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Panasonic DMR-E500HS

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Panasonic DMR-E500HS


Disc capacity:1
Region playback:Compatible only with discs coded for Region 1 and for All Regions
Progressive scan:Yes
Switchable 480p/480i:Yes
3:2 pulldown detection:No
Memory card slot:Yes (card slots compatible with PCMCIA, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash Card, MultiMedia Card, Smart Media Card, and Memory Stick)
Readable card formats:Still picture: JPEG, TIFF; video: MPEG-4, MPEG-2
Hard drive:Yes
Hard-drive capacity:400 GB
Hard-drive storage:709 hours of programming (in EP mode)
Network port:Yes (10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX)
Playback formats:DVD-Video (NTSC), DVD-Audio (2-channel only), DVD-RAM, DVD-R, red book CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD
Recording formats:DVD-RAM, DVD-R
Recording features:Simultaneous record & play, one-touch record and play, and relief recording
Recording modes:XP/SP/LP/EP/FR (1 to 8 hours per single-sided disc)
Playback features:Chasing playback, playlist support, redesigned Direct Navigator
Picture enhancements:Input TBC, 3D Y/C Separation, 3D Noise Reduction, Block Noise Reduction, and Mosquito Noise Reduction
Picture control:Brightness, Color, Contrast, Gamma
Bilingual recording:Yes (DVD-RAM only)
Aspect ratio control:Yes
Dialog enhancer:Yes
Front-panel operation:No (remote required for use)
Quick play:Yes (Quick View)
Multi-angle viewing:Yes (with applicable discs)
Black-level adjustment:Yes
Video DAC:54 MHz, 10-bit
Audio DAC:96 kHz/24-bit
Video encoding:MPEG-2 encoding with Hybrid VBR (Variable Bit Rate) technology
Audio encoding:Dolby Digital 2.0 (similar to MP3 compression)
HDCD decoding:No
Chapter preview:Yes (including from recordable discs)
Frame advance:Yes
Still/freeze frame:Yes
Forward/reverse play:Yes
Multilingual support:Yes (English, Spanish, French)
Remote control:Yes (universal, TV/DVD)
Parental controls:Yes
Picture zoom:Yes
Random play:Yes
Advance recording:Yes
Programming guide:TV Guide On Screen
Reverse-frame step:Yes
Screen saver:Yes
Slow motion:Yes
Audio outputs:1 stereo analog (left/right) RCA, 1 digital (optical), 1 set of multichannel RCA analog outputs (Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 only)
Audio inputs:3 stereo analog (left/right) RCA
Headphone jack:No
Video outputs:2 composite-video, 1 component-video, 2 S-video, and 1 RF coaxial video (tuner passthrough only)
Video inputs:DV (IEEE 1394), 3 composite-video, 3 S-video, 1 RF (tuner/antenna)
Control port:G-Link
Surround-sound output:Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel passthrough and decoding
Simulated surround sound:Advanced Surround (VSS)
Front-panel inputs:Yes (including DV input)
Power input:AC 120V, 60 Hz
Power consumption:47 watts (21 watts in standby mode)
Width:16.9 inches
Height:3.1 inches
Depth:11.9 inches
Weight:11 pounds
In the box:DVD player/recorder, a remote control, remote batteries, an RF audio/video interconnect, a stereo analog audio/composite-video interconnect, an AC power cord, an IR blaster, a user's manual, and a registration card