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Panasonic DMR-EZ27

Panasonic DMR-EZ27
alaScore 80

197 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

usability, image quality, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EZ27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ27

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 42 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ27 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, image quality

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EZ27 - Multi Format DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic DMR-EZ27 - Multi Format DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic DMR-EZ27 - Multi Format DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ27

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ27 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, reliability, design, size

value for money

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EZ27/DMR-EZ27K Up-Converting 1080p DVD-Recorder with ATSC TunerPanasonic DMR-EZ27K Up-Converting 1080p DVD-Recorder with ATSC Tuner

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD recorder

 

As we transition from analog to digital television broadcasts, Panasonic releases a new DVD recorder with built-in digital tuner that will allow it to continue working past 2009 when analog broadcasts go off the air.

I won't lie. I miss the lack of a hard drive on this video recorder. But apparently including both a hard drive and a digital tuner in a digital video recorder would inflate the price astronomically due to content protection issues. Panasonic isn't the...

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Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-EZ27 review

 

Can Panasonic stay at the front of the pack?

p>Performance Expensive features User-friendliness</p

p>No DiVX playback or slot</p

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Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

 

Punchy performance from no-nonsense, upscaling deck

p>1080p upscaling Multiformat compatibility User-friendly </p

p>Uninspired design No memory card support No DiVX playback</p

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine

 

The EZ27 may lack a hard-drive, but with 1080p upscaling, a Freeview tuner and excellent picture quality, it's bargain recording at its best.

It may not have a hard drive but the DMR-EZ27 has everything else inside, and it's all top quality too. Get rid of your Freeview box and your DVD player and sling this under your telly instead

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Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB review

 

If you want to record TV shows to DVD, Panasonic's DMR-EZ27EB is ideal for your needs -- it looks good and recordings are of a decent quality. If you're looking to upscale DVDs, however, you might want to look at some other offerings, and possibly...

Styling ; Quality of recordings ; HDMI connection

Layout of front panel controls ; Lack of hard drive ; Difficult menu system

If you do just want to record the odd programme to DVD, however, maybe as a favour for a friend or relative, the EZ27EB will be more than adequate for your needs

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Panasonic DMR-EZ27EB

 

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.

Excellent upscaling, High-quality recording

Very expensive

This deck's recordings in the top quality modes are superb and playback is also excellent. It's a shame it's a bit pricey

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Panasonic DMR-EZ27

 

Although Panasonic's DMR-EZ27 can claim 1080p upscaling, it's different from its rivals as it's also a DVD recorder. That's one more massive feature for your money than the Yamaha or the Marantz, but does its picture performance compete with the...

DVD recording; upscales TV broadcasts; easy to use; densely defined images

Some picture noise and stuttered movement

Consumer review by:

Dummy

 

I don't have this item I just wanted to let people know the dummy below who writes about his HD problems is because 1080i is the highest resolution one will get with ATCS broadcast

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What can I say?

 

Before buying, I browsed all the previous comments. A lot were negative, but it had the features I was looking for, so I took a chance. Overall, it was well worth the money. There are some drawbacks, and ideally I would like a DVR with built in HD, but...

Time Slip, Commercial Skip, Guide, DVD-RAM capable, has Digital tuner and with a HD Antenna, you can cancel cable/dish and enjoy free HD quality local channels. I definitely recommend that you buy DVD-RAM discs with this unit for day to day recording

Recorder Scheduling(Unit must be powered off for scheduled recording to take place)

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Good for my purposes

 

Purchased at a retail store. I do not have a HDTV so I can not comment on its clarity. I am using s-video and optical with no problems. I only purchased it so I can get rid of my VCR and use it for recording the occasional program I do not want to miss.

Does what I need it to do. Better then a VCR. Scheduling is easy and recordings are of a good quality. HD tuner and HDMI output

Long start up time, thought something was wrong the fist time I turned it on

Product Specifications

The Pansonic DMR-EZ27K is a Progressive Scan DVD recorder with SD slot, Accutune digital tuner, 1080p up-conversion with HDMI, EZ Sync HDAVI control & HDMI Simple Connection and 2x LP horizontal resolution (500 lines). 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 on your Pansonic plasma television. 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. 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 when recording in LP mode, you can fit up to four hours of recordings on one DVD 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. 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 images1 on NTSC discs. This lets you enjoy high-resolution progressive playback of original DVD images.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.9in
Height:2.3in/23.2in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-RAM / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3/MP3 / PCM/PCM / MP3
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-EZ27/EZ27K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA/Panasonic DMR

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

TV Tuner

Reception System:NTSC
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