Panasonic DMR-EH69 320GB HDD Multizone DVD Recorder
This DVD recorder will record television shows so that you can watch them at your convenience and copy them to a DVD. You can also use it to copy DVDs in their entirety. Its 320GB internal drive has capacity for 70 hours of HD television or 560 hours of regular resolution programming.It can record to the internal hard drive or directly onto a DVD disk. It includes a TV tuner so can record analog or digital signals plus input from any device that you can plug in like a camcorder.The recorder can be used to convert PAL VHS tape to PAL DVDs so you can get rid of those old VCR tapes and store them in one place or copy them to a DVD disk.
Because it has a hard drive the recorder allows you to pause live television—you go back to see the point you wanted to see then fast forward to the live broadcast again. The recorder converts regular resolution DVDs to 1080 pixel resolution so they look like high definition. As with other recorders you can edit the recording as well, meaning you can skip over the commercials.
The recorder comes with a VIERA Link so that you can control your television and remote control from one remote control. Plus it has a jukebox feature so that you store your music along with the titles there. Finally you can attach a camera via USB cable or display pictures from an SD card. The multizone feature means that you can play DVDs regardless of the region from which the DVD was purchases (for example the USA and Europe use different codes).
The description of the device on Amazon.com says the device is not intended for use in the United States (it is sold by an international reseller and not Panasonic nor Amazon.com) but reviewers there report it works there with no issues if you select PAL instead of NTSC when you set it up. Also there would be no warranty if you buy from this reseller, but that should be no issue if you have confidence in the Panasonic brand.
The electric plug is the European and Chilean style but you can get an adapter easily and cheaply—there is no issue with the voltage; it’s just that the shape of the plug is different than the USA and Canada.
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