Panasonic TH-42PX60U Plasma HDTV, SA-XR57 A/V Receiver, DMR-EH55 DVR/DVD Recorder, and SB-TP100 Speaker System At A Glance: Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVR/DVD Recorder

At A Glance: Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVR/DVD Recorder


Compatible Recording Formats: DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-RAM
Compatible Playback Formats: DVD-Audio, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-RAM,
CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3, JPEG, DivX, Video CD, SD/MultiMedia card
Possible Recording Resolutions: 480i
Possible Playback Resolutions: 1080i/720p/480p/480i/Auto
Hard Drive Size: 200 gigabytes
Onscreen Guide: TV Guide On Screen
Number of Internal Tuners: 1
Video D/A Converter: 12-bit/108-megahertz
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.31 x 16.94 x 13
Weight (pounds): 9.24
Price: $500

Video: S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: Stereo analog (3)
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (2), composite video (2)
Audio: Optical digital (1), stereo analog (2)
SD card slot (1), FireWire (1), G-link blaster (1), RF in (1), RF out (1)

Ratings: Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVR/DVD Recorder

Build Quality: 90
Large front-panel display; remote isn't backlit

Value: 93
More features for less money than its predecessor

Features: 96
HDMI upconversion, DVD+/-R/+/-RW/RAM playback, DVR

Performance: 89
HDMI resolution and deinterlacing are solid but not outstanding

Ergonomics: 87
Setup and use aren't as intuitive as some other devices on the market

Overall Rating: 91
HDMI upconversion with HDAVI control, multiformat DVD recording and playback, DVR functionality, photo and video importing—you name it, the DMR-EH55 has it.

General Information
DMR-EH55 DVR/DVD Recorder, $500
(800) 211-PANA