Panasonic DMRE50 & 55 what is different??

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  1. waz2004

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    Am I right in saying Panasonic DMRE55 is the current model which replaces DMRE50?

    It is just I noticed that sainsbury has the 50 model at similar price to 55

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    Yes - the main difference is the E55 has component output, progressive scan and DVD-Audio (2 channel) playback.
     
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    so is the 50 model obsolete?
     
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    Not obsolete, just marginally surpassed. If you getting a good deal on an E50 pick it up - but note you can pick up the E55 for £210 online (and about £250 in the shops) so don't pay over-the-odds for the E50!
     
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    Just seen the 50 model at sainsbury at 250 squids. Think i will give it a miss.

    Is the Pan 55 or Pioneer 220? model sufficient for recording vhs tapes onto dvd?
     
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    Either will do a good job. My preference would be for the Panasonic E55 as it has more features at the same price (the Pioneer 220 is closer in specifications to the E50, i.e. no PS, component, DVD-Audio). But if you need DVD-RW then the Pioneer won't disappoint.
     
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    Just bought the E55 at Costco for £165 (inc voucher discount) they had it at under £200 list

    Almost worth paying the membership fee to get one....

    TimBo
     
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    but isn't that excluding VAT. I looked at this deal, but then realised with VAT its actually a tad dearer than Richer Sounds and isn't multi region.
    It can be had for less then £200 multi region if you shop around.... and you won't need to pay a Costco membership fee!
     
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    But the costco ones come with the advantage of a 12 month Panasonic warranty where the multi-region richer sounds one doesnt, not sure I would buy a DVD recorder at the moment without the support of a manufacturers warranty.
     
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    I had a Panasonic replaced by Panasonic and it was a multi-region one from Richer Sounds. Why do you say that they wouldn't support it?

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    Dude

    p.s. The other difference between the e50 and e55 is that use of thumbnails on your recordings, that's only on the e55/65 models.
     
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    Because Panasonic officially don't offer a warranty on any unit supplied as multi-region. Maybe if theyre doing an exchange for one of their refurb units within warranty it wouldnt be checked as these exchanges are done through a third party company but any repairs wouldnt be.
     
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    They exchanged for a brand new model, I saw the invoice from Richer. Then Richer took another week to multi-region it. DOH!

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