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Panasonic DMR-EH52

Panasonic DMR-EH52
alaScore 79

475 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, image quality, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EH52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-EH52

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EH52 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, image quality, value for money, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMREH50 Multi-Format Compatible DIGA DVD Recorder with 80GB Built-in Hard Disk and SD SlotPanasonic DMREH50 Multi-Format Compatible DIGA DVD Recorder with 80GB Built-in Hard Disk and SD Slot

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMR-EH52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EH52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, image quality

reliability, design

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EH50S DVD Recorder with 100 GB Hard Drive RecordingPanasonic DIGA DMR-EH50 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-EH50S

 

A svelte DVD recorder with a 100GB hard drive, Panasonic's DMR-EH50S impresses on many levels. In our tests, it produced excellent videos recordings w...

Excellent images, no compression artefacts, easy to use TV guide

No firewire, scheduling restrictions

The DMR-EH50S makes high-quality recordings and is easy to use, but some users may not like the TV Guide On Screen program guide.

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Panasonic DMR EH50 DIGA DVD Recorder with 80GB built-in Hard Disk

 

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-EH50 review

 

Panasonic's latest DVD/HDD recorder is the £400 DMR-EH50, which has an 80GB HDD capable of storing up to 142 hours of your favourite TV programmes (in its 8-hour EP recording mode)

High-seed dubbing otions ; Multi-format recording ; Packed with features

No HMDI or i.Link orts ; lacks MPEG-4 video recording &am ; layback

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMREH50 review

 

Panasonic's DVD/hard drive recorder is workmanlike in every respect -- an excellent unit, but one that needs another upgrade to increase the hard drive size and add a Freeview tuner. As it is, the EH50 offers compatibility with most disc formats and a...

Ease-of-use ; Design ; Component video outputs ; Most recordable disc formats supported

No i.Link/FireWire input ; Needs a bigger hard drive capacity ; No Freeview tuner

If you stick to the top two recording tiers, recording quality is also very good. At the XP level, recordings are completely indistinguishable from the original broadcast, but at this level you can only fit 1 hour per disc. Certainly, LP mode results...

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Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

The DMR-EH50 offers exceptional playback and recording options, although some small quirks do detract from the overall package.

Records to multiple DVD formats ; Good recording quality ; Multiple inputs

Can't downsample HDD recording quality ; Scrollwheel annoying ; Complex menus

The scroll wheel on the remote is a cute idea, but in actual use we found it a bit clunky and slow to respond. We also hit a problem in some menu functions with it, as there's a natural inclination to hit the enter key to stop track seeking, where in...

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Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

Manual does not inform you that this DVD has a software package which I had to download from Panasonic site and install to correct errors in the original software.

Good quality recording and playback, but very complex procedures

Manual is poorly written and omits some important features

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Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

I have had one for 3 years. It now has stopped working properly. Takes 20-30 seconds to react to a command. Sometimes it will allow me to sched a prog, sometimes it will not respond.

Playback pictures are very good

remote is complicated to use

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Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

This is the second DVD/DVR's i've owned, the first being the phillips HDRW720, which I had nothing but problems with. The EH50 has been great. Easy set up and recording and I had no problems with Bresnan Digital Cable. The User Interface could use a...

100 GB hard drive, great recording quality, high speed recording, Free TV Guide

Horrible User Manual (luckily its fairly ease to use), No pause/rewind live TV function

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Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

Easy scheduler. Produces good quality DVDs. HDD very useful. Realively easy to remove commercials from off air broadcasts

Omnipresent TV Guide interface whether used or not (I don't). When creating and combining chapters, leaves a chapter "marker" when one is not desired

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EH50

 

Seems to work ok in the manual mode. I live in the Raleigh area and the TV Guide will not load from Time Warner digital. Panasonic needs to provide an instructional DVD with the unit. Most frustrating trying to follow the manual.

Many formats and large HDD

Terrible documentatilon

Product Specifications

Improved horizontal resolution in LP mode renders images twice as sharp as last year's models, delivering up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution. A new 12bit Analog-to-Digital converter provides high bit, high rate sampling to convey even subtle nuances and produce smooth, beautiful recordings with astounding depth. What's more, this model has the PAL Progressive Scan feature, so you can enjoy highly detailed, high-resolution playback. The DMR-EH50's built-in SD Memory Card slot and SD viewer for JPEG images allow fast, easy networking and file sharing between the DVD Recorder and many Personal Computers, Digital Cameras and Video Cameras, and other SD-enabled A/V devices, such as Panasonic's line of fully integrated VIERA Plasma Displays.

Built-in Display

Type:Fluorescent

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8in
Height:2.5in
Weight:9.7lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-EH50/DMR-EH50-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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