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Panasonic DMR-T6070 ProLine DVD Recorder and 160 GB Hard Drive

Panasonic DMR-T6070 ProLine DVD Recorder and 160 GB Hard Drive

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  • Professional DVD-R/DVD-RAM recorder/player with built-in 160 GB hard drive featuring 284-hour extended recording
  • Records up to 8 hours of material on a single-sided disc (and up to 16 hours on a double-sided 9.4 GB DVD-RAM)
  • High-speed recording from hard disk: 3x to DVD-RAM, 4x to DVD-R; improved Direct Navigator helps you locate material in an instant
  • IEEE 1394 DV input with DV auto recording, automatic playlist, and auto thumbnail generation; plays MP3 CDs and high-res DVD-Audio (2-channel)
  • Measures 16.9 x 3.1 x 11.5 inches (W x H x D)


Kiss that VCR goodbye. Panasonic's DMR-T6070 DVD-RAM/DVD-R recorder/player features a 160 GB hard drive that gives you up to 36 hours of recording time in the highest quality-recording mode (XP), or up to an incredible 284 hours in EP mode--more than 11 straight days of recording. This also means a 4.7 GB DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc can hold up to 1 hour in XP mode or 8 hours in EP, while a 9.4 GB double-sided DVD-RAM can hold up to 2 hours in XP and up to 16 hours in EP mode. Advanced functionality--including Time Slip, Chasing Playback, and Simultaneous Record and Play--are available when using either the DMR-T6070's HDD or a DVD-RAM disc.

The TV Guide On Screen electronic program guide (EPG) is handy for checking what's on. Setting up to record a TV broadcast is easy, too, thanks to VCR Plus+ functionality--simply select the desired program from the displayed list. You can also search for desired programs alphabetically or by displaying only the programs in a certain category. (TV Guide On Screen service may not be available in some areas.)

Further, the DMR-T6070 is equipped with an IEEE 1394 DV input and features DV Auto Recording, which is ideal for connecting and transferring footage from a compatible digital camcorder.

The DMR-T6070 also offers the ability to create personalized DVDs with user-defined thumbnails. When finalizing a DVD-R disc, both the title and a thumbnail image of the user's choice from each title are displayed. The Direct Navigator function displays thumbnails of all programs at the press of a button. With instant recording, you no longer need to search for empty disc space. By pressing the recording button, the unit finds available recording space and begins recording right away. There is no need to worry about overwriting already recorded content.

The DMR-T6070 allows faster than real time recording from the hard drive: 3x normal speed in DVD-RAM and 4x normal speed in DVD-R (on 4x-compatible media) at the touch of a button.

Time Slip lets you watch a program in progress, from the beginning, while the recorder continues to record the broadcast to the end. The Time Slip button lets you go back to a desired scene during recording. Using DVD-RAM or the hard drive, Chasing Playback permits you to skip back to watch material currently being recorded from any point that's already been recorded--while continuing to record the live program in progress.

The DMR-T6070 comes standard with: playlist recording from the hard disk; black level control on input and output; auto renewal recording; relief recording; progressive scanning output for scintillating playback on high-definition and HD-ready TVs; playlist function and easy video editing; CD-R and MP3 music playback; rapid random access during recording and playback; advanced MPEG2 encoding; built-in input TBC and 3D Y/C separation; QuickView (1.3x normal speed viewing); onscreen menu icons; an optical digital-audio output for DTS and Dolby Digital passthrough to compatible AV receivers; switchable (480p/480i) component-video output; SD Memory Card and PC Card slots; and a 3-prong grounded AC plug.

The player/recorder will downmix a high-resolution multichannel DVD-Audio program so you can enjoy it in stereo (via the unit's analog audio outputs), even if not in surround sound. The DMR-T6070's improved full-function IR remote control offers a level of convenience not seen before on Panasonic's DVD recorders, including one-touch controls for major functions.

What's in the Box
DVD recorder, a remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, an RF coaxial video cable, a stereo analog audio/composite-video cable, an IR blaster, a set of BNC-to-RCA component-video adapter plugs, and an AC power cord.

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