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Panasonic DVD-S48EB-K Multi Format Playback DVD Player with USB (Old model)

by Panasonic
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Region Two Playback Only

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 42 x 11 cm ; 1.4 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: DVD-S48EB-K
  • ASIN: B004U94EAE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,603 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

This high-speed, high-precision circuit converts DVD video signals using 4-times oversampling for progressive scan playback and 8-times oversampling for interlace scan playback. The high-density conversion process results in clear, beautiful pictures with high resolution and high S\/N ratio.DVD-S48 lets you enjoy photos (JPEG) and music (MP3) saved into USB memory.The narrow width allows the player to fit neatly onto a TV rack. Packaging materials are also more compact and lighter, to reduce both transportation costs and CO2 emissions

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Panasonic 17 July 2011
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What a splendid piece of kit! Easy to operate, good reproduction of images on our existing TV, great value for money too! What more could you ask?
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this Panasonic DVD player for my 78 year old mother, who wanted one that was simple to use. The DVD player comes with a decent remote (twin AAA batteries supplied), a composite three phono AV lead and an installation user guide. The rear of the DVD player has SCART, 3 component [Pr/Pb/Y] video, 1 composite video and twin stereo audio phono sockets. There's no HDMI socket (The alternative Panasonic S68 model has an HDMI socket). You have to buy your own SCART or component lead if you wish to use that with your TV, both of which are preferable to the component lead supplied. The lack of hi-def digital HDMI is no problem for us, as a Blu-ray DVD player would be far more desirable than this budget DVD model for larger sized hi-def TVs (24" plus).

The DVD player has USB2 video playback via a USB2 data key, and it can play MP3s and show photographs. It can also play PC DVD+/-R/RW DVDs, SVCDs and music CDs. It can rip music CDs to the USB2 data stick. It plays our Datawrite Titanium DVD-R video disks, whether created by our Panasonic DVD recorder or the PC/Nero. There player has auto-standby, a sleep timer and JPEG, MP3, & DivX support via the USB2 data stick. The remote is easy to use and read, and has all standard functions, plus Zoom, Audio (language), Eject DVD and Subtitles buttons. The multimedia features offered here can't compete with a WiFi enable Blu-ray player, but they are useful additions for casual use. However our player is used pretty exclusively for playing commercial Region 2 DVDs. DVD picture quality is good on our small 22" TV, being similar to FreeView. The DVD tray and player all work promptly enough, with a simple LED display showing what the player is doing, e.g. the words 'Open' or 'Load', or play time elapsed.
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101 of 108 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Review of DVD player 25 Jun 2011
I purchased this DVD player for 2 reasons; 1. It had only just come onto the market. 2. It was a Panasonic and therefore a quality brand.
When playing back DVDs the picture quality is very good, but the problem comes when playing back certain shop bought DVDs and all of my DVD -R.
What happens is firstly the sound drops out for a second or so and then as the machine is further onto the disc the sound drops and the picture freezes for a second. It appeared to do this at intervals of every 60 second and sometimes at 90 seconds.
I exchanged my model 3 times and every player did the same thing.
There may have been a faulty batch sent to England, but it maybe a manufacturing fault. I therefore returned the players and I am now in the process of looking for a replacement.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good basic DVD player 5 Aug 2012
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Being only a basic machine I was not expecting very much. However the picture quality is excellent and the sound quality as well. The controls a re very easy to use and being a Panasonic I expect that the build quality will be just as good. I purchased it for the bedroom so it is perfect fo my needs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 8 Sep 2012
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This is great. I got it for myself on my birthday. It arrived very fast. I am VERY happy with the product. It works great, the quality is amazing. I definitely recommend it to everyone. The price was also great. Cheap and great. Definitely worth buying.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable quality, Multi regional code 2 Jan 2012
I purchased this after having problems with a Toshiba unit. I spent a little extra and chose the Panasonic DVD-S48.
Once unboxed and set up I thought I would try some of my region 1 dvds as I had noticed there are some multi region units available. Unfortunately this unit is not multi regional out of the box. I searched the internet for a multi region code and discovered the following was sucessful with my unit:

This hack requires the S48 remote plus a universal remote configured for the S48 with a separate 'Pause' button (or another Panasonic DVD remote with a separate 'Pause' button may work).

I used One For All URC 7562, prepared as follows:

1. Select DVD device on remote.

2. Hold magic button until the DVD button blinks twice.

3. Enter device code 0490 (DVD button blinks twice)

Neither the 'Play/Pause' nor 'Frame' buttons on the S48 remote work for this hack.

1. Power on.

2. Open tray.

3. Using the S48 remote press Audio, 1, 9, 8, 2, Subtitle

4. Using the other remote (URC 7562) press Pause.

5. Using the S48 remote press 0.

The DVD front panel should now show the text "on".

If so, the DVD is region-free.

Hope this is of some help.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Marks 24 Sep 2011
Another quality product from Panasonic. A slimline Multi Format DVD/CD Player with USB. The picture quality through my standard definition Panasonic tv is amazing.The remote is typical user friendly. At the price this player represents excellent value. Top marks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD Player 16 Feb 2013
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Already have a Panasonic Video Recorder/Player and a Panasonic Television, so it had to be a Panasonic DVD Player. Excellent value for money and plugs straight into the TV and away we went.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very practical machine.
Published 9 days ago by chris bradshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Panasonic
Have had it a little while, and found it excellent, it dfoes allow me to watch in another room if I don't like what's on the box. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Y. J. Mcfarlane
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value for the money
Nice and simple with some good features. looks good and works well. Great value for the money what more can I say.
Published 5 months ago by kr
4.0 out of 5 stars dvd player
Works fine. Didn't know it was an old model until after I got it. Nice and eady to operate. Bla bla bla bla bka
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic DVD Player
Looks good, slim and very stylish. Played one DVD on the system on arrival. Happy with sound and picture qualities. Good stuff. Love it so far.l
Published 9 months ago by davidoginni
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic DVD player
Just what I wanted. A no fuss DVD player and a good price.Very slim and pleasing to look at.It arrived 2 days after ordering it!
Published 10 months ago by bryn euryn
1.0 out of 5 stars USB but no HDMI?
Title says it all really. I really can't understand the logic in not having an HDMI socket. As far as I know this isn't that 'OLD' (it can't be as it has USB) so what's the deal. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Dani
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple to use DVD player, and good value
I got this for my mother, who needed a less complicated DVD player. It was very good value. Being able to play video from a USB stick was an added bonus. We are very happy with it.
Published 14 months ago by Jeremy Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
Should have bought this years ago. Did not realise cost had come down so much. Easy to use out of the box.
Published 14 months ago by D. G. Bartley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Panasonic
I swear by Panasonic products always reliable and they always look good.
This was a present and yhe recipient loved it as well.
Published 15 months ago by mrs m p yates
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