A component is a piece or part of a system. In the
audio/visual world, we usually have a collection of components to make
our A/V system do what we want. I am not into serious music and
so my system is fairly simple. I have no music components.
I have no speaker system: just a TV and parts. Here are the prts
(components) in the reverse order.
I have a Panasonic TV. I have always liked Panasonic for their
human interface (HI) and their reliability. My RV came with this
model. After a fight with the repair facility (see disaster), I managed to get the little RCA
replaced with another Panasonic. This unit has always been flaky
and I shall need to replace it soon.
Maybe all of the DVD recorders as sublevel HI. This may be
recording a DVD is more complex than recording a video tape
This is only really true because the DVD defining committee was
composed of media owners. A VCR tape has only a recording of your
movie. The DVD has a complex menu system built into it with the
ability to force the user to view the ownership information track.
You could just copy a tape. Oh, there are a few bits encoded
honest re-recorders at bay but mostly there is just what you want on
the tape and you can make a copy as needed.
Regretably the DVD reorders look for these markings better than the VCR
recorders did. This makes it difficult to record product VCR
tapes onto DVDs.
The bottom line is the bottom line. Before the recording
industry appear, media owners controlled all copies of their movies,
songs, etc. These are people accustomed to control and to having
hordes of money. Tape cassettes made music portable and now with
MP3 players and their prodeny, control of music is harder. They
now have the cooperation of alll of the media transmitters, recorders,
etc., such that copies are now costed and charged.
You see, the greed of the media owners is now obvious. The
cost of the medium has dropped almost to zero. The cost of the
product has tripled or quadrupled in the last 15 years. the
medium cost used to be an excuse for chargin g high prices for a
product copy. Now the only reason for the high price is that
someone wants to get rich. And they are getting rich.
After music recording came the VCR. This caught the industry
off guard: copies could be made of anything. They hld off VCR to
VCR copying for years but the industry moved underneath them reducing
the demand for such copies. The VR recorder companies did not buy
into the proprieteary markings and so you could copy product
tapes. They fixzed this with the DVDs. They really fixed it.
I just bought a Magnavox.