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HD Recording With Panasonic DVD Recorders

By Mendelson Tiu | Thursday | 26/03/2009

The new DVD recorders from Panasonic can record shows in high definition and will give users easy access to online content.


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The two new DVD Recorders - the DMR-XW450 and DMR-XW35 offer up to 240 hours recording capacity, High Definition recording, and comes with Panasonic's Viera Cast function for online access to popular entertainment sites.

The DMR-XW450 comes with 500GB, storing up to 240 hours of High Definition content. The DMR-XW350 is a direct replacement to the DMR-XW300 and features a 250GB HDD capacity, recording 120 hours of High Definition content.

Both DVD Recorders have an integrated Twin DVB-T High Definition (HD) Tuner and can simultaneously record two Digital TV channels. The DMR-XW350 and DMR-XW450 also support the 7-day Electronic Program Guide (EPG).

Panasonic Australia's Product Manager for DVD and Blu-ray, Sophie Barton said, "The new DVD Recorders are exciting additions to our DVD range. Consumers will find features like VIERA CAST and SD Card Link are easy to use and open up a whole new world of home entertainment possibilities."


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Panasonic DVD-LS84
The DMR-XW350 and DMR-XW450 DVD Recorders feature Viera Cast, SD Card Link with AVCHD playback compatibility via their SD/SDHC card slot, as well as DivX playback.

The new DVD Recorder range also includes the feature-packed DMR-EX79, an affordable DVD Recorder, featuring an SD Digital Tuner and 250GB HDD, to replace Panasonic's popular DMR-EX78. Panasonic will continue to offer its DVD/VHS Combo Recorder, the versatile DMR-EZ48V.

Panasonic has also introduced a portable DVD player (DVD-LS84) that claims to have a battery life of up to seven hours. The DVD-LS84 is equipped with an 8-inch widescreen LCD display and features Free Style Viewing which allows the screen to be adjusted for flexible viewing angles.

The DVD-LS84 also comes with an Electronic Skip Protection that reduces disc skipping. Twin headphone outputs allow two people to enjoy a DVD without disturbing others.

Pricing and Availability

The Panasonic DMR-XW450 (500GB) will have an RRP of $1,319 is hits stores on May. The DMR-XW350 (250GB) has an RRP of $1,099 and will also be available in May. The DMR-EX79 (250GB) will be available in June with an RRP of $659, while the DVD-LS84 will hit stroes next month with an RRP of $369.

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