Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD Recorder
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Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD Recorder

  • Features: JPEG Slideshow Progressive Scan Upscaling, Upconverting
  • Built-In Combo Features: DVR/Hard Drive Recorder
  • Playable Disc Formats: DVD-Audio
  • Number Of Discs: 1
  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Playable File Formats: DivX
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Maddeningly slow on powering on, slow to start playing, often requires reseting, avoid this product

bycoreyleon Dec 10, 2010
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Once the machine actually opens the tray, the video quality is excellent. 
Cons Slow, frustrating, very long power up process, long delays when starting to...
Recommended it? No

Very sorry I purchased the Panasonic DMR-EZ27.  It starts very slow, often will not open the tray meaning you have to turn it on/off several times to reset it and takes 30 seconds to 2 minutes to play.  If you have lots of time on your hands to wait standing with your finger... Read full review »


More frustration than it is worth

bybepilot Jun 25, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Panasonic customer support is friendly and sent me a software upgrade CD at no charge.
Cons Recorder is to tempermental to be useful.
Recommended it? No

I bought this unit just to record DVD's from my old VHS tape library.  It has a digital tuner which is of no use to me as I have satellite service.  The memory card slots and other functions are of no use to me.  I have found it is not intuitive to operate and the manual is not clearly written... Read full review »


QUIT WORKING ENTIRELY after 1 year 2 months.

byblack_n_white Apr 21, 2009
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Worked great for first 12 months in all respects.
Cons After 12 months, its dead; NO sound quality or picture quality at ALL.
Recommended it? No

QUIT WORKING ENTIRELY after 1 year 2 months.

It worked GREAT for the first 1 year and 1 month. It only got mild use, maybe once a week; it sat in the same place, never moved, no exposure to sunlight or heat sources or magnetic sources, and steady cool indoor temperature. No humidity,... Read full review »



bycummingsr Jan 10, 2009
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good recording quality
Cons Flaky firmware, not intuitive
Recommended it? No

When it works, it works well. However it frequently freezes up on manual recording and DVD finalizing. Makes lots of coasters Read full review »


DMREZ27 could be better

bysamcrut Nov 13, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Cheap at auction. Free Digital TV programming with 5.1 surround. Records like a VCR.
Cons Confusing navigation. Tuner glitches when channel surfing. No 5.1 recording.
Recommended it? Yes

I picked up this DVD burner in an auction for $75. At that price it's a fantastic deal. =)

What drew me in was the ATSC tuner. I have no cable or satellite so I've been picking up my TV over the air for a while now. I've gotten used to a certain amount of instability in my picture. Not... Read full review »


Does the job, could use a few improvements

bysashazur2 Oct 16, 2007
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good picture quality, even when playing back recorded HD (but it's not...
Cons Noisy drive
Recommended it? Yes

I replaced my older Panasonic DVD recorder with this model, because I wanted to be able to record HD and digital channels that are available on my basic digital cable, and watch them on my HDTV.

It does what I wanted - it can tune in and record analog as well as digital HD and QAM... Read full review »


Not disappointed... but

bycjhemmer Aug 25, 2007
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Reliable recording
Cons Not totally intuitive
Recommended it? Yes

First of all, the reason I bought this product was to off-load "tivoed" recordings from my DVR's hard drive. If my cable company had offered something with both a DVR and DVD recorder to rent, then that's what I would have gone with. Since I have to use the cable company's set-top box, I figured... Read full review »



bydracul1950 Aug 15, 2007
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros What good is 1080p up convert when the HDMI cable won't interface with the TV?
Cons I wish I could say something good about this unit.
Recommended it? No

Bought this to go with my new 1080p flat-panel. HDMI connection only successful on about 5% of my DVDs - must use S-video on all others. Cannot access any of my DVDs menus with this unit. I'm quite upset and I haven't even tried to record anything yet. Since this is the second unit in two weeks, I... Read full review »


DVD recorder with ATSC Tuner

byrecordplayer45 Jun 30, 2007
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Recording programs with an ATSC tuner. Supports - and R/RW DL capablity
Cons Price, Poor Quality on DVD Recordings from over the air. Menus confusing, funky disk...
Recommended it? No

I receive all my HDTV broadcasts from over the air and needed a decent recorder to record my favorite HD programming in 480 horizontal resolutions. VHS was not cutting it for me.

What drew me towards the Panasonic DMR-EZ27K was the capability of the DVD R/RW DL and ATSC recording. However... Read full review »


Panasonic DMR-EZ27 DVD Recorder with HDMI and Digital/Analog Tuner Records HDTV Programming

bydkozin Jun 19, 2007
39 Helpfuls 40 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent recording quality, easy to use, fast, versatile playback, digital tuner and...
Cons Could be cheaper
Recommended it? Yes

Electronic devices are constantly getting cheaper and have more features. DVD recorders are no exception from this trend. The Panasonic DMR-EZ27 costs less than $215, which, adjusted for inflation, is less than what I paid for my first Panasonic DVD player several years ago and much less than what... Read full review »

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