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  1. Yamaha DVD-S2700 review

    Yamaha DVD-S2700 review

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    The DVD-S2700 is Yamaha's top-of-the-range DVD player, selling for considerably more than a high definition HD DVD deck, clocking in at a cool £900. Surely that's asking a bit too much, as many will be planning to upgrade to hi-def discs very soon?

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    Sony SLV-D930 review

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    The combination of DVD player and VHS recorder still makes a fair amount of sense. DVD is without doubt the best way of viewing movies on a television and VHS is an incredibly affordable means of recording

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    Arcam DV137 review

    Arcam DV137 review

    10  

    In the DV137, Arcam finally has a full-on 'universal' player that can cope with just about any disc type you can throw at it, apart from HD DVD, Blu-ray and DVD-RAM. It also has the technical prowess to deliver stunning picture and sound quality

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    Yamaha DVD-S557 review

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    The design is gorgeous. Available in black or silver, Yamaha has produced a square-cornered, slimline deck with a fetching orange LED display. It is a touch retro and makes a nice change from the usual designs of today

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    Panasonic DVD-S27 review

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    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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    Samsung DVD-HD945 review

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    Acouple of years ago, Samsung launched the DVD-HD935. This inexpensive player was groundbreaking, because it was one of the first at any price to sport a digital video output - DVI (Digital Visual Interface), in this case.

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    Harman Kardon DVD 22 review

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    Harman Kardon's DVD 22 is blessed with a beautiful design, sporting a chic black fascia and low profile.The subtle LED display and slimline disc-transport controls complete the minimalist look.

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    Philips PET1030 review

    Philips PET1030 review

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    We know that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but our first impression of the PET1030 was that it looked pretty slick. The new player features a streamlined design, thanks to the fact that the power supply is now integrated into the main unit, unlike on previous models.

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    LG DNX190UH review

    LG DNX190UH review

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    LG has a habit of producing feature-packed products at knockdown prices, and the £90 DNX190UH continues that trend. Its most interesting feature is the USB port on the fascia to plug in external flash memory devices and play photos or music files

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    Toshiba RD97DT review

    Toshiba RD97DT review

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    Toshiba has an impressive new lineup of DVD recorders fresh from Japan, and the first to wash up on UK shores - for an exclusive review in our megatest - is the RD97DT. It sports multiformat DVD recording, analogue and digital tuners, and - like all of its competitors except Sony - a healthily-sized 250GB HDD.

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    Samsung DVD-HR755 review

    Samsung DVD-HR755 review

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    Samsung learned an important business formula from the staggering success of its LCD TV range. Keen technology + stylish design = vast increase in market share. Hence the artistically sculpted and fashionably black DVD recorder displayed here

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    Pioneer DVR-LX60 review

    Pioneer DVR-LX60 review

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    It may be expensive, but Pioneer has gone a long way to justify the price hike. From the lustre of the black finish to the rigid build-quality, this looks and feels like a prestige product. It matches the best around spec-for-spec and adds in a CI slot and USB interface.

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    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

    Panasonic DMR-EX87 review

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    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

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    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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    Pioneer DVR-LX60D review

    Pioneer DVR-LX60D review

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    It is only about 18 months since manufacturers started putting Freeview tuners and HDMI outputs into digital recorders, but already it's almost routine. Pioneer's machines have usually been versatile, but they only had that magic combination from late 2006.

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    Toshiba D-R17DT review

    Toshiba D-R17DT review

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    As standalone DVD recorders go, the D-R17DT boasts a fairly impressive feature list, including 1080p, 1080i and 720p upscaling plus a built-in Freeview tuner - great value for money for £200

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    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

    Sony RDR-GXD360 review

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    Despite being launched towards the tail-end of 2006, the RDR-GXD360 is still the only standalone DVD recorder in Sony's current range, which shows how much faith the company has in it.It'll record onto four of the five DVD formats, the exception being DVD-RAM

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27 review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27 review

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    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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    Daewoo DRT-10 review

    Daewoo DRT-10 review

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    The most striking aspect of this DVD recorder is its price - Comet is currently selling it for just £130, which is very reasonable for a deck with a built-in Freeview tuner. But inevitably, the low price has impacted on the deck's design

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    Cambridge Audio Azur 540D V2 review

    Cambridge Audio Azur 540D V2 review

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    Cambridge Audio's Azur 540D is a mid-priced DVD player with an upmarket specification. It's marketed as the perfect combo to the 540R AV receiver. Build quality is similarly high and available in silver and black brushed metal finishes to match with the AV receiver.

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    Samsung DVD-SH855M review

    Samsung DVD-SH855M review

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    This black box recorder from Samsung has all the latest digital goodies packed inside, so it's strange to see such an old-fashioned design. Still, the DVD-SH855M may well appeal to those who like a bit of retro chic in their styling

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    Denon DVD-1720 review

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    Although it's far from the cheapest deck, unlike most of its rivals the Denon DVD-1720 boasts neither Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio playback, nor video upscaling. So, um, exactly what does it do?

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    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

    Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

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    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

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    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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