Panasonic dmre30 owners?

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  1. ferris57

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    Hi folks, Ive been thinking about changing my old samsung dvd 709 for a while now. However, I have a few newer dvd players in the house (a limit and an xbox). I expected their picture quality to be better than my samsungs as its getting on a bit, but I found both were actually inferior-by quite a bit. And the 709 remains my main player. I have a 32" philips widescreen [no prog scan inputs :-( ] and a decent 5.1/dts set up. Ive been happy enough with the 709s picture quality to be fair, just fed up of the increasing numbers of "problem" disks.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short (well shorter) I'm about to buy a Panasonic dmre30 because I fancy a dvd recorder and I thought rather than spend 300 on a new dvd player I could buy this and kill two birds with one stone.

    Basically I was just wondering what the picture quality is like when using the dmre30 as a normal dvd player? Will I be able to replace my 709 at last with a worthy successor?
    Cheers guys.
     
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    I have the HS2 (which is the same as the E30 just with a HDD) and the quality is on a par with my Toshiba 210E. So no complaints (on a 36" widescreen set).
     
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    thanks mate.
     
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    Anyone had any problems with the e30 reading movie dvds of the shelf?
     
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    Mine is only R2 but it reads all of them properly, picture wise it's virtually identical to a Sony DVP-NS900 player but the sonics aren't as good, but then again the sonics are the Sony's strong point so an unfair comparison really. If you compare the E30 to the sub £400 players out there then it's definitely a match.
     
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    I just replaced a Tosh 210e with the E30 and the E30 is far superior. I used to get occasional background noise from the disc tray on my Tosh (with a disc in) but the Panasonic is silent. Only wish I'd gone MR though.

    If you want an E30 I'd hurry up and source one as a lot of suppliers are running out of stock.
     
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    hi Panasonic
    Model: DMRE30 - With Free 1.5m Scart
    Quantity: 1
    Price: £ 355.00

    Total: £ 355.00
    from sales@digital-point.co.uk
     
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    This is a rather old thread isn't it? The E30 has now been replaced with the E50 (although I grant you they are similar machines).
     
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    i can get an e30 brand new for £156!!!!
     
  10. Wayne Moule

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    Get an E50,like I did.The picture and sound,is as good,if not better,than my Sony 725,brilliant.That goes for recordings as well.

    The E50 looks better,with an improved layout and can play MP3's.

    You can get a multiregion one for £340,if you search.

    Considering S-VHS/D-VHS machines are/were a £1000 plus,this is an amazing price.
     
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    cyberman

    Where can you get a brand-new E30 for £156?

    Would you like to share this info for everyone?
     
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    no thanks, it was a couple of weeks ago and they only had one so i dount it is there, will look tomorrow
     
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    :rotfl: Charming!
     
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    I have the E50. The quality of recoding and playback is very good. I would have thought it would be better than any Samsung player.

    I have compared it against the Tosh 220E and also thought it had better picture and sound quality.

    I still dont feel it is as good as my old Pioneer player but there isnt much in it , not enough to keep the Pioneer connected up, it has gone up to the bedroom.

    I doubt you can pick up an E30 for £160 new but if you can take their hand off.
     

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