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Panasonic DMR-EZ28

Panasonic DMR-EZ28
alaScore 82

255 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The image quality and value for money also get good feedback.

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-EZ28 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ28

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 60 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ28 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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, design

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EZ28EB-K- Multi Format DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic DMR-EZ28EB-S - Multi Format DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - SilverPanasonic DMR-EZ28EB-K MULTI REGION DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ28

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ28 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, value for money, reliability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion

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Panasonic DMR-EZ28K

 

If you are a big fan of Panasonic, then you may want to give the Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD recorder a try. It provides a pleasant entertainment experience for DVD viewing and recording, and the product is backed by a trusted manufacturer. It has its...

Hybrid digital tuner records analog and digital programmingWatch slideshows or listen to music from SD memory card or USB driveVIERALink feature for seamless integration with a compatible TV1080p up-conversion to make the most out of your...

Does not play MP3

This progressive scan recorder features an integrated ATSC/NTSC tuner...

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Panasonic DMR EZ28K

 

The Panasonic DMR EZ28K does a good job of doing what it's supposed to: record TV shows and playback DVDs. This would be a good solution for anyone looking for a no hassle way of recording and playing back DVDs.

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Panasonic DMR-EZ28 DVD Recorder

 

Some DVD recorders that feature built-in Freeview digital tuners also sport internal hard drives as an alternative means by which to store your favourite shows and movies. However, the hard drive adds to the price of the device and the DMR-EZ28 from...

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King of the Junk

 

I deal with a whole lot of digi, resolution, and tuned up'ed tech stuff.. saw the EZ28K vs the Toshiba-DR570 and the latter beats the crap outta the Panasonic. If i was panasonic I would embarassed to put a product out like this..nothing but...

there is absolutely zero about this product, total piece.. worthless..spent 50 dollars less and get the toshiba 570

i spent it all on the pros.. nothing but a paper weight

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It does output digital broadcast at HD resolution!

 

I never paid much attention to DVD recorder until very recently, when I searched for a way to record HDTV programs off the air (I am done paying monthly fee for DVR or TiVO). And I seldom write product review. I just got my Panasonic DMR-EZ28K from my...

Good digital tuner - at HD resolution ; Good DVD 1080p quality ; Good DVD recording quality ; Supports DVD-RAM ; Includes many user-friendly features

1. It has to be off in order for scheduled recording to begin ; 2. When recording is taking place, you cannot change the channel. Fortunately, it has an RF out that allows me to connect a coaxial cable (pass-through) to my 52" Samsung

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Awesome Player - when it doesn't freeze up!

 

We purchased two units to get ready for the OTA switch to digital. We thought that two compatible units would allow us to use RAM disks and move between the player downstairs and the unit upstairs. The units are easy to set up and have a great tuner...

Great remote - works well with Television. Super quality upconvert of DVD's to near HD quality. Easy to set up programming, it does the heavy lifting

The unit has a tendency to freeze up and stop playing. Sometimes it locks up completely and has to be unplugged for 30 seconds. Firmware upgrade instructions were easy to follow but unit does not readily acknowledge the new load

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A very good DVD recorder for general use

 

This DVD recorder is connected to a Sony Bravia 1080p LCD HDTV through a HDMI cable. I planned to have this DVD recorder in place of a VCR in this digital age. I have used this DVD recorder since Jan. 2009 and have gotten used to its capabilities as...

I like the good quality of LP recording, digital tuner, HDMI output, DivX capable, full featured for recording

I had some issues with the non-intuitive text input for titles, resetting the recorder for playing disks, slightly complicated to use remote

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Great for converting old video tapes

 

We have a DVR to time shift tv shows so we do not use the digital tuner nor timed recording which has caused some other users problems. If what you want to is to convert old VHS tapes to DVDs this is a very easy unit to use for that purpose. We have a...

Ease of use and flex recording are very good

none found in our use of this machine

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Very Solid Product from My Experience

 

I bought the DMR-EZ28K in September 2008 and I've been using it for 5 months. I wanted to find a recorder that I could use to record television programs throughout the week. I have basic cable service and I wanted a recorder that had a built-in cable...

DVD-RAM media makes this work like a DVR, Clear QAM tuner picks up the free digital and HD channels from my cable company

Remote control takes some getting used to, I wish I could watch a different live channel while recording on another

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Not worth my time and effort to plug into my system!

 

Look some where else this system is terribly slow and not worth anything but a good kick down the stairs, really!!! It takes a tremendous amount of time to get the system setup. Surfing channels is not possible because this machine is so slow it may...

The HDMI rendering is good compared to not having any before

It takes a tremendous amount of time to get the system setup. Surfing channels is not possible it may take 2 seconds to render a channel. My Insight tuner is better than this twice as costly system! This is being returned ASAP

Product Specifications

By interpolating video data using proprietary algorithms, SD format data is up-converted to 1080 x 1920p HD format video data. This conversion increases the richness of the original data by almost six fold, producing the highest possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV. The high-performance hybrid digital tuner is capable of receiving both digital and analog broadcasts. And even when digital signals drop out because of interference with direct signal access, which makes the picture either disappear or become filled with block noise, the Digital Tuner still produces a beautiful picture. Connect your Panasonic DVD recorder to your VIERA flat-panel HDTV via an HDMI cable, and the TV channel setting information is automatically downloaded to the recorder. Once the Auto Preset Download is complete, the DVD recorder will keep whichever TV channel you're watching as its receiving channel. This means you can record the program you're watching by just pressing the Record button on the VIERA remote. With VIERALink

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:16.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:EZ28K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
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