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    35 MM slides to DVD

    Not sure where this question belongs. I have a friend who wants to scan in their 35mm slides (1500 - 2000) and then burn them to a DVD so they can view them on their TV. Obviously he will need a scanner that will "copy" the 35mm slides. Does he need a DVD burner to view the scanned slides on his TV?

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    Re: 35 MM slides to DVD

    No he doesn't need a DVD burner to view the slides on his TV, he needs a DVD burner to transfer the scanned slides onto a blank DVD in the first place!

    Actually, he may not need to put them on DVDs at all, as many DVD players will display pictures burned to CD. Check the manual for his DVD player for more info.
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    Re: 35 MM slides to DVD

    Your main problem will be to find a dedicated, automated, reliable, scanner for the 35 mm slides. There are several manufacturers, but a mixture of ineffective hardware and dubious drivers can make this an IMMENSELY frustrating exercise. Being fairly rare, they can be quite expensive. It can take several minutes to scan a slide, and you can end up with a TIFF file of several megabytes in size. Also make sure he has worked out how to index this collection.

    Copying them onto CDs or DVDs is probably the least of his worries...

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    Re: 35 MM slides to DVD

    My friend has bought a HP scanner that specifically is setup to scan 4 slides at once. I agree that the scanning probably will be tricky and time consuming but he has a couple of 1000 slides and does not want to spend 45 cents per slide with that many. He is retired so time is available. At this point, I am going to recommend that he get a DVD burner for the process. His DVD player does not want to play a CD with pictures on it.

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    Re: 35 MM slides to DVD

    Ah! You are further forward than I thought you were... Good!

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