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Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ47

Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ47
alaScore 80

385 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability. The usability also gets good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the design and value for money.

image quality, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ47 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 385 reviews)

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Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK

 

Just when you thought DVD recorders had finally run out of life, the federal government stepped in to spice things up. Because of the looming analog TV cutoff date, all DVD recorders this year include digital ATSC tuners , which means you can tune into...

The Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK records video to DVD or VHS; it has excellent recording quality, including an outstanding LP mode; HDMI output up to 1080p; good DVD upconversion; an SD card slot; flexible custom recording speed; DVD-RAM compatibility with the...

Its ATSC tuner cannot deliver full HDTV resolution; no EPG or IR blaster to control other gear.

Despite a few ATSC limitations, the Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK delivers almost all the features and performance we look for in a DVD/VHS recorder.

Consumer review by:

"Will ruin DVD-RW discs, lock up on on DVD-R discs."

 

I bought both units, about nine months apart based mostly on CNET reviews, but dependability is horrible, unless you can live with it only working properly for no more than a few months.

DVD and VHS recordibg capbilities.

I bought both units, about nine months apart based mostly on CNET reviews, but dependability is horrible, unless you can live with it only working properly for no more than a few months.

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK

 

I bought both units, about nine months apart based mostly on CNET reviews, but dependability is horrible, unless you can live with it only working properly for no more than a few months.

DVD and VHS recordibg capbilities

I bought both units, about nine months apart based mostly on CNET reviews, but dependability is horrible, unless you can live with it only working properly for no more than a few months

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"Not what I wanted"

 

DVD's burned from programmed TV programs won't play on other DVD players. Clock won't set automatically and loses 30 seconds per week. DVD's burned from VHS won't play on other DVD players. Panasonic customer service isn't much help either.

Easy to program. Plays VHS and DVD ok.

Can't view burned DVD's on other DVD players.

Consumer review by:

"Not a bad piece of equipment but......"

 

Everything is as the other reviewers said but it doesn't do me any good as I cannot 'finalize' the newly created DVD. As par for the course, the manual is written in Japanese-American so its not the easiest to read. On page 10 3a, it says just to press...

Fairly easy to use

I can't figure out how to 'finalize' the new DVD

Consumer review by:

"OK while it lasted"

 

It was OK when I first got it other than when using the built in tuner to watch TV the picture would have lines in it like bad reception. I could record a show and play the DVD on another TV and the lines weren't there so I guess it was just a weak...

nice for putting home movies on to DVD

degrades the signal to the TV, does not last

Consumer review by:

"good recording tough to program"

 

As above, I love the quality of the recording but meandering through the recording menu is quirky and not obvious. I love the ease of the onscreen menu RCA and others have used and really wish Panasonic would use something similar. I have no solid idea...

good quality recording both VHS and DVD

quirky and akward programming

Consumer review by:

"Think twice before buying this unit"

 

I should have looked more closely at the using rating of 4.6 and not editors rating of 7.7.

I looks nice

Dont buy it

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK

 

As above, I love the quality of the recording but meandering through the recording menu is quirky and not obvious. I love the ease of the onscreen menu RCA and others have used and really wish Panasonic would use something similar. I have no solid idea...

good quality recording both VHS and DVD

quirky and akward programming

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EZ47VK

 

DVD's burned from programmed TV programs won't play on other DVD players. Clock won't set automatically and loses 30 seconds per week. DVD's burned from VHS won't play on other DVD players. Panasonic customer service isn't much help either.

Easy to program. Plays VHS and DVD ok

Can't view burned DVD's on other DVD players

Product Specifications

Bring back special moments and enjoy high-quality images. With a slot for your SD digital image memory card, you can create a slideshow of your favorite photos taken with your digital camera on your Pansonic plasma television. Simply press a button and One-Touch 2-Way Copying lets you transfer material from VHS tapes to DVD discs and vice versa. This means you can easily record your entire video library onto DVD for a collection that takes up much less space. During tape-to-DVD copying, there's also a handy function that reads recording start (VISS) signals on a tape and automatically creates thumbnails on the DVD discs. The Accutune Digital Tuner is a high performance hybrid tuner capable of receiving both digital and analog broadcasts. It uses a signal processor to effectively control noise and distortion, and its proprietary matching circuits allow it to transform and separate digital or analog signals. When digital broadcast signals drop out, generally the picture either disappears or becomes filled with block-noise, but the Accutune Digital Tuner produces a beautiful picture even under difficult reception conditions, such as when there are obstacles interfering with direct signal access. With twice the horizontal resolution (500 lines vs. the 250-line standard of many other DVD recorders) when recording in LP mode, you can fit up to four hours of recordings on one DVD (4.7GB capacity) and still enjoy crisp, vibrant and exceptionally detailed images. 1080p up-conversion with HDMI converts video images to 1080p digital resolution for sharp, high-impact images. Incredibly versatile and multi-format-friendly, you can record to and play back just about any DVD, including DVD-R/-RW/-RAM/+R/+RW discs, as well as DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R (dual layer), DVD+R (dual layer), CD, CD-DA and CD-R/RW (including MP3 files). With a Panasonic DVD recorder, never think twice about what disc you need. Panasonic DVD recorders are equipped with a high-precision progressive video processor that handles 30-frame progressive scan images on NTSC discs. This lets you enjoy high-resolution progressive playback of original DVD images. Tired of tangled wires? HDMI Simple Connection lets you connect your components with one cable, while EZ Sync HDAVI Control means you can connect your DVD player to your Panasonic components and control operation with one touch of your remote.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / DVB-T tuner / VCR combo/DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV/DVB-T
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.6in/3.3in
Height:13.6in/3.3in
Weight:11.7lbs/11.9lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-EZ475VK/DMR-EZ47V/EZ47VK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA/Panasonic DMR

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1
Type:Digital TV tuner

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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