Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder

Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder

Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder

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Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder

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  • HDD Recording
  • DVD Recording
  • 1080p Upconversion with HDMI
  • USB Port
  • Viera Link Compatibility
  • Music Jukebox with Gracenote Database
  • JPEG Slideshow with Music
  • High Speed Data Archiving
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NOTE: This is a multi-system device, and it may be configured with a European AC plug. If necessary, you may have to adjust the zone and an adapter may be required for use in the USA. This unit may require a multi-system TV or system converter to view PAL video in the US.

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  • 1Description
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.

Note: This unit may require a multi-system TV or system converter to view PAL DVDs in the US

Hard Disk Drive Recording
The versatile DMR-EH59GA-K lets you record TV programs on the hard disk drive (HDD), as well as copy music, movies, and photos to it. Recording time using the HDD ranges from 55 hours in XP Mode to 441 hours in EP Mode.

DVD Recording
You also have the ability to record on DVD discs at several quality settings. Recording time using 4.7GB single-sided discs ranges from 1 hour in XP Mode to 8 hours in EP Mode. For 8.5GB dual-layer discs, recording time ranges from 1 hour 45 minutes in XP Mode to 14 hours 20 minutes in EP Mode. (Recording to dual layer discs is only available from the hard drive).

1080p Upconversion with HDMI
By interpolating video data using proprietary algorithms, SD format data is up-converted to 1080 x 1920p HD format video data. This conversion to HD format increases the richness of the original data by approximately six fold, and produces the highest possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV.

USB Port
The convenient USB port lets you connect devices such as flash drives and digital cameras to the DMR-EH59GA-K to play music, view photos, and watch videos.

Viera Link Compatibility
Have too many remote controls to keep track of? The unit's Viera Link HDAVI Control is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit and a Panasonic Viera TV or receiver under HDAVI Control. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with an HDMI cable.

Music Jukebox with Gracenote Database
You can use the DMR-EH59GA-K as a versatile music jukebox in conjunction with the Gracenote Database, which is used to search and retrieve CD title information. When a CD is inserted or recording from a CD begins, the unit will automatically search for and obtain information about the inserted CD. The Gracenote Database comes pre-installed on this unit, so titles and artist information can be obtained.

384 Kbps Audio Recording in SP Mode
In the SP recording mode, 384 Kbps high sound quality recording provides audio quality approaching that of commercially available movie software. Even with music containing a wide range of tones, such as orchestral performances, the sound of individual instruments is faithfully reproduced.

HDD Damper & Fan Control Technology
The Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K recorder incorporates technology that ensures quiet operation. Locating the HDD damper closer to the hard disk drive than in conventional hard disk drive mounting configurations effectively improves absorption of hard disk drive vibrations. Similarly, the unit features an advanced control system that automatically adjusts fan speed based on information received from an internal heat sensor. When the recorder's internal temperature rises, the fan turns on to prevent overheating. Conversely, when the temperature is low, the fan shuts off entirely, providing whisper-quiet operation.

Improved Graphical User Interface (GUI)
With the Panasonic's streamlined and easy-to-navigate GUI, it's a snap to find and choose the settings that you want. Choices are clearly indicated and confirmed at the touch of a button.

Auto Scene Chapter Function
When recording a TV program, this function determines where new scenes begin (by "listening" to the voices in the program) and automatically inserts chapter marks at those places. This makes it easy to skip over scenes and start playback from a particular point.

JPEG Slideshow with Music
Turn your digital photos into a fun slideshow by recording musical accompaniment and playing it all back on the DMR-EH59GA-K. Your friends and family will enjoy the added touch of sound for your memories.

Multi-Format Playback
With the DMR-EH59GA-K, you have a wide variety of file formats that you can play. The DVD recorder can handle virtually all DVD/CD disc formats, while the built-in USB port can play files recorded in the MP3, DivX, JPEG, and WMA formats.

High Speed Data Archiving
The DMR-EH59GA-K recorder enables you to quickly archive MPEG2, JPEG, MP3, and WMA files from USB to HDD. You need only choose source and destination and the unit simplifies the process to back up your music and photos.

Environment-Friendly
With environmentally aware power-saving features such as Intelligent Auto Standby and Standby Power Save, the Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone DVD Recorder can truly be considered a green machine.
Imported European Version
We've imported this European version to offer you options that are not commonly available in models aimed at the North American market.
In the Box
Panasonic DMR-EH59GA-K Multi-Zone 250GB HDD/DVD Recorder
  • European AC Power Cord
  • A/V Cable
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • US Plug Adapter
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty Provided by B&H Photo
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video
    System NTSC/PAL/SECAM
    Region 1-6
    Hard Disk Drive 250GB
    Progressive Scan Output Yes
    HD Upconversion 1080p
    Format Compatibility
    DVD Recording Media DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW
    DVD Playback Media DVD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW
    CD-R/CD-RW Playback CD, CD-R, CD-RW
    Dolby Digital/DTS Yes
    MP3 Playback Yes
    WMA Playback Yes
    Picture CD/JPEG Yes
    SACD/DVD-Audio Playback No
    Audio
    Built-in Decoder Not Specified by Manufacturer
    HDCD Decoding Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio D/A Converter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Virtual Surround Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Bass Management No
    Convenience
    Digital Media Slot No
    TV Tuner PAL
    TiVo No
    VCR Plus+ No
    Slow Motion Playback Yes
    Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
    Bookmarking Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Playback Zoom Yes
    Connectors
    Inputs 1 x RF antenna
    2 x S-Video
    1 x Composite video
    2 x Audio L/R
    1 x DV (FireWire)
    Outputs 1 x HDMI
    1 x RF
    1 x S-Video
    1 x Component video
    1 x Composite video
    2 x A/V (21-Pin)
    1 x Digital Audio (Optical)
    1 x Audio L/R
    Other Ports 1 x USB
    General
    Remote Control Yes
    Power Requirements 110 to 220 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Note: Packaging may state that this unit is 220 VAC only. The product has been modified to also run on 110 VAC.
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.93 x 2.32 x 12.83" (430 x 59 x 326mm)
    Weight 9.26 lbs (4.2 kg)
    Color Black
    Warranty 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.
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.3 x 17.4 x 6.5"

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