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  1. Panasonic DMR-ES15 review

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    Panasonic's latest DVD recorder is a budget model that has a wealth of features that belie the price point. It does,however,have one glaring weakness,the lack of an RGB Scart input,which has brought down many a deck before .

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    Lite-On LVW-1105HC review

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    There's something appealing about mini-sized AV gear, and this diddy recorder from Lite-On is no exception. It's an attractive design and will appeal to many for that alone...

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    Sony DVP-NS9100ES review

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    Sony's 'ES' products represent the high end of the brand's product range, so you don't have to be a genius to figure out that the NS9100ES is currently Sony's flagship DVD player.

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    Philips DVDR3305 review

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    Philips'new range of DVD recorders sees some changes from older models.For a start,you can now record on both DVD R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. If this does nothing more than reassure potential buyers that they don't have to worry about a format war

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    Neodigits NeuNeo HVD2085 review

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    There's recently been quite a hoo-hah about upscaling DVD players, not least because they allow you to get more from your existing DVD collection while you wait with baited and belated breath for the onslaught of high-definition software...

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    Toshiba SD-P2700 review

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    Toshiba's SD-P2700 is a bit of a head turner. It's very slim and incredibly lightweight, even with the battery pack clipped on. Externally, it's finished in silver while the inside sports a two-tone look - silver disc bay and control panel buttons

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    Philips PET710 review

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    Small but perfectly formed,this is surprisingly weighty for such a tiny thing. On top of this the brushed metallic finish will keep your inner magpie feeling fulfiled. Open the sturdy lid and you'll find that if you push the screen back too far...

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    Panasonic DVD-LS85 review

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    Panasonic has decided to break new ground in terms of the appearance of its portable DVD players and opt for something different. It's gone for a two-tone shell - sliver base and gunmetal grey lid - and a hinge mechanism

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    Goodmans GDVD 100WLCD review

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    It's quite unusual for a Goodmans product to weigh in at the high end of the price scale, so you might be wondering just where this expense is hiding, since the outer casing has a slight plasticky feel to it. It is, however, neat, tidy and waif-like.

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    Toshiba D-R150 review

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    Toshiba has impressed of late with its higher-end HDD/DVD recorders, but just how good are the brand's budget boxes?The corporation's latest entry-level recorder is the basic D-R150, which sells for around half the price of its hard-drivin' brother

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    Toshiba D-R150 review

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    Despite its lowish cost,Toshiba's latest DVD-only recorder manages to include some interesting features, like a progressive-scan capable component output for the latest TVs, a zoom that works with TV/AV sources...

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    Sony RDR-GXD310 review

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    The impending switchover to digital-only TV highlights the issue of what to do with old videocassette recorders and even relatively new DVD recorders that don't receive Freeview. You can connect any digibox to recorders...

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    Panasonic DMR-ES20D review

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    If you are going to replace a video cassette recorder with a DVD recorder there is a confusing array of options. If you want one that makes Freeview recording easy, however, the field narrows to a handful,including Panasonic's DMRES20D.

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    Toshiba SD-P1600 review

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    Toshiba's portable DVD deck makes quite an impression when you first clap eyes on it. It's a gorgeous design, very compact and sleek, and is no bulkier than a Filofax (if anybody still knows what they are)

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    Philips PET1000 review

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    Philips' top-lining portable DVD deck has the feel of a micro laptop about it. It is fairly heavy (especially with the battery pack attached) and has a rather swish silvered finish to it.

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    NAD L53 review

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    As NAD's 'Music First' mission statement dictates, the L53 is primarily a CD player that focuses attention on 2-channel sound performance while allowing you to play DVDs and enjoy 'some' of the spatial sound effects of home cinema.

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    Goodmans GDVDR305DVBT review

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    Another Goodmans product, another incredibly long name. The GDVDR305DVBT (try saying that after a boozy lunch) looks much like any other budget DVD recorder on the outside, but delve deeper and you'll discover it's in possession of a rather neat selling point: the integrated tuner is digital rather than analogue

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    Panasonic DMR-ES20D review

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    At a time when electronics are constantly converging, it's surprising that more DVD recorders haven't opted to include a digital TV tuner. After all, digital recordings are easier to encode from digital broadcasts

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    Arcam DV79 review

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    A grand don't come for free, as the Street's Mike Skinneronce said, and it's certainly a lot of money for a DVD player. Moreover this isthe price you will actually pay, because of Arcam's limited distribution means

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    Sony RDR-HXD910 review

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    Sony is steadily improving its DVD recorders,avoiding the scramble at the bottom of the market by adding high-tech innovations.The RDR-HXD910 works with most types of discs and includes a large hard disk drive (HDD) for...

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    Sony RDR-HXD910 review

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    Having unpacked Sony's gorgeous looking RDR-HXD910 DVD recorder, wired it into my AV system and undertaken an idiot-proof installation routine ('Easy Setup' asks you plain-English questions about what you're using it with)...

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    Panasonic DMR-ES20 review

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    Until very recently, DVD recorders were scuppered by having analogue tuners - in other words, you were forced to either make do with dodgy 14:9 pics or rely on an external set-top box (connected via analogue Scart, naturally)

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    Sony DVP-NS30 review

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    Sony's budget deck is a slimline model with an uncluttered fascia that'll win admirers from the minimalist school of design. It isn't particularly distinctive, but there certainly isn't anything off-putting about the look

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    JVC XV-N322S review

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    This budget DVD player from JVC is a rather nice looking model, conforming to the design directive of the day - slimmness. Connections are okay.You get component video outputs for PAL progressive scan (very nice)...

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    Chili DVD-MX205 USB review

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    Umax has a new label out there. We've become used to the budget Yamada name, and now we have the Chili DVD-MX205 USB. This is a distinctively styled deck, with a split fascia, one half in silver, the other in black plastic

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