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Panasonic DMR-EZ28

alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ28. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EZ28 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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81% 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-K- Multi Format DVD Recorder With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMR-EZ28

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the design, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, size

reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion (2004 Model)Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD Recorder with 1080p Upconversion (2004 Model)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

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...

May, 2009

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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.

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Randym Customer (newegg.com)

DMR-EZ27K

 

Buy or build yourself a home theater computer ... instead My Panasonic was always well cared for never abused, in fact it was seldom used (maybe 120 hours tops .. over $2 an hour to use it, FAIL) the DMR-EZ28K looks to be the same unit ... Pray your...

It is the most connectible unit on the market and had wonderful upscaled picture and sound. Had all the inputs and outputs I would ever need ... also DVD-RAM, and a digital tuner. It did have some annoying operational delay issues I learned to live...

A few days after the warranty ended .... It became a big piece of uselessness!! First the ATSC tuner failed (the analog still worked) ... Now the DVD portion failed too ... Sent to Panasonic service depot kept it for a long period of time ... out of...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Jamieson J. (newegg.com)

DMR-EZ27K

 

Buy or build yourself a home theater computer ... instead My Panasonic was always well cared for never abused, in fact it was seldom used (maybe 120 hours tops .. over $2 an hour to use it, FAIL) the DMR-EZ28K looks to be the same unit ... Pray your...

It is the most connectible unit on the market and had wonderful upscaled picture and sound. Had all the inputs and outputs I would ever need ... also DVD-RAM, and a digital tuner. It did have some annoying operational delay issues I learned to live...

A few days after the warranty ended .... It became a big piece of uselessness!! First the ATSC tuner failed (the analog still worked) ... Now the DVD portion failed too ... Sent to Panasonic service depot kept it for a long period of time ... out of...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: js1952 (newegg.com)

Not reliable

 

My next unit will be a different brand.

Easy to use and set up

I've had 2 of these now and each time the tuner burned out after a year and a half (naturally right after the warranty expired). The units tended to freeze up for no apparent reason and occasionally didn't record a scheduled program

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: judd s. (newegg.com)

Not reliable

 

My next unit will be a different brand.

Easy to use and set up.

I've had 2 of these now and each time the tuner burned out after a year and a half (naturally right after the warranty expired). The units tended to freeze up for no apparent reason and occasionally didn't record a scheduled program.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Sidney M. (newegg.com)

Nice DVD Recorder, but...

 

Panasonic just didn't give the screw a complete turn on this model.

Records very nicely.

No Eject button on the remote. An HDMI input would have been nice.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: smt (newegg.com)

Nice DVD Recorder, but...

 

Panasonic just didn't give the screw a complete turn on this model.

Records very nicely

No Eject button on the remote. An HDMI input would have been nice

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: � jayjay jrý (circuitcity.com)

sdcard

 

we do not find on sd card slot in dvd recrder in photo. goog performance.

Jul, 2010

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

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Header

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: Yes

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital