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The Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK is a progressive scan DVD player/recorder from Panasonic's 2008 lineup.

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Pros

upconversion to 1080p is smooth and clear, no artifacts

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runs very quietly, can barely hear that its on while playing

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My husband found it very simple to hook up.

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menu design is intuitive, easy to navigate without instruction

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remote control is comfortable, button layout is intuitive

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commercial skip feature on pre-recorded broadcasts works consistently

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auto-scan finds all analog and digital channels the first time every time

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The index feature allows going from recording to recording without having to manually search.

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Cons

Thereis a learning curve, but what technology doesn't?

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recording in widescreen is only possible when using DVD-RAM

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To eliminate the problem the unit needing repaired/replaced, I purchased a two-year warranty for either immediate replacement or a loaner for $30 from Best Buy.

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Yes, it's slow but I think that's because it is packed with electronics.

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The Panasonic DMR-EZ485VK is a progressive scan DVD player/recorder from Panasonic's 2008 lineup and is an upgrade to the DMR-EZ28K since it includes a built-in VHS VCR.  The device includes a built-in hybrid digital tuner that can receive both analog and digital broadcasts.  It features technology for up-conversion of SD format data to 1920 x 1080p video format to provide HD image quality.  The DVD recorder also offers multi-format recording and playback compatibility including dual layer and rewriteable DVDs and supports Dolby Digital 2-channel audio recording.  The DMR-EZ485VK includes both an SD memory card slot and USB terminal for viewing photos off a camera or streaming music from a USB device.  It also features Panasonic's VIERALink technology for easy connection and synchronization with a VIERA flat-panel HDTV and offers a variety ports including an HDMI output.  The DVD recorder comes with an HDMI cable and has a retail price of $340.

Features/Specs
  • Progressive Scan DVD Recorder
  • Built-in VHS VCR
  • 1080p Up-Conversion
  • Hybrid Digital Tuner
  • VIERALinkā„¢ Technology
  • SD Memory Card Slot
  • Dolby Digital 2-channel Audio Recording
  • Super Multi-Format Recording & Playback
  • USB Terminal
  • HDMI Cable Included
  • Playback Compability: DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-R(DL), +R/+R(DL)/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW
  • Recording Compability: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW, +R, +R(DL), +RW
  • Inputs: 2 x S-Video, DV, 2 x Composite, 2 x Analog Audio
  • Outputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x Component, 2 x 2ch Audio, 1 x Optical, 2 x Composite
  • Dimensions: 3-5/16" x 16-15/16" x 13-5/8"
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