For media mavens who want to play, record, and archive their music, photos, and videos across a variety of storage formats, the Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder offers a dizzying array of choices that will satisfy the most demanding requirements. We've imported this European version specifically so you can enjoy more options than you'll usually find on North American models.
The multi-system device includes a 250GB hard disk drive, a DVD recorder that works with single- or dual-layer discs, and a USB port. Content can be recorded from one format to another, depending on file type and size. The DMR-EH59GA-K has a PAL tuner, and can also record SECAM programming. This model also plays NTSC region 1 (USA) discs via HDMI or A/V inputs but cannot receive over-the-air US TV signals.
If you've got video or audio devices that you'd like to hook up to the DMR-EH59GA-K for additional recording options, you're in luck. The Panasonic recorder includes an assortment of inputs that will meet your needs. For playback, the DMR-EH59GA-K provides digital and analog outputs including HDMI, optical, component, and composite jacks.
The DMR-EH59GA-K is also chock full of features that once you try, you won't be able to do without. For example, if the machine should run out of room when recording a TV program to DVD, it records the overflow onto HDD. During recording, the Auto Scene Chapter function inserts chapter marks between scenes for easy review. And when playing a CD or recording it to HDD, the DMR-EH59GA-K taps into the embedded Gracenote Database to supply information about the music and the artist.
Almost needless to say, the Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K is a superb DVD/CD player. The unit includes 1080p upconversion, Dolby Digital, and Linear PCM for brilliant video and audio. The recorder also offers high-speed data archiving, Viera Link compatibility for convenient control of compatible HDTVs, and a simplified graphical user interface for easy function selection, among its other attributes.
If you do a lot of recording and need to work with multiple content formats and storage media, the Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder is your audio-visual dream machine.
Note: This unit may require a multi-system TV or system converter to view PAL DVDs in the US. This item is imported and it is not supported by a manufacturer's warranty. To support this product, B&H Photo provides a 90-day warranty.
It comes with both a European plug and a US plug adapter.