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Brand: Panasonic
Located in: DVD / VCR Combo Units
The Panasonic DMR-EZ47V features 1080p digital video up-conversion, HDMI 1.3 output and SD Card slots for viewing and transferring JPEG or TIFF formatted still photos. DMR-EZ47V recorder comes equipped with Super Multi-Format recording and playback technology for compatibility with all DVD and CD formats. EZ-Sync(TM) HDAVI control is provided in the DVDs for one-touch operation of Panasonic high-definition plasma TVs and other home-entertainment components. A DVI input performs lossless transfer of camcorder videos to DVD, and resolution-doubling long-play recording.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
3 stars
(based on 1 review)
Promises Much, Delivers Some
By MarkMVerified Reviewer from Olympia, WA on 11/26/2007
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
High Quality Picture
Difficult To Use, Inconsistent
Best Uses:
Describe Yourself:
Tech Savvy
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic DVD/VCR Combo Unit HDMI 1.3 Output - Featuring 1080p Digital Video Up-Conversion:

Many of the reviews I read, before I purchased this DVR, didn’t tell the whole story. How many times do you have to reset or reboot your DVR? Nearly once weekly, it stops responding to commands entered from its remote or from buttons on its face and so I have to reboot this DVR. Sometimes, that means actually having to unplug it from its power source.Sometimes, when chasing playback is engaged, it mangles the recorded audio so badly, you cannot understand the audio track at all. Other times, it fails to record the center channel (dialog) and only records the background audio.If you forget to leave enough space to record the program, on the DVD-RAM disk, it attempts to record without an indication something is amiss. But, on playback, you realize you have recorded video, but no audio.My $40 DVD player will allow you to stop, remove a DVD, and then replace it (even days later) and pick up where you left off. In fact, it remembers the last location on the most recent 30 disks placed into it. This DVR? It forgets where you were, on the disk, the moment you stop and remove the disk. This means, if you need to clean a DVD, in the middle of a movie, you have to figure out where you were, once you return the DVD to the player. That’s just bad design. If [$] can’t pay for this feature, how much does Panasonic need to charge?Large status messages appear on-screen, in the middle of playback (both commercial and disks it records) for no reason. Sometimes those messages flicker on and off once every 60 seconds or less. Panasonic's customer service cannot assist.When this DVR records, it records great. The reviewers were right on that point. It makes a nice recording, if it functions correctly. Upscaling quality is first rate. You had just better make sure the program you’re recording will be re-aired, because there’s a decent chance the recording you’re making right now will be botched in some way. Contact Panasonic’s customer service and they’ll tell you to reboot the DVR, but that won’t solve the problem. They’ll tell you to buy new HDMI cables, but that won’t solve the problem, either. They’re fishing and their DVR isn’t yet ready for the real world.If I were you, I’d wait until someone perfects a DVR with a hard drive that includes a digital tuner and does the thing the Panasonic DMR-EZ47V and DMR-EZ47BK say they do, but actually do not.Too bad. I really wanted to like this DVR. Now I cannot wait for someone to come along with something better. Even with a firmware upgrade, mine is going back to the factory, for servicing. 'Glad I saved the receipt.

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