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Panasonic DMR-EZ48VEBK - DVD Recorder & VCR Combination - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black

by Panasonic
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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  • 2-in 1 Combi
  • DVB-T Tuner
  • Freeview Built-In: Accurate Record, Schedule Change
  • New Viera Link with Direct TV Record
  • 1080P Upconversion
  • New Picture Processor with Adaptive Noise Reduction
  • HDMI 1.3 with Deep Colour
  • Super Multi Format Rec + Play
  • VHS Refresh Dubbing to DVD
  • 1-sec Quick Start
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Panasonic DMR-EZ49vEBK Super Multi Format Combi Recorder with Freeview Panasonic DMR-EZ49vEBK Super Multi Format Combi Recorder with Freeview 4.1 out of 5 stars (179)
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
  • Item model number: DMR-EZ48VEBK
  • ASIN: B0015M2HPS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,489 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

This Multi Region Panasonic DMR-EZ48VEBK DVD/VCR Recorder (only offered by Avtastic) perfectly combines a DVD recorder with a VHS recorder. The Panasonic DMREZ48-VEBK DVD/VCR Recorder is a stylish combo featuring a comprehensive recording solution. With a DVD recorder allowing you to play and record to DVD in high resolution plus a VHS recorder to play and record onto VHS, you'll get the best of both worlds. Including a timeslip function allowing you to rewind during recordings, this combo offers great flexibility. The Panasonic DMR EZ48VEBK DVD/VCR Recorder also includes a TV tuner so you can receive up to 41 free channels giving you even more priceless TV to record and watch later. With good connectivity including a dual SCART and HDMI connection, the Panasonic DMREZ48VEBK DVD/VCR Recorder is the answer to your recording dilemmas. * 1-sec Quick Start * Processor with noise reduction * Viera Link * Upscales to 1080p - Enhance standard DVDs * Digital Tuner - Access up to 48 channels * 7 day on-screen guide - Plan what you watch * Progressive Scan - Enhances detail * HDMI 1.3 with Deep Colour

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
199 of 200 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy copy of Tapes to DVDs 6 April 2009
This machine is great for recording to and playing from hard disk, tapes or DVDs generally, but I bought it for my father (aged 92) to copy his large collection of holiday tapes to DVDs. Using the manual, we recorded the first two together and, since then, he has been going it alone without a problem. You put the tape and the newly formatted DVD into the machine and direct the machine to copy from Tape to DVD; the machine does the rest. Where more than one film is recorded on one tape, it even identifies them separately in the recorded index. For easy archiving of old tapes before they fade away, this is the way to go. Oh yes, and the quality of the recorded DVDs seems, if anything, better than the originals. Highly recommended.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic DMR-EZ48VEBK 25 Mar 2009
I had compared many reviews of DVD/VCR recoders before settling on this machine which was offered by Amazon at a very competitive price.

As has been stated in other reviews, the machine does take quite a long time to set itself up from switch on but after that setting up the recordings using the 'Guide' is excellent. I like the facility of being able to edit the recording times before actually switching the machine off to record the programme. This is especially useful when broadcasters do not send 'start' and 'stop' information to the programmes. In these instances, the start and ends of programmes can be missed off but this can be remidied by manually altering the times on the second set up page before finally placing the order to record.

Playback quality is excellent and being able to record programmes off Freeview is a real bonus as there are some interesting programmes there which I would otherwise miss out on seeing. Although I was a little hesitant before I bought this machine, so far I am very happy with it.
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127 of 129 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Hardware - Poor Software! 3 Oct 2009
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The Panasonic DMR-EZ48VEBK - DVD Recorder & VCR Combination - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black is a well built and well specified piece of kit which will perform many functions reliably. It has a built in digital tuner, but not an analogue one, and you can record or copy to and from DVD or VHS. I use mine for copying old VHS tapes to DVD and copying from Sky+ to DVD. A standard DVD can be set to record two, four or eight hours depending on the picture quality required.

Solid, and fairly bulky, the unit works well when controlled from the front panel which is well designed with a multi-coloured display. What rather lets this unit down is the poor menu functions from the remote control. Most of us today probably read a product's instructions as a last resort - no chance with this Panasonic! It has the worst menu software of any product I have ever owned - unhelpful and unintuitive this system will have you cursing when even trying to do something as simple as finalising a disc.

I can't fault the results from, or build quality of this Panasonic and it is pretty good value for money - but if you are a technophobe beware this product, it will infuriate! The hardware deserves five stars but the software only two - hence only three stars in total. If you like your Tech you may well like this product, if not find one that's easier to use!
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dog's Doo - Dah's :-) 11 Aug 2009
Hi, We'll try to make this as informative as pos and cover a fair bit of ground
so it's a bit of a long read :-)

Had this gem for 5 months now. Bought like most for transferring older technology
to DVD "Ram" disks so if we need to we can delete them and re-use the disks.
( Gotta love re-usable media )
We have had no problems at all, started off copying our 20 year old 8 m/m
video cam tapes using the "record what's on screen" feature via connected
to our Panasonic TV.
This feature is great as you can record whatever you can input to your TV screen
from many sources, even games consoles, or pictures/images, stuff from mobiles etc
Now ploughing thro' our VHS tapes using the VHS to DVD option
( you can also record the other way around ) and if anything the picture quality
has improved a lot over the originals as if they have been filtered of a lot of fuzz ?
Having said that don't expect miracles,
you can't get a silk purse from a sow's ear LOL

DVD recording options are great, with the ability to set recording time from
1 hour to 8 hours per disk depending on what quality content you need.
We found setting it to long play ( 4 hr's ) we could record 2 x 2 hour sections
per disk with very acceptable quality results.
DVD edit facility has a shed load of options, such as splitting a long recording
into chapters,adding titles and best of all a partial delete feature so you can
edit out unwanted sections like advert breaks from Freeview recordings,
blank tape sections at the end of a vhs film, or when they slap the news halfway
through an evening film - Gr'rrr !!!
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, and does it well. 29 Jan 2009
Bought one of these machines a couple of weeks back and have been running it every day since. Purpose was to transfer tapes to disc, which it does, without fuss or bother. Straightforward to set up and operate, producing good copies. A nice bit of kit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Quaint bit of kit
Everything seems OK with this. All works well. Easy to set up. But it expects you to record TV to a VHS tape or DVD! How antiquated is that!
Published 11 months ago by W. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars MUlti region DVD & VCR Combi
A very rare find to get a combi recorder which will play region 1 DVD,s, and will also play Video Cassettes.
Published 15 months ago by Tom Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars If I was unhappy I would have told you
Please dont give me all of these requests - if I was unhappy you would have heard about it - regards - Don
Published 15 months ago by D MacPhail
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Make
Perfect if you have many old video tapes that you wish to transfer to DVD then to your Computer for further editing
Published 17 months ago by BERT
1.0 out of 5 stars foul-up in your dispatch department the recorder that I reeiceved was...
No experience of this model! I did order this model but was told that it was unobtainable now so the EZ49 was sent instead
Published 18 months ago by Davey David D H Davey
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. Carol Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing for someone not electronically proficient
For an octogenarian who has not been brought up in theworld of electronic equipment, the Manual leaves much to be desired with many terms too technical for a layman. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says!
Although the delivery was delayed (due to this model being discontinued) the new model was sent as acceptable alternative. Easy to set up and does exactly what it states. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Alan Jones-Bratt
5.0 out of 5 stars panasonic DVD and VCR combination
havent tried video to DVD recording yet. but individually they work well, great that i dont have to dispose of my videos.
Published 19 months ago by eilish
4.0 out of 5 stars Designed for people who want to keep their VCR's alongside their...
I wanted to keep my old Video recordings and not throw them on the scrapheap.This machine gives excellent quality for both tape and disc and is easy to use. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Roger
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