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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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HVR-M15 or HVR-M25P?

I'm not seeing a whole lot extra in the M25P for all the extra cost given that I'm capturing and printing to tape from a computer. Wondering if anyone else has found anything of any real value in the M25P. The LCD screen is nice, the bigger size and more buttons probably puts a client more at ease but beyond that?
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Old September 30th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #2
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I have the same general question. Are folks even buying either deck? I have seen so little talk about them

The M25 I think has HDMI, LCD. But, it is work 1K more? Since I have yet to buy one, I guess I am still wondering. I really would like the LCD though, but ....

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Old October 3rd, 2006, 03:56 AM   #3
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Well I've bought the M15 and I'm pretty happy with it. Second day I had it I needed it for the HDV capability.
Transport seems more solid than the trusty old DSR-11, I just leave it set to automatically switch between SD and HDV and that works flawlessly.
I really wanted the 25, way more impressive for the clients but for the life of me I couldn't see the return on it. The LCD is handy, with the 15 you need an extrenal monitor to use the menus but since leaving it in auto I've not had to change the setup so not such a big issue.
The 25 will play out 720p but only out the component outputs i.e. pretty useless feature really.
The other thing is I can hook it up to say a Z1 and record 4.5 hours of HDV, great for events if mains power is available and the camera can stay in the one spot.
Basically it was a business decision, my DSR-11 wasn't going to appreciate in value so it seemed a good time to trade up.
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