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Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder - DMREA18K

Abt Model: DMREA18K | UPC Code: 037988256600
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1080p Up-Conversion/ Simple Recording And Playback With VIERA Link/ Digital Camera Connection With SD Memory Card And USB Cable/ Super Multi Format Recording And Playback/ Auto Drive Select/ Black Finish/ ETA- Late May 2009
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Product Details

Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder - DMREA18K

Features:

  • High Picture Quality 1080p Up-Conversion
  • Simple Recording & Playback with VIERA Link™
  • Digital Camera Connection with SD Memory Card and USB Cable
  • Super Multi Format Recording and Playback
  • Auto Drive Select

Specifications:

  • Playable Type
    • DVD DVD-Video
    • DVD-RAM
      • DVD-VR
      • JPEG
    • DVD-R1/-RW1/-R (DL)1
      • DVD-Video
      • DVD-VR (DVD-RW only)
      • JPEG (DVD-R only)
      • MP32 (DVD-R only)
    • +R1/ +R (DL)1/ +RW Video
    • CD, CD-R/RW4
      • CD-DA
      • MP32
      • JPEG
  • Recordable Discs
    • DVD-RAM
      • Ver. 2.0 2x Speed
      • Ver. 2.1 2-3x Speed
      • Ver. 2.2 2-5x Speed
    • DVD-R5
      • Ver. 2.0 1x Speed
      • Ver. 2.0 1-4x Speed
      • Ver. 2.0 1-8x Speed
      • Ver. 2.1 1-16x Speed
    • DVD-R (DL)5
      • Ver. 3.0 2-4x Speed
      • Ver. 3.0 2-8x Speed
    • DVD-RW5
      • Ver. 1.1 1x Speed
      • Ver. 1.1 1-2x Speed
      • Ver. 1.2 2-4x Speed
      • Ver. 1.2 2-6x Speed
    • +R
      • Ver. 1.0 2.4 x Speed
      • Ver. 1.1 2.4-4x Speed
      • Ver. 1.2 2.4-8x Speed
      • Ver. 1.3 2.4-16x Speed
    • +R (DL)
      • Ver. 1.0 2.4 x Speed
      • Ver. 1.1 2.4-8x Speed
    • +RW
      • Ver. 1.1 2.4 x Speed
      • Ver. 1.2 2.4-4x Speed
  • Recording Format
    • DVD-RAM DVD Video Recording Format
    • DVD-R, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW DVD-Video Format
  • Recording Time (Approximate)
    • 4.7GB# Disc
      • XP Mode 1 hour
      • SP Mode 2 hours
      • LP Mode 4 hours
      • EP Mode6 6 / 8 hours
    • 8.5GB# DVD-R DL / +R DL Disc
      • XP Mode 1 hour 45 minutes
      • SP Mode 3 hours 35 minutes
      • LP Mode 7 hours 10 minutes
      • EP Mode6 10 hours 45 minutes / 14 hours 20 minutes
  • VIDEO
    • TV System NTSC COLOR SIGNAL, 525 LINES, 60 FIELDS
    • Recording System MPEG2 (HYBRID VBR)
    • Input
      • Video In LINE (pin jack) x 2
      • S-Video In S Connector x 2
    • Output
      • Video Out LINE (pin jack) x 1[one is DVD priority]
      • S-Video Out S Connector x 1[DVD priority]
    • Component Video Output (Y, PB, PR) : 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • AUDIO
    • Recording System Dolby® Digital 2ch
    • Input Audio In LINE (pin jack) x 2
    • Output
      • Audio Out LINE (pin jack) x 1
      • Digital Audio Out
        • Optical terminal (PCM, Dolby® Digital, DTS™)[DVD prority]
  • VIDEO/ AUDIO
    • DV Input
    • HDMI Output : 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • USB Terminal
    • USB Standard USB2.0 Full Speed
    • Format FAT 16 , FAT 32
    • Playback on USB memory JPEG , MP3
    • Transfer to DVD-RAM [JPEG]
    • Transfer from DVD-RAM [JPEG]
  • SD Memory Card Slot
    • SD Memory Card Slot
    • Transfer to DVD-RAM
    • Transfer from DVD-RAM
    • Power Consumption [Approx.]
      • Normal Use 25 W
      • Standby mode [Quick Start ON] 9.8 W [Shipping Condition] 2.1 W
    • Operating Temperature 41 - 104°F
    • Operating Humidity Range 10-80 %RH (no condensation)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 16 15/16"
  • Height: 2 3/8"
  • Depth: 9 13/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(with rechargeable battery): 6.16 lbs
  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. After finalizing only.
  2. For contents recorded on CD-R/RW media from CDs for personal use. Playability may vary depending on conditions and discs.
  3. Offi cial DivX® Certified product. Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6) with standard playback of DivX® media fi les. DivX®, DivX® Certifi ed, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX®, Inc. and are used under license. About DivX® :DivX® is a popular media technology created by DivX®, Inc. DivX® media fi les contain highly compressed video with high visual quality that maintains a relatively small file size.
  4. This unit can play CD-DA format audio CD-R and CD-RW. It may not be able to play some CD-R or CD-RW due to the condition of the recording.
  5. It is compatible to a DVD-Video format after finalized.
  6. In EP mode, you can select either 6 hours or 8 hours of recording. The sound quality in 6-hour EP mode is higher quality than in 8-hour EP mode.
  7. This unit is not compatible with MOTION JPEG.
  8. Total number of recognizable file including MP3, JPEG, DivX® and other type of fi les is 4000.
  9. This unit is not compatible with ID3 tags.
  10. DMR-EZ48V/EA38V/EZ28/EA18 are compatible with SD Memory Card / miniSD™ Cards [A miniSD™ adaptor needs to be inserted]. These units are compatible with DCF based, still
    picture (JPEG) files recorded using a digital camera. These units are not compatible with sound, moving pictures or still pictures not in accordance with DCF standards (i.e. MOTION JPEG
    etc), or with types of still pictures other than JPEG.
  11. Includes SDHC compatible card. (Class is not supported.) # 1GB = one billion bytes. Useable capacity will be less.
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Fast recording (7)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Easy to setup (4)

Cons

  • Discs load slowly (4)
  • Confusing setup (3)
  • Poor chapter publishing (3)

Best Uses

  • Archiving TV shows (6)
  • Home (6)
  • Movies (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice DVD Recorder

This unit makes great recordings, has lots of functions and flexibility, yet easy to use out of the box. I wish it could record digital formats other than through the camcorder/dv input,...Read complete review

This unit makes great recordings, has lots of functions and flexibility, yet easy to use out of the box. I wish it could record digital formats other than through the camcorder/dv input, but that is a common shortcoming. Other than that, I highly recommend this product. Note: Be sure you do not need a tuner, as this unit does not have one. Generally, if you have a cable box, you do not need one.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

CONFUSING

MECHANICALLY, WORKS GREAT,GREAT PICTURE QUALITY.
SETUP INST. FOR HDMI HOOKUP ARE MISSING SOMETHING.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL IS VERY POORLY WORDED. CONFUSING. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS UNIT BUT USER MAY NEED...Read complete review

MECHANICALLY, WORKS GREAT,GREAT PICTURE QUALITY.
SETUP INST. FOR HDMI HOOKUP ARE MISSING SOMETHING.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL IS VERY POORLY WORDED. CONFUSING. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS UNIT BUT USER MAY NEED SOME HELP WITH SETUP AND OPERATING STEPS.

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4.0

Very impressive product

By HCL50

from High Point North Carolina

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Recording
  • Fast Setup
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    I use this recorder to record and watch 10-14 TV
    shows a week. These recorders replaced two Sony Recorders that were big disappointments. The ease
    of setup and operation are fantastic.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    my 2nd recorder.This is so much better

    By frytzy

    from syracuse, n.y.

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Recording

    Cons

    • Confusing Setup
    • Poor Chapter Publishing

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows
    • Movies

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    [...]

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Needs HDMI INPUT as well as output

    By Chuck K1NWB

    from Barstow, Ca

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recording

    Cons

    • Poor Chapter Publishing

    Best Uses

    • Movies

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    lacks automatic chapter addition...

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    CONFUSING

    By DJ 'TOOM'

    from ERIE, PA.

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Confusing Setup
    • Discs Load Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    MECHANICALLY, WORKS GREAT,GREAT PICTURE QUALITY.
    SETUP INST. FOR HDMI HOOKUP ARE MISSING SOMETHING.
    INSTRUCTION MANUAL IS VERY POORLY WORDED. CONFUSING. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS UNIT BUT USER MAY NEED SOME HELP WITH SETUP AND OPERATING STEPS.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Excellent DVD Recorder!

    By Jim

    from Daly City, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Difficulty w scheduling

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows
    • Home
    • Movies

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    Overall I rate this very high! I'm very satisfied with the recorder and I'm glad I purchased it!

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    WILL WORK GREAT WHEN FIGURE IT OUT

    By DJ 'TOOM'

    from ERIE,PA.

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Confusing Setup
    • Discs Load Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    THE FORMAT IS CONFUSING-THE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT ACCURATE[THEY LEAVE OUT IMPORTANT BITS OF INFO]. I'M DOING BETTER SETTING IT UP WITHOUT THE BOOK. I'M SURE IT WILL BE FINE ONCE I START USING IT.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Nice DVD Recorder

    By New York Audiophile

    from Fresh Meadows, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Recording
    • Fast Setup
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

    • Discs Load Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    This unit makes great recordings, has lots of functions and flexibility, yet easy to use out of the box. I wish it could record digital formats other than through the camcorder/dv input, but that is a common shortcoming. Other than that, I highly recommend this product. Note: Be sure you do not need a tuner, as this unit does not have one. Generally, if you have a cable box, you do not need one.

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    remote doesn't have open/close option

    By capricorn 42

    from new york city

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Recording

    Cons

    • Discs Load Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    the only negatives about this recorder is that you cannot open and close with the remote, even cheaper models you are able to open instead of pushing the buttons at the top of the unit

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    It is best of the bunch

    By richard

    from PSL, Fl.

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Simple Controls

    Cons

    • Poor Chapter Publishing

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows

    Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

    replaced one that died 2 weeks after the warrenty ran out.

    everything else is the same.

    Service and delivery comments:

    every thing was good.

    • How long have you owned it:
    • One-to-three months

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Panasonic DMREAK DVD recorder

    By Grant

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Recording
    • Fast Setup
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic Black 1080p Up-Conversion DVD Recorder:

      Seems to operate fine. I didn't need a tuner, so this works out fine. Replaces a bad Samsung. Good, fast service, good price from ABT

      • How long have you owned it:
      • A month or less

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