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Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK

Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK
alaScore 74

55 reviews

Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EZ485VK from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The reliability is also mentioned favorably. Views about the design and price are mixed.

usability, reliability, size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK Progressive Scan DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, VCR . DTV Transition SolutionPanasonic DMR-EZ485VK DVD/VCR Combo - DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, CD-RW, VHS - DVD Audio, CD-DA, DivX Playback - Progressive Scan - Black

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: M3rl3n (newegg.com)

Newegg & UPS are Awesome

 

It was supposed to arrive today, came yesterday!!

So far it looks like it will do everything I want it to do. I will post more as I work with it

Long startup, but there is a standby mode that will shorten that. According to the manual, you cannot record digital broadcasts to video tape, which makes sense, just need to use DVD-RAM disks

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: myvols2002 (newegg.com)

Update on previous review

 

Very glad that I bought this product.

Much better dvd recording quality than expected. Very little drop off in quality when recording on dvd from TV on the XP ( 1 hour ) SP ( 2 hour ) and the LP ( 4 hour ) modes with the EP ( 8 hour ) mode a little fuzzy but not as bad as I thought. VHS to...

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Dec, 2009
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Consumer review by: myvols2002 (newegg.com)

Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK Progressive Scan DVD Recorder with VHS VCR

 

Will be recording several dvd's from vhs. Will let you know if I have any troubles.

Only had a week but it seems to work real well. Records good. Great shipping time. Ordered on Sunday night and recieved it on Tuesday morning

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Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: mjholst (shopping.com)

I would return it if I could

 

This is very poorly designed. It won't allow taping digital broadcasts to VCR, but then doesn't support auto-finalize when recording to DVD! Unreal - if you want to record something but don't intend to watch it on that machine, you can only record it...

Very nice front panel controls

Cannot record digital broadcast to VCR, but, absolutely incredibly, no auto-finalize when

May, 2010

Consumer review by: frzz (shopping.com)

Read the Warranty!!

 

This machine works pretty good for me - while it is working!  But it freezes just too often - for no reason that I can see.

I have some older Panasonic recorders (no digital tuner) that work fine

I agree with other reviews I have read - the DMR EZ48/485V is a LEMON

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: cirripedia (shopping.com)

Good product, inept service

 

The product (Panasonic DMR-EZ485V DVDR/VCR) is a good product, reasonable set of features, but misleading on capability descriptions. Purchased unit due to change-over to digital TV.  However, the VCR cannot record the digital TV broadcast - this lack...

Reasonable set of features, good connections, digital ATSC turner

Does not record broadcast TV to VHS tapes, inept customer service

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: kdrsu (epinions.com)

Panasonic DVD Player DMR-EZ485V

 

Very disappointing. Panasonic was once my favorite brand name and now they are just another manufacturer of crap. Overstock, where I bought the unit from, has more caveats in their warranty than a politician has bs in his/her repertoire.1. The ...

It look good.

Save your money or buy local.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: big_dog_oesd (shopping.com)

Too many problems - I returned it. Don't waste your money.

 

After wasting an entire weekend trying to get this product to work, I finally gave up. Panasonic's help line had no advice except to send a brand new unit to a repair center in a neighboring state. I've had many Panasonic products in the past and was...

Nice set of features... if you can get them to work. Not worth the effort

Impossible to use. Buggy. Freezes/crashes like the worst computer you've ever had

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: big_dog_oesd (epinions.com)

Too many problems - I returned it. Don't waste your money.

 

After wasting an entire weekend trying to get this product to work, I finally gave up. Panasonic's help line had no advice except to send a brand new unit to a repair center in a neighboring state. I've had many Panasonic products in the past and was ...

Nice set of features... if you can get them to work. Not worth the effort.

Impossible to use. Buggy. Freezes/crashes like the worst computer you've ever had.

Jun, 2008

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 Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK DVD recorder is equipped with an SD memory card slot and USB terminal, which makes it easy to view photos from your digital camera. Just slip the SD card into the slot or use the cable to connect the camera to the USB terminal, and you're ready to enjoy a spectacular big-screen slideshow with family and friends. You can even listen to music recorded onto a USB device while viewing your photos.

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
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: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
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

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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