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  1. Panasonic DMR-EX75 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX75 review

    10  

    Instantly setting out its stall, the DMR-EX75 offers upscaling via an HDMI output, up to 720p or 1080i resolution and then fills out one of the most impressive CVs we've seen. As well as the HDMI output, this deck has comprehensive socketry

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    Panasonic DMR-EX85 review

    10  

    Panasonic is, arguably, the king of DVD/HDD recording. Many of its machines have passed through HCC's Tech Labs and they've all impressed without exception.Essentially, the brand's success is down to getting the basics right

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    Panasonic DVD-S97 review

    10  

    The transformation of humble DVD players into full-scale entertainment centrepieces continues with machines like the DVD-S97. Panasonic has made a big push to get compatible technologies into a wide range of its products.

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    Panasonic DMR-EX95 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX95 review

    10  

    At first glance, this is as comprehensive as a combi should be. It has a 250GB hard drive, a DVD recorder, VHS VCR and even an SD card slot

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    Panasonic DVD-S53 review

    Panasonic DVD-S53 review

    8  

    Panasonic has gone all-out on the 1080p upscaling front this year, putting the feature into several of its DVD recorders and this player. The DVD-S53 is no one-trick pony, though, and offers a list of other tempting features

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ45 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ45 review

    8  

    For many people there is a good reason for hanging on to VHS technology - a large library of tapes that they want to either keep watching, or transfer to DVD. The Panasonic DMR-EZ45 is aimed primarily at the latter

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    Panasonic DVD-S27 review

    8  

    The budget end of Panasonic's current DVD range looks to be in good hands if the spec sheet of the DVD-S27 is anything to go by. Despite the price, Panasonic has included multi-format compatibility and an excellent complement of features

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    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    10  

    For a long time, Panasonic has packed more features, bigger hard drives and wider format compatibility into its DVD recorders than anyone else, but the playing field has recently levelled with other brands matching them spec-for-spec

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    Panasonic DMR-EX85 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX85 review

    10  

    The latest combi recorder from Panasonic is a powerful and flexible recording platform, blessed with many desirable attributes - so will it prove irresistible? The basic spec certainly seems so

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27 review

    10  

    Taking a look at the feature list, things start to look ominous for the competition. Headlined by an HDMI output with full 1080p upscaling (plus 1080i and 720p, of course), this is a deck designed with flatpanel TVs in mind

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    8  

    Just because the DVD/HDD recorder combi recorder has captured the nation's imagination, it doesn't mean that the humble DVD recorder has been consigned to the AV dustbin

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    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    10  

    The HDD/DVD recorder combi continues to rule the roost in the home recording arena and Panasonic's previous releases have underlined the Japanese company's fine pedigree.

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    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    10  

    The latest HDD/DVD recorder combi to roll off the Panasonic production line is the gorgeous DMR-EX87. It has a 250GB hard drive, can record onto any type of blank DVD, and delivers fantastic results at whatever it turns its hand to

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    10  

    There's been an explosion of interest in digital recorders of late, and hybrid models that feature the flexibility of both DVD and hard-drive recording have proved the most popular, but the market still has space for standalone recorders

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    Looks like we've a cocksure DVD recorder on our hands here. Straight off, the Panasonic DMR-EZ25 confidently ticks all the right boxes for connections and flexibility, then nonchalantly serves up a wealth of extra features for good measure

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    Looks like we've a cocksure DVD recorder on our hands here. Straight off, the Panasonic DMR-EZ25 confidently ticks all the right boxes for connections and flexibility, then nonchalantly serves up a wealth of extra features for good measure.

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    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

    Panasonic DVD-LX97 review

    8  

    Panasonic was first to launch a portable DVD player in the UK, and has a great pedigree in the market. The DVD-LX97 is the flagship model in its latest range and its features list reads like a glossary of AV technology.

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    You've got to hand it to Panasonic, the Japanese manufacturer is currently at the top of its game when it comes to producing DVD/HDD recorders. The secret to its success is simple...

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ25 review

    9  

    The DMR-EZ25, with its distinctive sloping front panel, is the first model of Panasonic's new range to combine the advantages of a digital tuner and upscaling (720p/1080i) HDMI output

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    Panasonic DMR-ES15 review

    8  

    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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    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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    Panasonic DMR-ES20D review

    10  

    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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    Panasonic DMR-ES20D review

    10  

    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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    Panasonic DMR-ES20 review

    9  

    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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    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

    Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

    8  

    It's only worth holding out longer if you want built-in Freeview, an EPG, highercapacity dual-layer DVD recording or an output for HDMI displays. If you're not bothered about what this affordable Panasonic omits, then you can't do better at this price.

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