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Panasonic DMR-PWT550EB Blu-Ray & HDD Recorder

SKU: 36035

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A multi-channel sound format which is the standard in Europe for DVD and the most used in the world. This format can potentially support any number of channels: mono, stereo, 3 channel surround, 5.1 & 6.1 surround being the ones you will find most.


A DVD player or other source component with a Dolby Digital output will deliver the signal in a format which home cinema amplifiers with built in Dolby Digital decoders can handle.


Visit Dolby Digital online here.


Dolby Digital
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DVD Video discs look like Compact Discs but have a much larger capacity. As a result, hours of high-quality video and audio can be stored on a single DVD disc. Devices which show the DVD Video logo will play back DVD titles such as those that can be bought in music shops, supermarkets and online.

DVD Video
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A disc based video format, most commonly used in parts of Asia. Discs look the same as ordinary CDs and DVDs but picture and sound are not as good as DVD.

Super VCD (or SVCD) improves on the VCD format, delivering superior sound and picture and easier navigation around a disc but is still not as good as DVD.

SVCD & VCD playback
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THX was founded by film-maker George Lucas to address standards in cinema design and performance. THX Select is a certification of hardware performance, as defined by the company. Certified products are guaranteed to meet certain stringent performance and specification criteria, as well as offering custom THX decoding modes and bass management for movies and music.

THX Select
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An audio only version of the DVD format. Discs look the same, but carry music only in a multi-channel format and with higher resolution compared with that of CD. DVD Video players wont necessarily play DVD Audio format, so look out for the DVD Audio logo.

DVD Audio
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THX was founded by film-maker George Lucas to address standards in cinema design and performance. THX Ultra2 is a high-end certification of hardware performance, as defined by the company. Certified products are guaranteed to meet certain stringent performance and specification criteria, designed for the latest 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 multi-channel audio. THX Surround EX offers custom THX decoding modes for movies and music, delivering 6.1 and 7.1 decoding of 5.1 soundtracks so that those with full 7.1 speaker systems can enjoy the benefits from 5.1 encoded recordings.

THX Ultra 2 Surround EX
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Imagine a system of teletext for radio. R.D.S. tuners give extra information about FM broadcasts including: station naming, radio text (which stations can use to label individual tracks or let you know which programme is on), correct time, traffic announcement (which will interrupt a national broadcast with a local programme’s traffic report) and more.

PTY = Programme type (e.g. Classic, Pop, Rock, News, Current Affairs, Sports), CT = Clock time, PS = Programme Service (e.g. BBC Radio 4, Virgin), EON = Enhanced Other Networks (including TA = Traffic Announcement), RT = Radio Text

Radio Text: An enhancement to RDS which offers scrolling text information from the broadcaster. This can include current programme details, the track title being played, traffic news - whatever they decide to offer.

For more information about RDS, click here.

RDS Radio Data System with Radio Text
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Neural Surround is a technology developed as a means to deliver surround sound soundtracks from conventional stereo sources, such as radio and television. Those with Neural Surround decoders are able to reveal an exciting, full surround soundtrack from suitably encoded sources - without compromising the performance that those with standard, stereo equipment enjoy, as normal.

Neural Surround from THX Technologies
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Blu-ray is a high-density storage format. With Blu-ray, the capacity of a DVD-sized disc is dramatically increased, with up to 50GB of storage space on a single disc. This provides room for films and programming at superior High Definition resolutions, or for more than five times as much standard DVD programming, on the one disc.

Blu-ray Disc
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THX was founded by film-maker George Lucas to address standards in cinema design and performance. THX Select2 is a quality certification of hardware performance, as defined by the company. Certified products are guaranteed to meet certain performance and specification criteria. THX Surround EX offers custom THX decoding modes for movies and music, delivering 6.1 and 7.1 decoding of 5.1 soundtracks so that those with full 7.1 speaker systems can enjoy the benefits from 5.1 encoded recordings.

THX Select2 and Surround EX
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A device which displays this logo is capable of supporting the picture resolution and wider bandwidth required for High Definition pictures.

In the case of a display such as a plasma or LCD television, this will mean that the screen has the resolution (the level of image detail) to render High Definition images properly. Some screens are merely High Definition compatible - this means that they will accept a high definition signal, but only render the picture in standard definition. This is not the same as HD ready. If you are looking for future-proofing and the best picture, your screen should be "HD Ready".

Source devices such as DVD players with the logo will deliver a High Definition resolution image, usually by upscaling standard definition images to the better format. Other sources of High Definition programming include the BBC’s service & Sky’s subscription services, both currently available via satellite, while in the future, High Definition will be available via the new digital TV platform, "Freeview" and from "Blu-ray" disc players.

Devices such as AV receivers can also be "High Definition Ready" if they have video switching which supports the increased bandwidth required to carry a high definition signal (typically via HDMI or component video connections)

Component video is a picture signal format. Component video inputs are most commonly found on plasma, LCD screens and projectors as the format supports a high-bandwidth, suitable for High-Definition signals.

HDMI: High Definition Multimedia Interface. The HDMI connector is a digital interface which has global backing as the universal digital connector for home entertainment products. Capable of carrying a very large data rate, it is ideal for the latest generation of High-Definition sources and displays, it can carry picture, sound and other information between the latest generation of DVD players, plasma screens, computers and more - with the best performance yet.

High Definition Ready
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FLAC stands for "Free Lossless Audio Codec". It is a compression technology which allows you to reduce the size of audio files, without any reduction in audio quality. Players with the FLAC logo are capable of playing back files encoded using the format.

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

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Manufacturer: Panasonic
The DMRPWT550 from Panasonic combines a premium Blu-ray recorder with 4K upscaling for incredible ultra high definition imagery, wireless networking for access to streamed content or online sources along with a 500GB hard drive and twin Freeview HD tuners for simultaneous programme recording.
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