Advice on Panasonic E95 please ...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by CJB, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. CJB

    CJB Guest

    Please can someone advise on the Panasonic E95 with 160Gb harddrive. I
    bought this in Tottenham Court Road in London for £399 (discounted
    from £800 !!!). Hmm - I wondered why. Aha - now I've found out.
    You can't get the Panasonic DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs!! I trawled the
    entire length of TCR and no-one had any - none - zero - zilch.
    And Panasonic advise on not using any other manufacturers. The only
    source seems to be the online 'shop' on the Panasonic web site.

    Secondly I can't find where to get the PC card so that I can use the
    E95 to process images from my Fuji Xd card. Does anyone know what the
    card is and where I can get one. The Panasonic online 'shop' does
    not sell them, and the instruction manual says nothing.

    Thirdly I need a fully wired 21 pin scart cable but when I search for
    this on the Panasonic online 'shop' it comes up with zero records.
    They obviously don't sell them even though they recommend them!!

    Sending emails to Customer Service have failed since their web site
    contact form page has a bug in it. Written letters to Customer Service
    have been ignored to date.

    I hope the E95 is not as bad as their Customer Service.

    Incidentally has ANYONE got a E95 and actually been happy with it. Like
    what are its plus points and minus points?

    Many thanks - CJB
     
    CJB, Apr 13, 2005
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  2. Please can someone advise on the Panasonic E95 with 160Gb harddrive. I
    bought this in Tottenham Court Road in London for £399 (discounted
    from £800 !!!). Hmm - I wondered why. Aha - now I've found out.
    You can't get the Panasonic DVD-R and DVD-RAM discs!! I trawled the
    entire length of TCR and no-one had any - none - zero - zilch.
    And Panasonic advise on not using any other manufacturers. The only
    source seems to be the online 'shop' on the Panasonic web site.

    Secondly I can't find where to get the PC card so that I can use the
    E95 to process images from my Fuji Xd card. Does anyone know what the
    card is and where I can get one. The Panasonic online 'shop' does
    not sell them, and the instruction manual says nothing.

    Thirdly I need a fully wired 21 pin scart cable but when I search for
    this on the Panasonic online 'shop' it comes up with zero records.
    They obviously don't sell them even though they recommend them!!

    Sending emails to Customer Service have failed since their web site
    contact form page has a bug in it. Written letters to Customer Service
    have been ignored to date.

    I hope the E95 is not as bad as their Customer Service.

    Incidentally has ANYONE got a E95 and actually been happy with it. Like
    what are its plus points and minus points?

    Many thanks - CJB

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    I've had nothing but good experiences with a Panasonic E80 and an E100 here
    in the USA. My non-technical wife quickly learned to use them too and we
    have made many DVD's from all sorts of media, Beta, VHS, LD, other DVD's and
    commercial Cable. For lecture/demonstrations I have put sound on alone too,
    dubbing from FM radio, CD'd, audiotape etc.

    To date I have yet to use a Panasonic DVD-R. I buy my DVD's by the hundred
    from an online supplier. My last batch cost 35c each and I get fewer duds
    than from store-bought media. I've had no use for DVD RAM disks although I
    have a pile of samples from Panasonic. The machines will not read or burn
    DVD+R.

    The units work so well I've virtually given up my PC setup (Canopus
    capture - Sony 510a burner). All my connections into the Pannies are analog
    IN, either RCA or S or Co-axial (RF). There are three ports L1, L2 and L3.
    All L1 IN connections are from my integrated amplifier/receiver and I pass
    the OUT signal through it too. L2 is direct from another DVD player with the
    video signal passing through a video enhancer, L3 is direct from a Beta VCR,
    also video enhanced. SCART is not particularly used in North America so I
    can't comment.

    In conclusion I like my Pannies because of ease of use particularly for the
    non-expert, because of their versatility and because of their tolerance to a
    wide variey of media with few coasters.

    Why you would want to connect a PC I don't know, in any case, can't you use
    analog out? The Pannies do their own Digital conversion. Denzil.
     
    Denzil Hathway, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. Plenty of DVD-RAM media out there - search the web and you will find dozens
    in the UK. Maxell media is just as good as Panasonic. Verbatim RAM disks are
    Panasonic. Expect to pay around £2.80 for single side.

    Stewart
     
    Stewart Vane-Tempest, Apr 14, 2005
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  4. CJB

    Alpha Guest


    It is never used in the USA.
     
    Alpha, Apr 15, 2005
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    Alpha, It's a sad shame you don't speak English. Regards, Denzil.
     
    Denzil Hathway, Apr 15, 2005
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  6. CJB

    Alpha Guest

    What about never is foreign to your mind?
     
    Alpha, Apr 17, 2005
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