After removing the drive unit I was able to see the pin slot. I don’t have your comprehensive service manual. Thanks for the prompt info. Want to read more? Unfortunately, there is no component input like the Philips I reviewed in issue 2. Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world.

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On the left side of the player is the power button, flip down panel for front place composite, S-Video, analog audio, and Firewire jacks.

Panasonic DMR HS2 DVD recorder

February 18 Finished in a brushed steel casing, this is one of those products that will get plenty of oohs and aahs when you pull it out of the box. Love Panasonic Products, works great. In our tests, we loved the h2 disk and TiVo features for television watching, but for videographers, they are completely unecessary. If you are looking to replace your VHS to record, this is certainly worth us2 look.

The front also has a port for a PC card, to be used for transferring digital photos to the hard disk. Panasonic players always seem to have reasonably well put together menus.

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Recorder

Bought used drm a replacement for the I have but stopped recording on the hard drive Verified purchase: The front-mounted inputs and outputs in this Panasonic DVD recorder give you crisp and clean music.


The door is flimsy, difficult to open and not smooth. Very simple menu system is very intuitive and uses an icon driven system. Each push will rotate the gear around, albeit slowly.

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed

Nevertheless, the DMR-HS2 is a huge step forward for more casual, living room-based nonlinear editing. Four recording speeds provide for various levels of video quality; as always, higher quality takes up more space on both hard disk and DVD. This product is aimed squarely at people without a computer. Results 1 to 14 of Videos are cumbersome, inconvenient and prone to getting stuck in the VCR.

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Press a little harder and that tooth will be pushed back, rotating the fmr by 1 tooth. The front of this player has a very nice silver mirrored finish, which is a great way to have a color other than black silver is extremely fashionable in the home theater world these daysand still allow for the component to blend in well.

Well, frustration got the better of me. Connecting the cables was simple and straightforward; aside from running the cable TV auto-channel detector, no special setup was required. The unit is also capable of playing smoothly from side 1 to side 2 without a hitch.

Finally I threw caution to the wind and started pulling it to bits. Panasonic has pushed the envelope on the computer front, as well as the standalone player front, and its DMR-E20 recorder was one of the first “affordable” standalone DVD recorders.


Those looking to get the most out of the 80Gb Hard drive can change the quality settings as well as recording at MPEG 4 quality to boost capture performance.

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Is it possible to dub a prepared list of tracks on the hard drive in the same way as before onto any RAM recorder or does it have to be Panasonic? Basic editing functions allow you to delete commercials from recorded programming or nip and tuck old home movies imported from a VCR or DV camcorder–or any other non-Macrovision-protected external video source–before permanently archiving to DVD-R.

The unit offers no titling, no fades, no wipes and no audio editing. Used a very small screwdriver but couldn’t locate anything to turn. Your subscription will end shortly.

The lowest setting ideal for programmes you know you are going to delete afterwards you can get a whopping hours of recording – almost five days in fact. The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated.