Panasonic DMREX97 (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 424.
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Panasonic DMREX97 (Black)

DVD Recorder HDD 500GB Freeview
£279
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With the flexibility to record Freeview TV onto DVD or its HDD hard drive, the Panasonic DMREX97 is a versatile recorder.

Universal DVD recorder

The Panasonic DMREX97 is a flexible DVD recorder that not only plays back a huge variety of discs but also records on all the DVD formats. The recorder is compatible with both single and dual layer (DL) DVD-R and DVD+R formats. It will also record on the re-recordable DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs or even using the rare DVD-RAM system.

HDD hard drive back-up
Backing up the universal disc recording ability is the built-in 500GB hard drive. Using the extended recording EP mode, this allows for up to 860 hours of recording - enough to cover months away from home! Even using the highest quality HG mode, the Panasonic manages an impressive 78 hours of recording.

Twin tuners for ultimate versatility
Twin tuners give the Panasonic DMR-EX97 fantastic versatility. With both tuners compatible with Freeview, you can record two HD programmes simultaneously. This means there's no need to worry about two programmes overlapping. Alternatively, you can watch one programme whilst recording another - even if you're watching on a monitor or projector without its own built-in TV tuner.

TV Series Recording function
Use the TV Series Recording function to automatically record a TV series each time it's broadcast. This takes the hassle out of recording individual episodes and, unlike catch-up TV sites, you can watch the programme again at any time and not just within 30 days.

Quick, easy operation
Panasonic has focused on the user experience of DVDRs to make the DMR-EX97 a far more pleasant recorder to use. With 'Triple 1-Sec Easy Operation', the disc tray, Electronic Programme Guide and Video Menu all operate within an instant.

Whether it's to archive your recording collection or just to record day-to-day TV, the Panasonic DMREX97 delivers the highest quality.
Smart Features
Freeview
Yes
Connectivity
HDMI
Yes
Features
Hard Disc
Yes
Hard Disc Size
500
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
20
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
430 x 59 x 210
Weight
Weight (KG)
2
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good recording abilities This recorder is excellent for me as this is the second one I have purchased so I knew what I was buying and installed it in my new cabin in the garden. The original one is 5 years old and still works well.
Date published: 2022-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from General use Still experimenting but is more versatile than its Panasonic predecessor
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This recorder is a disappointment I purchased this recorder in February 2020 to replace my old Panasonic which had been very reliable for years up until early 2020. It was easy to set up but I began to experience a problem when the machine wouldn't switch on with the remote. I had to switch it off then on manually for it to work. The picture quality is excellent but the sound quality is poor.
Date published: 2022-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good piece of kit. Does exactly what we want it to Very pleased with DVD recorder and HDD. Delivered to house which was great. Great service.
Date published: 2022-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very compact and versatile unit. My existing Panasonic recorder (DMR-EX99V) has finally given up the ability to transfer videos from hard drive to DVD. I was aware of the DMD-EX97's ability to carry out this function, which is becoming increasingly rare on other machines and makers. I tried without success to locate one from other major retailers and was told that they are no longer in production. In desperation I contacted Richer Sounds direct by phone and was put in touch with Rehan. He was very efficient, professional and patient and check the main store area very quickly and came back with the good news that three were available. He processed my order over the phone and completed the transaction very quickly. The recorder arrived very quickly and I was able to check out all functions very quickly. A really compact and quiet recorder that read and played all my previous recordings perfectly. An example of excellent service from Richer Sounds providing me with a superb recorder/player.
Date published: 2022-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 4th Richersounds/Panasonic DVD reorder/player All previous machines have been trouble free & very reliable & still work - I keep them as back up & additional capacity. Once set up easy to use.
Date published: 2022-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panasonic recorder I had a Panasonic recorder before for 5 1/2 year's which I bought from richer sounds with there extend guarantee and I was very satisfied I tried a Humax and nothing but problems I have now got a Panasonic and I do not expect to have any problems for about the next 5 or 6years I would highly recommend Panasonic recorders. Good luck with yours
Date published: 2022-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement DVD Player I needed to replace my 15 year old Panasonic DVD player and contacted my local Richer store for advice. After a very helpful discussion I ordered a Panasonic DMREX97 player, which has proved to be exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2022-02-15
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6 Year Guarantee

£27.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

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and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
price on anything over £100.

We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.


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