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Is it true that my fairly newly purchased product Panasonic DMR-EX79 is not able to decode all HD channels. This was an expensive unit and bought it for HDD reasons as well. Can you please advise if I can decode the channels so I can record them if I wish?

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No, you can't decode them. Actually decoding them is considered piracy and against the law. That unit like the vast majority of them, if for the recording of the channels that are not coded , or, if they are coded , you have permission to record them because you have bought it from the channel owner.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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  • k_swann Oct 10, 2010

    Well then why does some other of the freeview channels come up - such as GO and 72???

  • Azrael SRL Oct 10, 2010

    Because those channels don't have the DRM security system activated - their owners have decided that is better this way: a happy viewer will return more often to their channel than a pissed-off one.
    Also please remember that this Panasonic is strictly an SD unit - it can't decode or receive HD channels.

  • k_swann Oct 10, 2010

    Thank you :-) Can you recommend a product I can buy that will do all this one does however picks ups HD channels?

  • Azrael SRL Oct 10, 2010

    I must warn you that when you record an HD channel in an DVD the resolution is automatically reduced, otherwise it would not fit in. Get this one http://about.pricegrabber.com/search_get... DR570/st=product/sv=more

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Pages 59 of the operation manual onwards detail common procedures for SETUP by using [FUNCTIONS] button on the remote.

While unit is stopped, or no discs loaded, press [FUNCTIONS] button to enter the setup menu on-screen. Using UP/DOWN arrow buttons, scroll down to 'OTHERS' and then select 'DISPLAY' tab. Once there, under 'New Channel Message' - if it is currently set to AUTOMATIC, set it to OFF, then exit the setup menu completely. This should solve future instances of nagging 'new channel found' (when it is clear the unit cannot receive it - especially HD channels or Pay-TV ones) messages.

You can always reset the unit to factory defaults later on if necessary, and this simple suggestion (as outlined in the manual) at least saves you the agony of a workshop technician telling you the same thing (although worded differently and probably not as nicely as here) then charging you per hour for it.

You can always download a free pdf copy of the manual for this very model DVD recorder unit if you have misplaced your original. Just right click the button 'GET THIS MANUAL' and save it to your PC from the following link.

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  • 35 watts per channel x 4 "tallboy" speakers, 140 watts for the center channel, and 150 watts for the subwoofer
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This model incorporates a SD (standard definition) integrated digital tuner. It is a major pain in the proverbial not being able to receive HD, and not being able to skip them in any setup menu.

The only thing you could really do here is connect an external HD digital set top box (which would also contain SD channels) directly to the recorder's AV inputs at the rear, and then selecting the appropriate input on the combo unit to suit the source. You could then choose whether to view/record HD or SD via this method, rather than use the unit's built-in tuner.

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HDMI means high definition multimedia interface.

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When connecting with a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or a receiver equipped with 'HDAVI Control' function, linked operations are possible. [Linked Operations with the TV (VIERA LinkTM HDAVI ControlTM)]

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