DVD Recorders: Getting Started

Written by Bear Cahill

IMO, these sd work 'like a VCR' as far as recording and playback. There are models w/ harddrives, VHS players, etc. built in, but to me that's overboard.

Bells and Whistles

The VHS option is not bad, but you most likely already have one you can plug intorepparttar inputs ofrepparttar 133378 DVD recorder.

I have a DVD recorder for archiving TiVo shows as opposed to accessing my TiVo from my PC. This is nice because it means I can also archive VHS tapes, camcorder tapes, etc. w/no extra work.

I do have a TV card in my PC so I can do this, but usingrepparttar 133379 DVD recorder is easier.

My motto is: buy what you WILL use and not what you CAN use.

I've bought lots of things that CAN do a lot, but in reality I don't use allrepparttar 133380 extra features. Not in all cases, but in this case, I say pass onrepparttar 133381 bells and whistles.

Again, there are models w/ all types of features, but if you buy one that is a DVR, DVD recorder, VCR, TV tuner all in one and one part breaks, it's all broke.

Realize Something About Technology

Remember - this is new technology and will only get better and cheaper. If you buyrepparttar 133382 top ofrepparttar 133383 line today, it's going to be out of date and/or cheap tomorrow. Testrepparttar 133384 waters w/ a 'good' model and upgrade whenrepparttar 133385 time is right.

Editing Your Recordings

Chances are - you won't. It's a pain forrepparttar 133386 most part and usually requires DVD-RAM or DVD-RW discs to do it and they're more expensive. If you have a lot of free time for this, you're a rare person.

I was looking for this type of solution in getting ready for having a baby and I knew I wasn't going to be sifting through and editing hours of video.

If you're really interested in editing, look in to PC options. Pinnacle, ArcSoft, Adobe, etc. - they have good solutions for that.


DVD+R and DVD-R are like VHS and Beta: they're both ok right now, but eventually we'll probably land on one orrepparttar 133387 other. It seems to be leaning towards DVD-R which tend to be less expensive also.

Cell Phone Abuse - Tips to Curb Employee Abuse

Written by Aaron Siegel

Looking for a way to save your enterprise or government organization tens of thousands of dollars a month or more on wireless mobile communication use? First off, itís going to take some discipline and innovative management for your cellular communication services to become more cost efficient and less prone to abuse. Cell phone and handheld usage can bleed a corporationís IT communications funding dry without so much as a turn ofrepparttar head, or at least until itís too late.

They're Everywhere ...

Itís more common than not for a large organization to have employees carrying company owned devices such as cellular phones, pagers, PDAs, and Blackberry devices. All these wireless devices meant to increase employee productivity are more than likely draining funds and ultimately decreasing actual corporate productivity. Itís an ever increasing telecommunications expense on a road to disaster.

One is Better ...

One way to better manage corporate employee mobile communication cost is to buy ALL cellular services through ONE provider. Buying through one provider gives your organizationrepparttar 133377 chance to receive volume discounts. If you are giving your employeesrepparttar 133378 opportunity to purchase their company wireless device themselves onrepparttar 133379 corporate account, you are openingrepparttar 133380 door to higher rates and actually taking away control fromrepparttar 133381 company as a whole.

Close To Home ...

Secondly, audit not justrepparttar 133382 usage, but who usesrepparttar 133383 mobile communications. You need to investigate exactly who is a necessity mobile user and who is not. An office employee who spends most of their time within corporate headquarters and who is not prone to traveling; may very well be responsible for inflated mobile usage. An employee calling friends and even relatives overseas is not entirely uncommon. This kind of abuse has been known to accumulate to a bill well over a $2,000.00 in a matter of days with just one employee.

Allowance, Not Just For Teens Anymore ...

Itís important to weed out vanity from necessity. Ifrepparttar 133384 hardship of striping cell phones and their usage from employees is too hard to bear, consider revising this strategy. A method that can be effective is allotting an allowance to employees on their usage. In other words, set up a preset amount of acceptable minutes per month per employee type. If any employee goes over their allotted amount of minutes, it is garnished from their paychecks. Many companies have deployed this method to curb abuse with much success.

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