The demise of Wood Works ...

... was apparently greatly exaggerated hereabouts last year?
I just counted 10 _different_ Wood Works segments with D J. Marks, from Sat 1/8 thru Sat 1/15 on the DVR.
Granted, I don't watch TV much, but many of these I have not seen before:
Raised Walunt Panel Door Ottoman Mahogany Headboard Maple Sitting Bench (Asian style) Freestanding Mirror Double Sided Bookcase Mahogany/Maple bookcase Walnut Sitting Bench w/Colpper legs Solid Walnut Blanket Chest Solid Cherry Tool Cabinet
10 in 8 days, 7 new to me ... not bad.
Now, to figure out the best way to get them onto DVD for my _private_ viewing pleasure in the shop ...
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Swingman wrote:

What set up do you have for watching DVDs in your shop? I haven't got room for ants never mind a viewer and chair.
Josie
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"firstjois" wrote in message

I don't ... but if I had the good reason, I wouldn't let that stop me.

I know exactly how you feel. The ants, tree roaches, and those fierce little spiders about the size of a grain of rice who rear up on their hind legs like they're gonna kick your ass if you come any closer, and I have come to an understanding, based primarily on the presence, or absence, of daylight.
... ya mean you don't even have a stool? :)
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Swingman wrote:

Just got one two weeks ago and feel like a weight lifter I've had to move it out of the way so often.
Josie
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"Swingman"

Santa brought me a Panasonic DVR (DMR E85H) with a DVD burner, I've been very happy with the copies of the few things I like on TV. I've got about 5 DVD's of the WoodWorks show, and a few of Nahm's show too. Also made excellent DVD's from the endless stack of VHS tapes from our Camcorder. Delivered a few custom DVD's to each of my kids with their childhood events and they loved it. You CAN teach this old dog new tricks.
Jack
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Sounds like what I am looking for.
I've got DVD burners out the kazoo in the studio, but none that will record direct from a video source that I am aware of. Tell me more ... what did Santa pay for this item? How many shows per DVD, or vice versa?
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It cost about $450, search amazon or cnet.com. Maybe cheaper since a month has passed, also I pay a premium shipping charge to get to Hawaii... The difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.
I've been taping at the LP mode, I get about a dozen edited shows on the DVD, they average 310MEG files. The only downside is that the four kids want one (each) and they think Santa lives at my house.
Jack
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I have a Panasonic DMR-E30 DVD recorder that will record directly on DVD-R, although I usually use DVD-RAM which is erasable/reusable and will record up to 6 hours in EP mode. I time shift Woodworks and Router Workshop everyday and try not to get too far behind. Also have a 1-minute jump for skipping through commercials. A couple years ago it was $499 at RadioShack, but must have come down by now. I saved a lot with employee discount, a strategy to consider.
Steve

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What, you don't want to have to explain all the jokes?
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Good machine. I've got the previous rendition, an E80H. One tip for you to remember. If you're going to burn DVD-R disks and later want to view or copy their contents to your computer, finalize them on the Panasonic first or your computer likely won't be able to read them. Only other way around this is if your computer DVD drive can recognize DVD-Ram.
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wrote:

One of my friends videotaped another friend's funeral. He's making DVDs for those who want them. (Not as morbid as it sounds. The deceased was -- well, 'unique' springs to mind -- and most of the funeral was devoted to telling funny stories about him, which sometimes degenerated into standup comedy routines. Kind of like that old Saturday Night Live routine about the funeral that was held over for the 18th week.)
--RC "Sometimes history doesn't repeat itself. It just yells 'can't you remember anything I've told you?' and lets fly with a club. -- John W. Cambell Jr.
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No problem...
GigaPocket. GigaPocket is a Sony subsidiary http://www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesProducts/FlashDemo/giga_pocket/gp_demo.html TV viewing software/program that comes with Sonys. (There are others, of course) Allows the recording of cable based TV shows directly onto the computer.
(Requires a tuner card, a cable feed AND a separate decoder box for the higher channel numbers. All those channels under 120 will come through without the separate decoder box. Pirate software is probably available to crack the encryption so that you wouldn't need the decoder box, but I've never gone searching.)
There is site on the WEB, hmmmm...IPEG that lists all the TV shows on every channel. Puruse the site, click on the REC button for a particular show, and it will load all the relevant data on your computer. (You can set it up to record how ever often you want.)
After Set up and it'll record anything you want. (Exactly like a VCR; in fact it probably won't take as long to set up the program as it took you to program that old VCR!) And then all manner of programs, from Roxio to Nero will happily burn all the DVD disks you want.
Using MPEG2 format, I edit all the commercials and usually put three of Norm's shows on one DVD disk, complete with menus. A burning program called ClicktoDVD came on my Sony box. It's almost a turnkey operation, with editing allowed if you really want to fuss around a little bit. It'll probably take you about two hours to figure out how to do the editing, IF you don't read the directions. (I assume that Real Men still don't read directions.) If you read the directions, it's down to about five minutes.
Pop for a big second drive, and you can go wild. I record all manner of shows, just for backup, just in case I end up missing one. If I don't need it, deletion of a "video cabinet" is but a keystroke away.
Hint: Spring for some RW DVD's and then when your just cruising the net and run across innovative ideas, copy them to a discrete little directory, directly on your computer. I'm building a very nice collection of various jigs, and plans from the net. Last year, I bought another cheap scanner. Now, I simply scan in anything from a magazine that strikes my fancy, and save them as JPG's. Every so often, I transfer all the saved data to a RW disk, for storage. When that disk gets full I then recopy them back to the computer, and use one of the editing programs to burn a final disk complete with indexs and menus. Adding background music is probably a bit much.
Now I have a fully accessable disk, plus a backup. BTW, DVD's hold a LOT of data. Rename all the files with descriptive names that will facilitate re-location in the future.
<Very Evil Grin> You can set all the files to play across your TV just like some of those animated screensavers. It drives my beloved SIL nuts when she comes to visit, and sees different jigs playing across the TV screen.
As a manner of fact, if you want to do a little searching, you can get some fairly sophisticated software for free, on the net.
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"J&KCopeland" wrote in message

Damn.. you got it all figured out. Thanks for the info.
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There's a note about the demise on Marks website, http://www.djmarks.com/stories/djm/Concerning_Woodworks_87835.asp
I'm leaning toward a sony DVD burner, good reviews so far and it's simple to use. Froogle "Sony DVDirect DVD Recorder VRDVC10", They are ~$260. It's also small enough to take to the shop with a little TV and watch all the shows you record.
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But DVD recorders for the computer are around $75 (or less) for dual layer capable drives. Throw in a Plextor USB video input/capture and OR a video card with TV in and you have the equivalent of that Sony, PLUS the ability to backup your computer to DVD or CD, make backup copies of DVD movies, etc.
John

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I may be wrong but a lot of people might not be that tech saavy or have a fast enough computer to run video editing software well. I tend to take my 400GB RAID and 2GB of ram for granted.
The Sony isn't the end all unit for video production but it will connect directly to what ever video device you want and record directly to DVD. Additionally It'll connect via USB2 to your computer for backup use.
Most importantly, My parents could probably use it without calling me for directions all the time. Well worth the extra few bucks!
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I have the computer power, the software (Vegas) which we use mostly for multi-track audio editing, and the expertise to use it, but the components are far removed from the TV's DVR set top box and I would like to keep it that way.
That's why your "single box" solution is attractive for the price. Thanks for the tip on the Sony.
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