Excellent working and cosmetic condition unit/ Grade: 9.8
Record Directly from TV External devices Like VCR, Camcorder. Memory card.
Normally we wouldn't give a DVD recorder without a built-in hard-drive a second look. Once you've experienced the simplicity of hard drive video recording and editing, it's hard to go back to recording on capacity-challenged removable media. But then we heard Panasonic was releasing a DVD recorder with a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner, as well as 1080p upconversion via HDMI and I decided it was time to give non-hard-drive based DVD recorders another chance The DMR-EZ28 DVD player/recorder is in the middle of Panasonic's new line-up, ringing in at $249.99 MSRP. It features HDMI upconversion of DVDs and internal broadcasts up to 720p, 1080i or even 1080p resolution. If you're wondering why they'd include a digital (ATSC) tuner on a standard definition recorder, well it can be summed up in two words: future proof. In 2009, when the FCC has mandated that analog TV broadcasts go offline, all of the standard NTSC tuners built into today's DVD recorders, TVs and VCRs will be obsolete. Oh, you'll still be able to record from a cable box or external set-top box, but you will no longer be able to tune in your shows and record them directly onto a hard drive, DVD or tape without the help of an external tuner. And yes, there are going to be a WHOLE LOT of "flashing 12:00s" on that dark day when the time codes built into over-the-air analog broadcasts suddenly disappear - POOF! Not so with this new Panasonic. Its built-in ATSC tuner will access any of your locally broadcast digital channels (standard def or high def), over the air or on cable, now and into the foreseeable future. And it will allow you to record programs onto any kind of blank DVD (DVD-RAM, +/-R, +/-RW) including higher capacity dual layer blank DVDs. After recording (and finalizing), discs recorded on this player can then be played back on the unit itself or on virtually any other DVD player. As to how it manages to do that, read on...
Content of package:
NEW Remote control
NEW HDMI Cable
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