Panasonic DMR-EZ28K is a Progressive Scan DVD Recorder with digital tuner, 1080p
Up-Conversion, HDMI Simple Connection, VIERALink, SD Memory Card Slot, USB
Terminal, and Super Multi-Format Recording and Playback.
Digital Tuner: The integrated high-performance
hybrid digital tuner is capable of receiving both digital and analog broadcasts.
The built-in tuner allows the DMR-EZ28K to receive and record analog and
terrestrial digital channels (High Definition programming is "down-converted"
and recorded in Standard Definition). The integrated hybrid digital tuner
provides the following channels.
- Analog TV Channels: 2 to 69 ch
- Analog CATV Channel: 1 to 135 ch
- Digital TV Channel: 2 to 69 ch
- Digital CATV Channel: 1 to 135 ch
1080p Up-Conversion: By interpolating video data using
proprietary algorithms, SD (Standard Definition) format data is up-converted to
1080 x 1920p HD (High Definition) format video data. This conversion increases
the richness of the original data by almost six fold, producing the highest
possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV.
Progressive/24P: When this unit is connected to a TV supporting
1080/24p output via an HDMI cable, this unit displays each frame at 1/24 second
intervals (the frame interval originally recorded in the film) thus faithfully
reproducing the original cinema image.
Super Multi-Format Recording and Playback: The DMR-EZ28Kis incredibly
versatile and format friendly. It can record and playback the following discs.
- Recordable and Playable Discs: DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM,
- Playable Only Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD, and CD-R/RW
(including MP3/JPEG/DivX files)
Note: DVD-RAM discs can be recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio, while
all other discs will be recorded in 4:3.
Front-Panel USB Port and SD-Card Slot: The Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD
recorder is equipped with a front-panel SD Memory Card slot and USB terminal,
which makes it easy to view photos from your digital camera. Just slip the SD
card into the slot or use a USB cable to connect the camera to the USB terminal,
and you are ready to enjoy a spectacular big-screen slideshow with family and
friends. You can even listen to music recorded onto a USB device while viewing
- USB Port: The DMR-EZ28K is also
equipped with a front-panel USB type-A port which supports USB mass storage
class devices up to 32 GB. The unit supports playback of MP3 audio files,
JPEG still images and DivX video recorded onto a USB mass storage device
with FAT16 or FAT32 file system.
- SD Card Slot: The Panasonic DVD
recorder features a standard SD card slot which supports SD (8MB-2GB) and
SDHC (4GB-16GB) memory cards, as well as mini-SD and micro-SD memory cards
(with adapter) for JPEG still image playback. This unit is compatible with
SD memory Cards that meet SD Card Specifications FAT 12 and FAT 16 formats,
as well as SDHC Memory Cards in FAT 32 format.
Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.): If you are only using two front
speakers in your system, this feature simulates a surround-sound environment. If
you are playing a disc with surround effects recorded on it, the effects are
broadened and the sound seems to come from virtual speakers on either side.
Note: For use with Dolby Digital DVDs 2-channel or over only.
Dynamic Range Compression: This feature changes the dynamic range of a
Dolby Digital soundtrack for easier listening at low volumes.
Parental Rating: The V-chip system used in
this unit allows you to limit viewing and recording of certain programs that may
contain scenes unsuitable for children. If the unit start receiving a broadcast
with the set rating information, a password screen appears and you will be
unable to view or record until you enter the password. You can view or record
after entering your password.
Universal Design: The DMR-EZ28K DVD recorder was
designed in compliance with Panasonic's Universal Design principles. Frequently
used buttons (Power, Open/Close) are located at the top of the main unit to make
them easier to see when the unit is placed in a rack and you need to look down
when operating it. Both the remote control and graphical user interface (GUI)
were designed for easy use by everyone, based on the results of a Panasonic
Remote Control: The supplied remote is pre-coded to operate the basic
functions of several different brands of TVs, Set-Top Boxes, Cable Boxes, and
Satellite Receivers, so you can control the DVD player and the basic functions
of your television and set-top box with one remote.
HDMI (HDAVI Control): HDAVI control is a convenient function that
offers linked operations of this unit and a Panasonic TV or Receiver through the
HDMI cable connection. You can utilize the following controls.
- Automatic Input Switching: When play starts on the DVD recorder
or when an action is taken that uses the display screen the Panasonic
Television will automatically switch the input channel and display the
- Power On Link: The Panasonic Television will automatically turn
on when play starts on the DVD recorder or when an action is taken that uses
the display screen.
- Power Off Link: When the television is turned off, this unit will
automatically turn off unless you are in the process of recording, copying,
or finalizing a disc.
Off Timer: You can select how long the unit
remains on when it is not being used. You can choose from 2 hours, 6 hours or
turn this feature Off.
Power Consumption: This unit is designed to
consume a small amount of power, even when it is turned off.
|Quick Start (allows the unit to be
turned on faster in approximately 1 second)||On||Approx. 14.1 W||Approx 14.1 W|
|Off||Approx 0.9 W||Approx 2.5 W|
Recording Modes and Estimated Disc Recording Time: The Panasonic
DMR-EZ28K offers the following recording modes to choose from.
|Recording Mode||DVD-RAM||DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (4.7 GB)||DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL (8.5 GB)|
|Single-sided (4.7 GB)||Double-sided (9.4 GB)|
|XP (High Quality)||1 hour||2 hours||1 hour||1 hour 45 minutes|
|SP (Standard Quality)||2 hours||4 hours||2 hours ||3 hours 35 minutes|
|LP (Long Play)||4 hours ||8 hours||4 hours||7 hours 10 minutes|
|EP (Extra Long Play)||6 Hour||6 hours||12 hours||6 hours||10 hours 45 minutes|
|8 Hour||8 hours||16 hours||8 hours||14 hours 20 minutes|
|FR (Flexible Recording)||8 hours maximum||8 hours maximum for one side||8 hours maximum||14 hours 20 minutes maximum|
Note: The Flexible
Recording setting sets the best possible picture quality that fits
the recording within the remaining disc space.
VIERALink: You can connect
your Panasonic DVD recorder to your Panasonic VIERA flat-panel HDTV via an HDMI
cable, and the TV channel setting information is automatically downloaded to the
recorder. Once the Auto Preset Download is complete, the DVD recorder will keep
whichever TV channel you're watching as its receiving channel. This means you
can record the program you are watching by just pressing the Record button on
the VIERA remote. With VIERALink and you do not have to worry about setting the
recorder to the right channel every time you want to record something.
One-Touch Recording: You can begin recording with a single press of
the record button. Each subsequent press of the button adds time to the
recording in the following sequence: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2
hours, 3 hours, 4 hours. If using a DVD-RAM disc, recording can begin as quickly
as one second.
Scheduled Recording: You can enter up to 16 programs up to a month in
advance to record on this DVD recorder. Each daily or weekly program is counted
as one program.
Chasing Playback (DVD-RAM only): With the Chasing Playback feature you
can begin watching the portion of a program that has already been saved while
the DVD recorder continues recording the remainder of the program.
Simultaneous Record and Playback (DVD-RAM only): This feature allows
the playback of a previous recording, while recording another program.
Create And Combine Chapters (DVD-RAM only): You can select the point where you want
to start a new chapter while viewing a recording. You can also choose to combine
two chapters into one chapter. A DVD-RAM disc can support up to 1,000 chapters.
Divide Recording: You can divide a single recording into two separate
recordings. A DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, and DVD-RW can support up to 99
recordings per disc; while DVD+R, DVD+R DL, and DVD+RW discs can support up 49
recordings per disc.
Line-In NR: This feature reduces video tape noise while recording from
a connected VCR. You can select either On or Off.
Title Name: You can give names to recorded titles up 44 characters.
Still Image Copy: You can copy JPEG still images to and from USB,
SD-card, and DVD-RAM using this recorder.
Copy Protection: Some TV programs have encoded copy protection, (using
CPRM--Content Protection for Recordable Media) allowing them to be recorded only
once. Such programs can not be recorded onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or 3" DVD-RAM
discs. To record these programs, you will need a CPRM-compatible DVD-RAM.
Finalizing Discs: This is the process that make playback of a recorded
DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW disc possible on other equipment that can play such media.
You can finalize DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), DVD+R and DVD+R DL
on this unit. After finalizing, the disc becomes play-only and you can no longer
record or edit on the disc. However, finalized DVD-RW discs can be formatted to
become recordable again.
Protection: You can prevent accidental erasure by setting writing
protection or erasure protection.
MP3/JPEG/DivX Playback: The Panasonic
DMR-EZ28K supports playback of MP3, JPEG, and DivX files.
- MP3 Playback: The Panasonic DMR-EZ2K
will playback MP3 (32-320 kbps) audio files recorded on DVD-R, DVD-R DL,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs, as well as USB memory using the unit's front-panel
USB port. This unit can recognize up to 99 folders and 999 files. This unit
is not compatible with ID3 tag information.
- JPEG Playback: JPEG still images (34 x
34 and 6144 x 4096) recorded on DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R, CD-RW, SD
Memory Cards or USB memory can be played on this unit. This unit can handle
a maximum of 300 folders and 3,000 files (99 folders/999 files via CD).
- DiVX Playback: You can play CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL discs and USB memories which contain DivX video (32 x
32 to 720 x 576). This unit will play all version of DivX video, including
DivX 6. The unit can recognize up to 300 folders and 200 files.
Note: Total number of recognizable files
including MP3, JPEG, DivX and other type of files is 4000.
TV Aspect Ratio: The DVD recorder allows you
to select what screen type you will be connecting the unit to. You can select
from 4:3 Normal (Letterbox or Pan&Scan) or 16:9 Widescreen.
Picture Adjustment: You can select between the following picture
- Normal: default setting
- Cinema: mellows movies and enhances detail in dark scenes
DNR: Turn this function on to reduce noise and picture degradation.
Black Level Control: You can adjust the black level of the input
signal by selecting "lighter" or "darker." For the output signal, you can select
one of two choices of black level when using composite or S-Video outputs:
"Lighter" or "Darker," or one of three choices when using the component video
outputs: "Lighter," "Normal," or "Darker."
Video Playback Operations: The DMR-EZ28K features the following video
- Resume Function: When the Stop button is pressed, that position
is stored in the memory. When the Play button is pressed after pressing the
Stop button, playback resumes from the position where the disc was stopped.
The resume function is canceled if the disc tray is opened or the Stop
button is pressed a second time.
- Pause: Press the pause button to freeze a motion picture. Press
it again to restart play.
- Search: You can fast forward or reverse through the disc. The
speed increases up to 5 steps.
- Skip: During play or while paused you can skip titles, chapters,
or tracks according to the number of times the button is pressed.
- Direct Access: Press the numbered buttons to start play from a
selected title, chapter or track.
- Quick View (RAM only): Use this to increase the playback speed to
1.3X normal speed.
- Slow-Motion: During pause you can slow forward or reverse through
the disc. There are 5 speed options.
- Frame-by-Frame: While in the pause mode you can move frame by
frame through the movie.
- Time Slip Skipping: This function allows you to skip from 1 to 10
minutes ahead on the disc in 1 minute intervals.
- CM Skip: Commercial Skip skips ahead approximately 1 minute on
- Audio Change: You can change the Audio selection from Stereo,
Mono L, Mon R or SAP during playback.
- Create Chapter (RAM only): You can divide the recorded disc into
chapters while you are viewing it.
- Repeat Play: You can repeat an entire disc, chapter, group,
playlist, title or track from this DVD recorder.
- Zoom: This feature allows you to Zoom in and out of the video you
Still Image Playback Operations: The
DMR-EZ28K features the following still image playback operations.
- Album View: You can view up to six still images at a time on your
- Slideshow: You can display your still pictures one by one with
constant intervals in a slideshow fashion.
- Rotate: You can rotate your still pictures left to right.
- Zoom: You can zoom in and out of your still pictures. This
function is only available for still pictures smaller than 640 x 480 pixels.
- Properties: You can display the shooting date and other
information you saved when taking the picture by pressing Status button
Rear-Panel Connections: The following connections are found on the
rear-panel of the Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD recorder.
- HDMI Out: The DVD recorder features an HDMI output that when
connected to a HDMI compatible TV or A/V receiver, can transmit an
uncompressed digital audio and video signal. The HDMI output can be set to
1080p, 1080i, or 720p.
- Component Video Out: The DMR-EZ28K also features a component
video output which supports 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i video signals.
- A/V Input and Output: In addition, the Panasonic DVD recorder
features both a composite and S-video inputs and outputs that share an
analog stereo RCA input and output. The composite video and S-video inputs
and outputs support up to 480i.
- Digital Audio Out: The Panasonic DMR-EZ28K features a optical
digital audio output to connect the unit to your home theater receiver for
Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound.
- RF Input and Output: Since the DMR-EZ28K DVD recorder features a
built-in tuner, the unit is equipped with a threaded RF coaxial input and
Front-Panel Connections: The following connections are found on the
front-panel of the Panasonic DMR-EZ28K DVD recorder.
- A/V Input: The DVD recorder is equipped with a composite video
and S-video input on the front panel that share an analog audio stereo RCA
- USB Port: The DMR-EZ28K is also equipped with a front-panel USB
type-A port for USB mass storage class devices up to 32 GB. The unit
supports playback of MP3 audio files, JPEG still images and DivX video
recorded onto a USB mass storage device with FAT16 or FAT32 file system.
- SD-Card Slot: In addition, the Panasonic DVD recorder features a
standard SD card slot which supports SD (8MB-2GB) and SDHC (4GB-16GB) memory
cards, as well as mini-SD and micro-SD memory cards (with adapter) for JPEG
still image playback. This unit is compatible with SD memory Cards that meet
SD Card Specifications FAT 12 and FAT 16 formats, as well as SDHC Memory
Cards in FAT 32 format.
- DV Input: The unit features a front-panel IEEE 1394 standard,
4-pin port for connecting a digital camcorder.
Note: The DV input is a one-way connection; you cannot operate the
DV equipment from the recorder.