If it’s multimedia recording you’re after, Panasonic has just built your lounge dreamboat – this DVD, VHS and SD card recorder with cavernous internal storage.
The DMR-EX95’s favourite method of hoovering your TV recordings is via its 250GB hard drive – that’s enough for about 440 hours of footage, or about three Oscar acceptance speeches.
When you’re ready to get archiving, it’ll take any format of DVD – including new dual layer jobs – and even swallow your ancient old VHS tapes. An SD memory card slot will also guzzle the shots from your digicam, and up-scale them to somewhere close to high-def quality for your HD telly.
It’s not just a multimedia landfill either. The built-in Freeview tuner will provide your hits of E4 and around 40 other channels, and includes a 7-day EPG to save you buying the Radio Times.
There’s also the all-important HMDI connection which will take both 1080i and 720p flavours of high-def, and Panasonic’s new ‘HDAVI control’ system which allows you to control your whole home cinema setup – as long as it’s all Panny made – with just one remote.
There’s no price for the EX95 yet as it’s not due to hit shelves until June – stay tuned for more updates from us and Panasonic at its official site.