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The Panasonic DVD-S48 is a basic progressive scan DVD/CD player with multi-format playback capability.

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Pros

Compact form factor is easy to fit into pretty much any home theatre setup

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Inexpensive way to read multiple formats for media in different regions

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Inexpensive for progressive-scan playback

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Cons

Hit-and-miss playback of burned/recorded DVDs, especially with different media formats

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Frequent errors when trying to read digital formats (DivX, MOV, MPEG) on USB media

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PAL titles may not adapt to screen aspect ratio properly and require zoom

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Relatively low-resolution playback (max 420p) and no HDMI or S-Video out, considering Blu-Ray players can be had for slightly higher prices

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The Panasonic DVD-S48 is a basic progressive scan DVD/CD player with multi-format playback capability. As such, the DVD-S48 is capable of handling DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs while offering commercial DVD playback. Additionally, the DVD-S48 sports a digital cable tuner and a USB port.

The DVD-S48's multi-format playback capability allows it to read most common video media formats from any user-created DVD. Similarly, the DVD-S48's USB port allows it to view jpeg image files common video files directly from a USB storage drive, even allowing for jpeg slideshows with accompanying music. Meanwhile, the DVD-S48's digital cable tuner allows it to be used as a source for digital television transmissions.

Features
  • DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW and DVD+RW compatible
  • Integrated digital cable tuner
  • USB media playback
  • CD playback
  • Slim design
  • Energy Star certified
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