DMR-EZ48VK DVD Recorder with Upconversion
- Upconvert DVD Recorder with VHS VCR, Digital Tuner
- 1080p Up-Conversion, HDMI Simple Connection
- VIERALink™, SD Memory Card Slot, USB Terminal
- Super Multi-Format Recording & Playback
- Multi-Format Playback (Playable Disc Type) DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-R(DL), +R/+R(DL)/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW
- DVD Playback Capability DVD-Video
- DVD-RAM Video Playback Capability DVD-VR, JPEG (HD)
DVD-R PlaybackCapability DVD-Video, DVD-VR(DVD-RW only), JPEG (HD)(DVD-R only), MP3(DVD-R only), DivX®(DVD-R only)
DVD-R (DL)Playback Capability DVD-Video, DivX®
+R/ +R (DL), +RW Playback Capability Video
CD-R/RW PlaybackCapability CD-DA, MP3, JPEG (HD), DivX®
MP3 PlaybackCapability Yes
- RECORDABLE DISCS:
- Recordable Disc Type DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R (DL), DVD-RW, +R, +R(DL), +RW
- DVD-RAM Ver 2.0 (2x speed), Ver 2.1 (2-3x speed), Ver 2.2 (2-5x speed)
- DVD-R Ver 2.0 (1x speed, 1-4x speed, 1-8x speed), Ver 2.1 (1-16x speed)
DVD-R (DL)Ver 3.0 (2-4x speed, 2-8x speed)
- DVD-RW Ver 1.1 (1x speed, 1-2x speed), Ver 1.2 (2-4x speed, 2-8x speed)
- +R Ver 1.0 (2.4x speed), Ver 1.1 (2.4-4x speed), Ver 1.2 (2.4-8x speed), Ver 1.3 (2.4-16x speed)
- +R (DL) Ver 1.0 (2.4x speed), Ver 1.1 (2.4-8x speed)
- +RW Ver 1.1 (2.4x speed), Ver 1.2 (2.4-4x speed)
DVD Video Recording Format
- Dolby Digital® (Dolby AC-3) 2ch Audio Recording Yes
- Analog Audio (2 Ch) Input: LINE (pin jack) x 2
- Video In LINE (pin jack) x 2
DV Input TerminalYes
- S-Video In S Connector x 2
- Built-in SD Card Slot Yes, with Transfers to DVD-RAM and from DVD-RAM
- 2ch Audio Out LINE (pin jack) x 2 (one is DVD priority)
- Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR) 1080i/720p/480p/480i (DVD Priority)
- S-Video Outputs S Connector x 1(DVD priority)
- Digital Audio Out Optical (Dolby Digital, DTS, and PCM)
- Video Out LINE (pin jack) x 2 (one is DVD priority)
- HDMI Output: 480i/p, 720p, 1080i/p Yes, DVD Priority
- SD MEMORY CARD SLOT
Compatible Media SD Memory Cardincludes miniSD™ Cards (A miniSD Adaptor needs to be inserted.)
- Image File Format FAT12, FAT16 (SD Memory Card) FAT32 (SDHC Memory Card)
- SD Image File Format JPEG conforming DCF (Design rule for Camera File System)
- Image File Number of Pixels 34 x 34 to 6,144 x 4096 (Sub sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
- USB TERMINAL
USB (standard, format, playback, transfers)
USB 2.0 Full Speed, Format: FAT 16, FAT 32
Playback on USB Memory: JPEG,
JPEG Transfers to DVD-RAM & from DVD
Format: Sub sampling 4:2:2, 4:2:0
Compatible Pixels: between 34 x 34 and 6144 x 4096 pixels
Max. # of Folders: 300 recognizable folders per disc on this unit (including the root folder)
Max. # of JPEG files: 3000 recognizable JPEG files per disc on this unit
Compatible compression rate: 32kbps-320kbps
Compatible sampling rate: 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
Max. # of Folders: 99 recognizable folders per disc on this unit (including the root folder)
Max. # of Files: 999 recognizable files per disc on this unit
DivX® Items Max. # of folders: 300 recognizable folders per disc on this unit (including the root folder)
Max. # of DivX files: 200 recognizable
DivX® files per disc on this unit
- Power Source AC 120V, 60Hz
Quick Start On: Approx. 17.6W
Shipping Condition: Approx. 3.5W
- Model Color Black
Recording Time 4.7GB (Approximate)
XP Mode 1 hour, SP Mode 2 hours, LP Mode 4 hours,
EP Mode6/8 hours
Recording Time 8.5GB DVD-R DL/+R DL Disc (Approximate)
XP Mode 1 hour & 45 minutes, SP Mode 3 hours & 35 minutes, LP Mode 7 hours & 10 minutes,
EP Mode10 hours & 45 minutes/14 hours & 20 minutes
- TV Channel Analog/Digital Analog/Digital 2-69ch
- CATV Channel Analog/Digital Analog/Digital 1-135ch
- TV System NTSC color signal, 525 lines, 60 fields
- Recording System MPEG2 (Hybrid VBR)
- VHS Playable Format Hi-Fi, SQPB
- VHS Operations Repeat Play, x500 REW
- VHS Rec. Mode SL/LP(PB)/EP/VP
- VHS Copying Way One-touch 2-way copying
- Operating Temperature 41-104°degrees
- Operating Humidity Range 35-80% RH (no condensation)
- Dimensions (H x W x D) 3-5/16'' x 16-15/16'' x 13-5/8''
- Weight 11.90 lbs
- UPC 037988256631
DMR-EZ48VK is rated out of 5 by 56.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Panasonic Needs to Improve Have a new and a refurb model They don't recognize RAM discs any longer and both units have to be reset several times a month, sometimes several times in a week. They both lose time and I have to reset the clock at least twice a month. I don't have cable. The recording quality is ok. Fortunately my remotes still work fine. As for Panasonic, I am amazed that they have done nothing to improve upon the 'brains' of this model so that these frequent failures become less frequent. For this reason alone, I will not buy another Panasonic product. I don't trust their engineering or quality control.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Second Purchase - Poor Choice !!?? My DMR-EZ48V is the SECOND Panasonic dual VHS/DVD recorder I've purchased. The first (nearly identical DMR-35V) stopped recording DVDs and wouldn't recognize any format of DVD recordable discs and sometimes wouldn't answer the remote or even open the drive to retreave discs. We ended up buying a new model (EX48VS) that turned out to be just a newer model of what looks and acts like the older model - mainly because of price and the very few choices of VHS/DVD recorders of any brand. After ONLY 4-months (bought before Christmas) the new model stopped recording DVDs in nearly the same manner as the other. Won't recognize a new disc and once it can't find or format a disc, the disc functions cease to work at all. Just now starting the process to seek repair / replacement for the new one! Spend a little more and get something that'll last longer.
Date published: 2012-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from bOUGHT TWO UNITS AND BOTH ARE DEFECTIVE. NO CONVENIENT REPAIR SHOP. NOT SATISFIED WITH PANASONIC QUALITY OF PRODUCT
Date published: 2012-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from I like it I purchased mine in 2006, so it looks like the newer model and probably has been updated/upgraded. It works well, records well from tv. I have yet to transfer a vhs tape to dvd, which is why I bought it so I could get rid of the vcr tapes, but still plan on doing so. Up until about 6 weeks ago, it worked great but now the remote control doesn't work the machine. I got another one and it doesn't work either so I suspect it is the machine and not the remote. Have had several Panasonic items including a Lumix camera that I really really like.
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Read the fine print before purchasing. I have to admit, i'm not the most savvy when it comes to electronics, so i did a lot of research. I guess i didn't do enough because it may say HDMI, but it doesn't record in HDMI. My recordings look fuzzy. If you are into sports, you can't read the letters on the back of their jerseys.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Poor Performance The unit only lasted 5.5 months before a complete failure. The unit just sit in constant diagnostics all the time. Cannot remove tape or DVD. I will never purchase a Panasonic item again after this experience.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from The Best of the DVD Recorders and many Extras ! I have owned many DVD recorders since first on the market back in 2002. The Panasonic offers a few smart things to the mix. I do like the superior quality of the unit, its clear, crisp images, ability to record on all formats of discs, flexibiity to record, and a great remote control. The only unexpected missing item was the eject button not on the remote. But after using the unit and remote, I guess Panasonic was concerned that while the recorder was still in use, there could be malfuntions if eject were accidentally on the remote. The inputs for camcorders, USB input, SD reader, many outputs are great to have for a variety of devices. Having the built in tuner also is important and vital in todays ever changing technology. There is pass through ability as well, when the unit is shut off, the signal continues to go to the TV. Im quite happy with this well thought out product and when I read dismay from some users I immediately understand that they may not be as tech savy or may not have read the instructions. I am glad to have made this purchase with yet another fine product from Panasonic. Lastly, its great to have the ability to copy VHS tapes to DVD with ease. Thanks Panasonic !
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous from Subpar when compared with other Panasonic products I like Panasonic and I have lots of Panasonic products at home, and no doubt this one is disappointing. I'm not happy with the picture quality. I haven't yet figured out how to get it to pick up time from cable signal. But the worst of all is its lack of reliability - it could freeze! I bought it for my wife to record evening news. She hates it. Now I turned to Media Center in Win7. It's much more flexible and capable. But reliability is still not perfect. Sometimes the PC could still fail to wake up to perform recording.
Date published: 2012-01-15
Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
- Version: DF-366
Fixed the instance where "Restore Default Setting" is activated by selecting "YES".
Fixed an instance where the CEC did not work properly.
Modified firmware for factory mode.
Fixed the instance where the DVD Recorder causes a Panasonic Plasma or LCD TV to switch to the HDMI input when the recorder begins a scheduled recording.
Improved recording operation when Line-In NR is set to ON.
Improved recording to DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) media.
Fixed the hang-up problem during scheduled recording under a weak signal condition.
- Release Date: 1-28-2011
- Operating Systems: windows/mac
How To Guided Tutorials
Why can't a rented disc play in my player?If you're having difficulty playing a disc that you have rented or borrowed, try a disc that you own to see if it plays. If it does play then there could be a problem with the borrowed or rented disc. Try cleaning the disc with a soft cloth to remove any fingerprints or smudges.
Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
What do I do in the unit has no power?If the unit is not powering on, remove the power cord plug from any power strip it may be connected to and plug directly into the wall outlet.
Can I playback a DVD from another region other than Region "1", "0", or "play in all regions"?No, this device is unable to playback a DVD from other regions.