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Panasonic DMR-EZ27

Panasonic DMR-EZ27
alaScore 81

147 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good reviews.

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

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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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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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ27


alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ27 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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value for money

69% of the reviews on 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

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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

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I was skeptical to purchase this product because there were many disgruntled reviews, however I figured that most people that enjoyed the product normally don't take the time to write, so I couldn't base my opinion on that alone. I use the device...

This product is excellent. It records in amazing HD quality output, barely any difference. It is extremely user-friendly, and recording is a breeze

None that I have encountered

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Decent entry into a new breed of recorder


As one of the first generation of DVD recorders with the now required digital tuner it's far from perfect. If you only have VCR this would make a good replacement if you need something now. It won't be obsolete in a year. If you have a DVR this will...

ATSC tuner for digital broadcasts. Also has a QAM for any digital cable signals sent in the clear. Upconversion (but only over HDMI). Captures HD signals in the correct format which can then be squeezed onto a recording in anamorphic ratio. Watch a...

No EPG. Extremely slow startup and initial disc read times. Channel deletion has to be done from memory - no way to see which channel you are deleting from the lineup which is a pain if it pulls in 200 blank digital channels. Onscreen menus are fairly...

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Stay away


If it wasn't for the three returns this product would have been the best as for features. Nobody matches it!

This has all the features you would ever want. It is great in this area

I have returned it three times for exchange because of different problems. First the remote broke. The battery cover is very thin and breaks easily. Second time the whole system worked for about 1 day and then stopped completely to respond to any...

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I couldn't get the 1080p to work. Have fun!




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Maddeningly slow on powering on, slow to start playing, often requires reseting, avoid this product


Very sorry I purchased the Panasonic DMR-EZ27. It starts very slow, often will not open the tray meaning you have to turn it on/off several times to reset it and takes 30 seconds to 2 minutes to play. If you have lots of time on your hands to wait...

Once the machine actually opens the tray, the video quality is excellent

Slow, frustrating, very long power up process, long delays when starting to

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



Form Factor:Tabletop
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3/MP3 / PCM/PCM / MP3
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA/Panasonic DMR



TV Tuner

Reception System:NTSC