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New Panny DVD recorders

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Zor, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Zor

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    Press release by Matsu****a. Details of the new DMR-E100H, DMR-E200H.

    As you can see the auto censor is also inserting **** in the URL so you will have to fill in the gaps yourself unless a moderator can help out. :lesson:
     
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    Zor
    I wish they would change the company name slightly !

    I must say I am happy with my Panasonic E50.
    It appears to handle even £3 DVD-RAM's with no problem, and GOLDIN DVD-R's with no problems at all.

    The only minor problem I have is with 1 DVD it will not play, but 1 I can live with.

    The only thing I would say is we do not always receive the full range of japanese products, and we usually end up waiting.....
    I gave up waiting for the new version of the HS-2 HD version of the recorder which was supposed to have an 80GB drive.

    This is the next model I believe we will receive, but hopefully I am wrong.

    Steve
     
  3. Zor

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    Panasonic Adds Two New DVD Recorders
    With HDD To DIGA Lineup
    -- Another step toward making DVD-RAM the global de-facto DVD recording standard --



    (DMR-E100H, DMR-E200H 28KB)

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    Osaka, Japan -- Matsu****a Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., known for its Panasonic-brand products, announced today it will launch two new DVD recorders with built-in hard disk drives. The Panasonic DIGA models DMR-E100H and DMR-E200H both will arrive in the Japanese market in August, while the DMR-E100H will be introduced worldwide in this autumn. These new models feature an SD Memory Card slot and a PCMCIA card slot, which can accommodate an adapter for other common flash memory card formats.
    The DMR-E100H, with a 120GB hard disk drive, will be introduced in the Japanese market on an open-price basis, while the DMR-E200H, with a 160GB hard drive, will be priced at 198,000 yen.

    "There are advantages to recording on DVD-RAM discs over VHS tapes for features such as high-speed random access and the Time Slip function," said Tokikazu Matsumoto who is in charge of Home AV Business in Panasonic. "DVD recorders with a hard disk drive are also becoming popular because of their longer recording time. Since the DVD-RAM discs can be used to store all kinds of photo, video and other information from the hard drive, these new DIGA recorders are the best solution for consumers who want the best in home video recording."

    "The multimedia recording capability of DVD-RAM discs, including their ability to store JPEG data for digital photos and MPEG2 video data, is a key advantage over other DVD recording formats," Mr. Matsumoto said. "Our Panasonic E100H and E200H also add even more features -- like MPEG4 video recording onto an SD Memory Card."

    With its 120GB hard disk drive the new DMR-E100H can record up to 160 hours of video in EP mode. The E-200H can record up to 212 hours of video on its 160GB hard drive.

    The DMR-E100H and E200H are ideal for compiling personal movie libraries or for archiving, preserving, cataloging and enjoying family videos. These new models can be used for storing and playing back digital video (in MPEG2/MPEG4 file formats) and photos (in JPEG/TIFF file format)*1 from a Panasonic Multi-AV Camera (D-snap) with an SD Memory Card slot or PCMCIA card slot*2.

    One remarkable feature of the DMR-E100H and E200H is that they can record MPEG4 image data at the same time that they are recording MPEG2 data to the hard disk. They also can transfer MPEG data to an SD Memory Card at high speeds for storage or use in other devices. For example, you could transfer a recorded TV program from the DMR-E100H to an SD Memory Card, and then use a Multi-AV Camera, like the Panasonic D-snap, to view the program away from home. Also, moving pictures and still photos recorded by a Multi-AV Camera (D-snap) can be transferred to the DMR-E100H via an SD Memory Card for editing or storage on the hard disk. The DMR-E100H and E200H can also convert MPEG2 data to MPEG4 and copy it onto an SD Memory Card in a single step.

    One touch of a button is all it takes to record data from the DMR-E100H or E200H hard disk drive to a DVD-RAM or DVD-R*3 disc at high speeds*4. Recording goes at a fast 12x normal speed to a DVD-RAM disc or 24x normal speed to DVD-R*5 (both in EP mode). For example, a one-hour program can be recorded to DVD-RAM in just 5 minutes or to DVD-R in just 2.5 minutes. You can also record from a DVD-RAM disc to the DMR-E100H hard disk drive.

    Two unique features of the models, made possible by DVD-RAM, are simultaneous play and record and Time Slip, both of which are also available by using the hard drive. For example, users can watch the recorded program from the beginning, while continuing to record in progress.

    The Panasonic DMR-E100H and E200H feature a DV input terminal to allow direct transfer of images from a digital video camcorder to either the DVD-RAM disk or the hard disk drive.

    Thumbnail display of contents is also available for recording to a DVD-RAM or DVD-R*6 disc. Since each scene is displayed with a thumbnail image, it's easy for users to select the sequence of scenes they want to play back. This function also allows easy editing without the need for a personal computer.

    In addition to these features, the Panasonic DMR-E200H has broadband receiver capability, which can enable access to the internet through broadband connections like cable TV and ADSL. This also enables the E200H to utilize an Electronic Program Guide to find and record programs, which is even remotely programmable by using a compatible mobile phone.

    The DVD video recording technology used in the DMR-E100H and E200H complies with the DVD-RAM recording format standardized by the DVD Forum. DVD-RAM is becoming the de-facto standard format for recordable optical disk media. DVD-RAM provides a single format for computer and video-based applications. The format offers high storage capacity on removable media, high-speed data transmission, exceptional picture and sound quality, fast random-access memory, and rewritability up to 100,000 times.

    As the popularity and applications of digital video expand, there is increasing consumer demand for digital equipment and media that can record and store high-resolution digital images. The Panasonic DMR-E100H and E200H are the ideal choices for today's expanding digital media environment.


    About Matsu****a Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Matsu****a Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic, National, Technics, and Quasar brand names, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronics products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated sales of US$61.7 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. Matsu****a's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, New York (NYSE:MC), Pacific, Euronext Amsterdam, Euronext Paris, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf stock exchanges. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/top.html

    *1 The DMR-E100H and DMR-E100H are compatible with JPEG still images that conform to the DCF standard.

    *2 The appropriate PC card adapter is required to use a memory card. The DMR-E100H and DMR-E100H are compatible with the SD Memory Card, MultiMedia Card, Compact Flash, Smart Media, mobile hard disk, and other flash memory cards.

    *3 DVD-R media is recognized as being compatible with most existing DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. Ability to play back DVD-R discs is dependent on the condition of the recording and the disc itself.

    *4 Recording from the Hard Disk to a DVD-RAM or DVD-R Disc cannot be used with images for which only single-generation recording is allowed. When recording these images to a DVD-RAM disc, the original image on the hard disk is erased.

    *5 Record from the hard disk onto a DVD-RAM and DVD-R (X4 speed disc) quickly.
    Recording at 24x normal speed is possible for one program. Programs recorded in XP mode also can be recorded at 24x normal speed only when the audio is recorded in the AC3 format.

    *6 Finalizing DVD-R disc is needed.

    Specifications subject to change without notice.
     
  4. Rasczak

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    This will be brilliant when it arrives it here. With luck we'll be able to have a style Digiguide programme that we can use 'Smart Searches' on to automatically record wanted programmes.
     
  5. Zor

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    Picture here of the DMR-E100 on the Panasonic Europe site. For details it links back to the UK site which has no details. Not bad for Panny as they seem to be very slow listing new products on their web sites.
     
  6. azzo

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    I am confused about panasonics naming convention.
    Is this a model up or down from the HS2.
    i.e. Why are some models called 'DMR-E100/50' and one called 'DMR-HS2'

    Azzo.
     
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    Afraid not... the swearword filter is software based and can't be overridden by us mere mods :( :blush: ;) It's just one of those things you'll have to live with...

    I will ask Spectre if the word can be included someway in the filter. Seem to remember a similar thing happening with "Scunthorpe" in the past! ;) :)

    K.
     
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    No we are not getting the E80 or E90 - Panasonic are going straight to the E100. There have been numerous models released in the US that we haven't had here, the original E10 for example. It doesn't really mean much other than we are slightly behind the US in getting the technology so some 'corners' are cut. If your interested in what models Panasonic sell in the US have a look at Amazon.com (who list most of them).

    AV Land always well over-price on new model with a not yet announced price - and they frequently aren't the cheapest by any stretch of the imagination. We'll probably see it appear for £800 on most online stores like the HS2 did. If the Pioneer DVDR/HDD combo really appears at sub-£700 (and I think that is far from certain - especially when their DVD standalone is £520) then I'm sure a fairly prompt price cut will occur as well.
     

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