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Panasonic DMRE65 review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by videonasty, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. videonasty

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    Has anyone got a link to a review of the Panasonic DMRE65? I'm interested in this model & I'd just like to read some info about it, also any input would be sweet? :thumbsup:
     
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    The Panasonic E65 is a good machine - the WVWE and HCC reviews haven't been uploaded yet but it scored 5/5 in both. The advantages of the E65 over the cheaper model (the E55) are:
    - iLink (for digital camcorders)
    - PC and SD Card Slots (for digital camera JPEGs)
    - LPCM recording (ideal if you want to record lots of music)
    So if these are features you want then the E65 is a great machine to consider, otherwise go for the cheaper E55.

    Is there anything specific you want to know - perhaps about other potential choices or your specific requirements? Have you considered a HDD/DVDR combo?
     
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    Thanks for the info :thumbsup: To be honest I'm looking for a good quality DVD Recorder & this model keeps popping up. I will mainly be using it to record from Sky & Terrestrial TV, so if this player is the best for that price, I'll go with that.

    CHEERS
     
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    The Panasonic E65 is a good quality recorder and will do what you want well. However note that it's re-writeable media format is DVD-RAM - this is an excellent format and offers lots of features - but is largely incompatible with other DVD players. This is only really a problem if you want to play your recordings in an upstairs DVD player. For long term archiving the E65 also records onto the universally compatible DVD-R media.

    If the above is no issue to you then go for the Panasonic E65. If it does matter then consider the Pioneer 320 or Sony GX300.
     
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    Are there a list of players the media won't work on?

    Also if I recorded onto DVD-R, will I be able to use on other DVD players?

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    Can I record of TV & Sky with the Pioneer 320 OK?
     
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    Yes of course.

    There is the best chance of it working - it is THE most compatible DVDR format. DVD-R is over 95% backwards compatible with DVD players - although there are one or two older machines that won't read it.
     
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    Do you know what format the recording on the DVD-R is i.e. can I transfer any recorded stuff from the DVD-R to my PC for editing or archiving?

    thanks.
     
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    DVD-RAM records in 'VR' mode and DVD-R records in DVD-Video mode. Why not consult my thread PC GUIDE: DVD-RAM (inc DVD-RW VR Mode) To DVD-R for some advice. You can import content from DVD-R just as easily although it is a bit of a waste of a disk.
     
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    Cheers Rasczak, excellent thread, with good advice - as usual!
     
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    Can you connect the E65 to a PC using the firewire socket (ilink) ? If so, is it possible to send mpegs from the PC hard disk to the E65 to copy it to a DVD ?
     
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    No - I don't think so - I have tried an iLink connection between Panny DVD recorders and a PC before (albeit with the old HS2) and could never get it to recognise it. The new generation might be different but I doubt it. Why not just pick up a cheap LG DVD Multi burner instead?
     
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    Yes I think it's time to replace the DVD writer in my PC for one that can read RAM disks. Thanks
     
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    Rasczak.
    Do you know if there's any difference in the recording quality between the E50 and the E55? Aside from the fact that the E55 does 8hrs are they the same in xp, sp and lp?
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but your help would be much appreciated.
     
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    The E55 does have an updated MPEG encoder so yes there is a difference between the two. However the difference is so minimal that you would struggle (very hard) to notice it. At XP to FR90 (and even down to SP) I doubt it would be possible to tell the difference to be perfectly honest. The E55 will record slightly longer at full resolution than the E50 - upto about 2hrs 45mins as opposed to 2hrs 30mins.

    If this asking with a view to upgrading then then answer is that it is not worth it.
     
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    Thanks Rasczak :smashin:
     

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