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Panasonic DMR-EX768EBK Freeview+ 160GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder 1080P Up-Conversion - Black

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  • 160GB HDD with Max 284 Hrs Recording Time
  • DVB-T Tuner
  • Freeview Playback: Pause Live-TV, Series Link with grouping View, Accurate Record, Schedule Change
  • New Viera Link with Direct TV Record
  • 1080P Upconversion
  • New Picture Processorwith Adaptive Noise Reduction
  • HDMI 1.3 with Deep Colour
  • Super Multi Format Rec + Play
  • 1-sec Quick Start
  • 500 Line LP Mode

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  • Product Dimensions: 31.6 x 43 x 5.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
  • Item model number: DMR-EX768EBK
  • ASIN: B0015M0MSC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,022 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Panasonic

Freeview Playback

Freeview Playback
All of 2008 Hard Drive models have features designed to make TV recording super convenient, including detection of schedule changes, series recording and the ability to pause live TV.
Pause Live TV
Pause Live TV lets you freeze TV programmes just like pausing a DVD, by selecting "Pause Live TV" on the VIERA Link menu. With VIERA Link you can even access Pause Live TV from the VIERA remote control. The TV programme is temporarily saved on the hard disk drive so you can watch the rest of the programme, precisely from the stopped frame, at a later time. * When 8 hours have passed since the programme was recorded, the image is deleted in successive 30-minute lengths. * This function is available for Panasonic products that support VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 3).

Deep Colour

Deep Colour
DIGA is Deep Colour ready, which means they can reproduce images with 12-bit, 4,096-step gradation. You enjoy exceptionally rich, naturallooking colours, with smooth, detailed gradation and minimal colour banding (the TV must also be Deep Colour compatible).

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.

DVB-T Adaptive Noise Reduction

DVB-T Adaptive Noise Reduction
The DVB-T Adaptive Noise Reduction detects and removes the block noise that is unique to digital broadcasts. It helps deliver beautiful pictures with minimal noise.

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.

Box Contains

  • main unit
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • 1 remote
  • instructions
  • mains
  • audio visual cables
  • RF cables


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    Verified Purchase
    Good, as usual with Panasonic.

    Its main advantage over other disc recorders is that the LP mode (allowing you to put about 4 hr 15 mins onto a DVD) has the same 500 lines of resolution as the SP mode which makes it very economical. I can't tell the difference on my (relatively small screened) TV between LP and SP and consequently usually use the former. Possibly there is a noticeable difference on larger screens.

    A slight disappointment is that the inbuilt Freeview receiver doesn't seem quite as good as my old external Panasonic TU-CT41 box.

    A step backwards is the abysmal "Guide Plus" EPG which replaces the old Freeview guide. It has space-wasting and distracting high contrast adverts on the left (mostly for BBC magazines) which change frequently making the whole thing so difficult, slow and unpleasant to use that I've reverted to using my external box for programme information.
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    The EX768 has replaced my ageing Panasonic EH50, which although much loved, couldn't record from my new Sony freeview telly without being very fiddly.

    Panasonic have a good reputation with their DVD recorders, and this unit can only strengthen it. Anyone who already owns a "Panny" will instantly feel at home as the design structure of the menus and navigation is identical to previous models - clear, intuitive, and quite attractive.
    The major addition to their latest releases is a Freeview tuner. Once you set up and switch on for the first time, it will automatically search and store channels. You can flick through the channels with the EPG, which is where the Panasonic falls down a little.
    Instead of a digital EPG, only a Guideplus EPG is provided. This achieves the same end result, but the programme data isn't updated as regularly and the interface looks more rudimentary and basic than Panasonic's user interface (mentioned earlier). Oh and there are adverts on one side of the screen.
    The features available are excellent. You can record one episode of a programme or an entire series with a few button presses. If you record a film which is split in two, for the news for example, the Panasonic will automatically cut it out. Whilst recording, you can watch another recording on the hard drive or DVD. There is a selection of recording qualities from XP to EP.
    The Panasonic's editing facilites are as good as ever, with the ability to name, erase and create chapters and playlists. When transferring to DVD (permanently), there is also a choice of menu screens to use.

    The remote is well laid out and uncomplicated, though the responsiveness could be better. The good news is that the flimsy scroll wheel from past units has been removed.
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    This is my very first DVD recorder, and not owning one before I did not know what to expect. I did my research in depth and found using specs and customer reviews that this was the one for me....

    I do not regret the decision to buy this at all. A very competant machine indeed.

    It was set up and recorded within about 10-15 minutes from me opening the box, so very easy in terms of set up. Very good recording quality, and I like the whole "sky plus" set up, picking the programme you want to record and within seconds it has been set to record.

    If you are looking for a DVD recorder with hard drive, this is the machine for you!
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    Brilliant peice of equipment, have always been a "Sony" fan, and all our electronic equipment has been Sony until now, but the Panasonic EX768 and which is connected to a Sony Bravia TV, we purchased because of its good reviews, we can't fault it in any way. Whether using it for recording onto discs, onto the hard drive, playing music CD's or looking at photos, it is excellent. It is quiet, quick and easy to use, all in all, highly recommended.
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    I have had my new Panasonic DMR-EX768EBK for nearly a week now. Let me start off by saying that it was delivered promptly, is in good condition, and does everything it is supposed to do.

    There are however, some strange and irritating features.
    1. This is the first remote control I have seen with no evidence of a Mute button. Nor does Mute appear in the index of the manual.
    2. It will record without subtitles unless you figure out how to, and tell it to do so.
    3. Once you have recorded with subtitles, you cannot switch them off.
    4. According to the manual, it has a high speed copy, but I haven't found out how to use it yet.
    5. But the most irritating of all, is that there is an advert in the Guide screen. This is really annoying because:
    5.1 This is not a cheap item, like my PVR which has a 2-week guide and no advert
    5.2 the advert cannot be removed
    5.2 The Guide is not as good as the PVR because the Advert takes up too much of the screen
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    Plugged this into my Panasonic 42" HD TV and was amazed by the picture quality of the recordings. Very easy to set up and use. The other big wow factor is the Upconversion of normal DVDs to 1080p the difference in quality is very noticeable. So much so that I I've stopped buying the more expensive Bluray disks for my PS3.

    The only negatives are that there is no HDMI lead in the box and that the manual is a bit confusing, which seems to be a Panasonic trait.
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