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  1. Panasonic DMR-EX773 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX773 review

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    If you're in the market for a no-frills DVD/HDD recorder, we think that Panasonic might just have the machine for you...

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    Panasonic DMR-EX99V review

    Panasonic DMR-EX99V review

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    In Panasonic's latest AV wonder, digital recording coexists happily with a bygone analogue era called VHS

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    Panasonic DMR-EX78 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX78 review

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    The latest in a best-selling line, Panasonic’s DMR-EX78 is its first UK DVD/HDD recorder with DivX playback. Also new is Freeview Playback, which delivers PVR-style functionality. Other key attractions include 1080p upscaling via HDMI, a 250GB hard-disk (for up to 441 hours of recording), a USB port for playing photos and MP3 files stored on memory devices, FireWire for digital camcorder dubs, multi-format DVD recording and the neat ability to act as a music jukebox. It’s enough to make any AV fan salivate.

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    Panasonic DMR-EX768 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX768 review

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    It may be Panasonic’s entry-level DVD/HDD recorder, but the smart-looking DMR-EX768 delivers all of the essentials. Unless you’re living in an area without usable Freeview coverage, that is; this budget marvel, like the rest of Panasonic’s digital-ready range, lacks an analogue tuner.

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    Panasonic DMR-EX88 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX88 review

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    The DMR-EX88 is one of the first DVD/HDD combis to boast a Freeview Playback badge, which means it not only boasts an integrated Freeview tuner and 7-day EPG, but it can also record an entire series at the touch of a button. It'll even detect schedule changes, clashes or split programmes automatically, which makes it a very versatile recording solution. A few other combis offer some of these features, but the Playback badge is your guarantee that it does the lot.

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ47 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ47 review

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    Getting kitted-up for the high-definition age is crucial, but what about all those VHS tapes you're loathe to discard? Combi decks have been around for a while, but Panasonic's newest is aimed squarely at owners of flatscreen TVs

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ47V review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ47V review

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    In the corrupted words of Mark Twain, 'reports of the death of VHS are greatly exaggerated'. A number of high-profile brands are still making videotape players, although they tend to be combined with hi-tech digital recording to add some up-to-date credibility.

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    Panasonic DMR-EH60D review

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    It's incredible how quickly DVD recorders have adapted since their debut a couple of years ago. It's also surprising how few recorders have an RGB Scart input for a clean feed from cable, Sky or Freeview boxes

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    Panasonic DMR-EH60D review

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    Big-name manufacturers are finally getting the message that it makes sense to build Freeview tuners into digital recorders.While some recorders still don't include RGB inputs to get the best analogue connection from digital TV set-top boxes

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