PANASONIC DMREZ27 DVD RECORDER WITH FREEVIEW AND HDMI UPSCALLING @ RICHER SOUNDS FOR £99.95 - HotUKDeals
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A Review here http://www.epinions.com/content_378579291780

"Solid value for money with an exceptional TV tuner." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.

Panasonic have produced the DMREZ27 with an eye on the future.

Perhaps most reassuring of all is that the DMREZ27 is a multi-standard recorder meaning that the type of blank disc you use doesn't matter; whether DVD-R, -RW, +R, +RW or RAM, the DMREZ27 will work with them all. Equally impressive is the playback capability, with the latest Panasonic easily being able to handle 16x-R, MP3 and JPEG from -R and dual layer discs, compatibility simply isn't an issue.

The next feature that stands the DMREZ27 in good stead for the future is the HDMI interface with 1080p upsampling. Not only is HDMI the best quality connection you can get for replaying your films on TV, but it is made all the more impressive by the up-sampling technology. Effectively, when connected to a suitable High Definition TV, this gives standard DVD an added dimension and extra realism that approaches the standards of HD-DVD. Furthermore, should you connect your DMREZ27 to one of the latest Panasonic TVs, then you'll also benefit from a whole host of interconnectivity via "VIERA link".

Finally, to ensure that this recorder won't be affected by the analogue switch off in a few years time, the DMR-EZ27 is fitted with a digital, Freeview tuner. As you'd expect, this digital tuner features an easy to use 7 day electronic program guide - making recording even easier. Yet where this recorder pulls ahead of rivals is in its digital tuner design. Panasonic have realised that not everyone gets a perfect digital signal, and have therefore designed the tuner to produce a stable picture even when the signal is poor - such as when it's reflected by large surrounding buildings.

If you're new to DVD recorders then, fear not, for despite being feature packed, the DMREZ27 is still easy to use: "Super Easy" menu systems see to that. For a DVDR that you can feel confident about buying, the Panasonic DMREZ27 deserves to be on your short list.
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#1
direct link to the review
#2
link to the "US" manual download. Not sure if there are any differences from the UK model.

You don't need to enter an email address to get the download
#3
"Panasonic have produced the DMREZ27 with an eye on the future."

Thats why they don't include Divx compatibility then?

Don't get me wrong, this is a good price, and the Panasonics are great (I've had one for getting on four years now), but even the most basic supermarket DVD recorder/players now play Divx.
#4
Joe Scaramanga
"Panasonic have produced the DMREZ27 with an eye on the future."

Thats why they don't include Divx compatibility then?

Don't get me wrong, this is a good price, and the Panasonics are great (I've had one for getting on four years now), but even the most basic supermarket DVD recorder/players now play Divx.


Not sure if this is a UK/US difference but the review says...

"The EZ27 is DivX certified and can play DivX format, including DivX 6. I tried some of the Divx-encoded videos I had and it played them successfully. "
#5
goodgrr
Not sure if this is a UK/US difference but the review says...

"The EZ27 is DivX certified and can play DivX format, including DivX 6. I tried some of the Divx-encoded videos I had and it played them successfully. "



Could be different in the US.

The Richer Sounds spec says it doesn't play DivX, and I've read elsewhere that NO Panasonic DVD players/recorders do (although I've seen some high end £300+ that do)
#7
Is this multiregion?
#8
I received this recorder from Amazon this morning (paid £117), and it wouldn't play discs. Kept giving a message that the machine could not read the disc (tried several movies), and if I put in a blank recordable dvd, when I tried to record I would get a message that it was a non-recordable disc. I called Panasonic, they said it was defective, and I already had ParcelForce come get it.

It was meant to replace a different model Panasonic that I bought last year that was having problems. Guess what kind of problems? It would say it couldn't read discs, and would lock up while recording. While it worked it was a great machine, but problems with two models has made me wary of Panasonic and I wouldn't buy another.
#9
HDMI upscaling? I thought most decent HDTV's do that themselves, and if so wouldn't the two clash somehow?, so can u turn the upscaling off for either the TV or DVD recorder?, or say the upscaling wasn't as good as what the TV can do itself?, could you end up with a poorer picture?, etc, etc.....lol :/
#10
DJMike247
Is this multiregion?


Looks like you can make it region free however not as simple as some other players.

Have to use a universal reote capable of sending the player the right codes or a PC emulating one.
#11
trd
HDMI upscaling? I thought most decent HDTV's do that themselves, and if so wouldn't the two clash somehow?, so can u turn the upscaling off for either the TV or DVD recorder?, or say the upscaling wasn't as good as what the TV can do itself?, could you end up with a poorer picture?, etc, etc.....lol :/



If you don't send the TV an appropriate amount of information it will fill in the gaps. If the player sends the right information the TV doesn't need to. Some TV's will be very good at it, I have a Sharp Aquos that does a great job and some DVD players do a poor job (I had an asda £20 model that went in the bin). I don't know how good a job of upscalling this machine does.
#12
While I already have a panasonic right now, it would be nice to upgrade, but missing Divx or a hard drive for recording is not much of an upgrade.

I think this may be worth looking into:
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&submenu=&menu=&product_id=25029&session=14859df6f33175c9c2a4353c5230d18e
#13
http://techdocs.panasonic.co.uk/docs/1z4835b9c8z3z24bddz656ez706466z23zdbe62201c51e1d64e893ad5201549da0bc18a6b6/tsn2/data/ALL/DMREZ27EB/OI/774498/rqt8856-b.pdf

UK manual

Page 59:

Discs that Cannot be Played
2.6/5.2 GB DVD-RAM, 12 cm
3.95/4.7 GB DVD-R for Authoring
DVD-R recorded in DVD Video Recording format DVD-R (DVD-Video format), DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL recorded on another unit and not finalised (➔ 72)
Discs recorded with AVCHD format
DVD-Video with a region number other than “2” or “ALL”
Blu-ray, HD DVD
DVD-Audio
DVD-ROM, +R 8 cm, CD-ROM, CDV, CD-G, Photo CD, CVD, SACD, MV-Disc, PD, [COLOR="Red"]DivX Video Disc[/COLOR], “Chaoji VCD” available on the market including CVD, DVCD and SVCD that do not conform to IEC62107, etc.
#14
Guys (and gals), It's probably better getting one with a Hard Disc Drive. We have one, and it's brilliant. No more faffing around trying to find which disc your programme is on..
#15
trying to buy a cd player from richer sounds always out of stock probably be miraculously in stock when £10 voucher expires!
#16
thanks

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