video source is clean, i.e. comes from DVD or satellite

-- Azmel (azmel@mailandnews.com), May 23, 2001


I have a Terpain and I've been using it for 2 months now. I haven't noticed any dropped frames on my VCD's. Actually, it works great!

-- Michael (mpyweb@aol.com), May 24, 2001.

Hi, since you have the Terapin, can you tell me about the quality of the recorded VCD disk. Is the video quality excellent, good, average, poor ? How do you compare it to the commercial VCDs?

-- ktnwin (ktnwin@excite.com), May 24, 2001.

I also have a Terapin, and have had no problems. I like the quality. It is very close if not right on VHS in my opinion. I know that the Terapin captures in MPEG-1, and supposedly, they are coming next year with 3 or 4.

-- David Carlson (davidcarlson@turbocoverage.com), July 07, 2001.

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