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Panasonic DMR-EZ28EB-K- Multi Format DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black

by Panasonic
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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  • DVB-T Tuner
  • Freeview Built-in: Accurate Record, Schedule change
  • New Viera Link with Direct TV Record
  • HDMI 1.3 with Deep Colour
  • 1080P Upconversion
  • New Picture Processor with noise Reduction
  • Super Multi Format Rec & Play
  • 1-sec Quick Start
  • 500 Line LP Mode
  • DV-In
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 2.8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
  • Item model number: DMR-EZ28EB-K
  • ASIN: B0015LXBI6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,698 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

1080p Up - Conversion

1080p Up - Conversion
Ordinary TV broadcasts and DVD discs provide SD images with 576 x 640 pixels or 576 x 720 pixels. Today‘s newest HDTVs, on the other hand, can display images with 1080 x 1920 pixels. HDTVs require high-quality image sources suitable for their large screens. If the optimization process for high-quality images is inadequate, the picture can become blurry or grainy. DIGA‘s original i/p conversion and up-conversion functions solve this problem. These functions convert SD signals from DVD discs or DIGA‘s own hard disc drive into 1080p signals that provide high-resolution images. The conversion process boosts the amount of image information by about 5 times, so pictures are clear and beautiful.

Intelligent I/P Conversion

Intelligent I/P Conversion
DIGA uses Precision Pixel Generation technology in combination with three advanced functions - Pixel-Based Motion Adaptive, Diagonal Processing, and 2:2 Detection and Processing - to apply the type of i/p conversion that best suits the image. Precise Pixel Generation - Using a high-speed algorithm, this technology generates a new pixel for an image area from information obtained from 60 neighbouring pixels.

Super Multi Format

Super Multi Format
All DIGA DVD recorders offer the ease and convenience of Super Multi- Format Recording and Playback, which lets users play all of their DVDs, regardless of the recording format. DIGA models can record and play back DVD-RAM, DVD-R1 2, DVD-R DL1 2 3, DVD-RW1 3, +R, +R DL3, +RW discs. So you don't have to worry about whether your DIGA can play back everything in your current video library.

Product Description

Panasonic has developed the DMR-EZ28 with even higher image quality. Picture quality is better. DVB-T Adaptive Noise Reduction detects and removes the block noise that often occurs in digital broadcasts, to produce beautiful images with minimal noise. And the enhanced quality of 1080p Up-Conversion and rich color gradation of Deep Colour compatibility are seen in deeper, higher-resolution images. The Diagonal Processing automatically detects diagonal lines in motion images, and converts them to sharp lines. The new VIERA Link function of the DMR-EZ28 is more advanced. Auto Preset Download does away with the need to make channel and other initial the DMR-EZ28 settings. Direct TV Rec. lets the user start recording the TV program that is currently being watched by simply pressing the VIERA Link button on the VIERA remote and selecting Direct TV Rec. The DMR-EZ28 offer the ease and convenience of Super Multi-Format Recording and Playback, which lets users play all of their DVDs, regardless of the recording format. The DMR-EZ28 can record and play back DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, +R, +R DL, and +RW discs.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD recorder from Panasonic. 11 Aug 2008
By M. Ward
All i wanted was a simple DVD recorder with Freeview built in. This has every thing and more. It is only connected to an indoor aerial but the picture is outstanding.Recording a programme couldn't be any easier, highlight your choosen programme on the tv guide,press ok twice and everything is done. For the price i paid it is also excellent value aswell! Well done Panasonic.
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240 of 247 people found the following review helpful
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Available in this all black or as silver/black, this is the third Panasonic DVD recorder I have owned. Disappointingly my Panasonic E55 DVD recorder has just packed up after recording a thousand or so DVDs over two years for the family, so I purchased this similar 140 model. Until it packed in, the E55 recorder was incredibly reliable at recording DVDs though. So I bought this Panasonic model as a replacement. This EZ28EB multi-format recorder works with DVD-RAM and DVD -/+ R/RWs and even dual layer [although these are still too expensive to be worthwhile using]. Only DVD-RAM offers full editing and the great time-slip/chase-play [sky+ type] feature - i.e. watch the recording from the beginning while the DVD is still recording the end of the program. The unit can't replay hi-def blue-ray or the now defunct HD format film DVDs. This DVD recorder can upscale standard DVD video to 1080 line HD TV but our TV is 4:3 PAL so we get no benefit. Likewise if you own a compatible Panasonic [HDAVI Control 3] TV, the TV remote can instant record and do other clever stuff via the VIERA link. Our TV is Sony and not VIERA compatible - although the DVD remote can still usefully control this TVs volume and channel number.

The player has a FreeView digital tuner built in, and we can record from a Sky box or another Digibox via the recorders AV1 and AV2 scart inputs as well [we use two nifty Vivanco SBX-94SE scart switching boxes]. The recorder Freeview can display the full FreeView program guide for all channels and the setup does a better job of ordering stations than my old Nokia FreeView box - however the FreeView program guide is nowhere as good as Skys. It does allow one-button auto-setup of the record timer for any selected program though.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity, style, brilliance, and performance! 11 Sep 2008
By Kevin Fenton VINE VOICE
This item is excellent! From unbelievably easy set up to recording accurately in less than 5 minutes!
Excellent interface, guide, intuitive control, superb picture performance and stylish slim design!
DVD RAM recording allows chase play (watch whilst still recording a programme, or watch one recording whilst recording another!
Sound too is excellent via optical digital out, and upscaled picture performance via HDMI is really very good indeed at this price point.
This machine replaces an ageing Panasonic DVD Recorder (DMR ES520 with Freeview but no HDMI or Upscaling), and it clearly is a vast improvement on that good machine in almost every area.
It serves as an extremely worthy extra digital recording option above Sky HD (my main system), and I can now record 3 digital programmes simultaneosuly! Will I ever get up off the sofa?
It responds much quicker too, so a faster processor is in evidence, which enhances and smooths the process of setting timers, playback etc.
DVD + or - recordings are easily 'finalised' for playback on other DVD's so no compatibility problems (other than with DVD RAM which is Panasonic specific and best used therefore for daily not to be archived recordings along with it's ease of use and facilities which are similar to Sky Plus)
Highly recommended! Panasonic deliver, and Amazon excel again in terms of price, delivery and customer service.
You simply can't go wrong with this machine, and this supplier!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Machine - love it! 21 Dec 2008
I have only had this DVD Freeview Recorder for less than a week and I absolutely love it! We have a HUMAX (which has changed our lives for the better) but there are so many good films on over Christmas this year that we wanted to keep to play again (and not use up space on the hard drive); also our freeview receiver upstairs packed up so after researching a bit chose this fantastic machine. VHS is a real hassle now so wanted to get rid of my Video Player and have managed to copy my videos onto DVD which is a bonus. I bought some of those DVD ram disks, which are super BUT you cannot play on an ordinary DVD player. I am very pleased with my purchase and would thoroughly recommend.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good machine, good value 1 Dec 2008
I bought this to transfer my old videos onto DVD, and this has been very easy to do. Having done so I now find that this is a very easy and effective machine. Using DVD RAM's, picture quality at 4hr settings is very good (although perhaps not quite as good as my Humax PVR). For 125 though, I really can't fault it.
The only thing is that it doesn't have twin tuners, so anyone coming from a typical VCR needs to note that you won't be able to record one thing and watch another, if this is the only box you have. You will need a TV with built-in Freeview, or a separate box, or PVR etc. Not a problem for me, but another technophobe (like me) might get caught out...!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top performer 23 Sep 2008
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I've had this dvd recorder for 4 weeks now, and find it to be perfect, the freeview t.v. programmer is fast and so so easy to use, i.e. for recording. I had two phillips recorders befor and sent them back as they were rubbish, well done Panasonic for a first class recorder, I've also bought DVD RAM disc's they make a big difference as with these disc's the recorder uses all the available space on the disc, whereas on normal disc's i.e. dvd-/+rw's, only use the space thats left after your last recording, I highly recommend both the recorder and panasonics ram disc's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Reliability
This has performed OK, but has only lasted 5 years. I think that is very poor. This is the second Panasonic DVD player I have had that has only lasted a short time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kevin Ian Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars I use 2 of these profesionaly
I record market research focus groups in a studio. I got so fed up with my very expensive Sony's letting me down and being time consuming to tital and finalise. Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by Talkback M/R
1.0 out of 5 stars Very big disappointment!
Bought this on the recommendation of a "Which" review. I think Which was swayed by the playback quality which is good. Read more
Published on 3 Oct 2010 by Cecilia
3.0 out of 5 stars More reliable than the DMR-EZ27B model
Compared with others who have given this product 5 stars I have only given this a 3 star rating. This is largely due to my experience with product having had it for 17 months. Read more
Published on 29 May 2010 by carobbo2007
3.0 out of 5 stars Very slow startup and poor power saving
Overall this is a good DVD recorder and freeview box,but....
if you configure it to use super powersaving it uses 5 watts (still 5 times more than my Sony DVD player) and... Read more
Published on 7 April 2010 by Mr. Kristian Benning
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic the best
This is the second Panasonic DVD recorder I have bought and I am very pleased with them both. Easy to use which is good and good results.
Published on 23 Feb 2010 by Mrs. E. M. Bryant
2.0 out of 5 stars Good product poor reliability
My Panasonic DMR ez28 is 13 months old and has shown a U61 error and will now not read any discs at all and continually says "no read". Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2009 by Ms. Alison W. Utting
1.0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable
Perhaps I am unlucky but the unit I have received does not perform to the satisfaction testified by other reviewers. Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2009 by Bill from Brid
I purchased what was meant to be a new "Panasonic DMR-EZ28EB-K- Multi Format DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black" via Amazon from askDIRECT of 248 Tottenham... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2009 by Mr. R. Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect DVD recorder
I replaced my old Panasonic DVD recorder with this newer model. It is an excellent product, records well, easy to use and definately good value for money but it is missing one... Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by M. C. Hyde
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