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Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA38VK

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA38VK. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good views.

usability, price, image quality, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA38VK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA38VK from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The image quality and price also get good feedback.

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70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EA38VK Tunerless 1080p Upconverting VHS DVD RecorderPanasonic DMR-EA38VK Tunerless 1080p Upconverting VHS DVD Recorder

Jul, 2018

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Great until it died


I wish that I could deal with Newegg instead of Panasonic on the replacement issue. We'll see what happens. Still waiting......

Recorded DVDs have played on various other DVD players. Very easy to use. Only had 3 out of over 200 DVDs that couldn't record on. More of a DVD issue than a player issue, I think.

Video on the VHS tapes quit working after less than 2 months. Have contacted Panasonic and still awaiting their reply. Wouldn't record some home movies. They are not copyrighted so I'm not sure what the deal is.

Mar, 2009

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Best one yet


The Sony rigs I bought that were suppossed to write DL discs never worked right. I took a chance and bought this unit because I have had good luck with Panasonic products in the past. So far, this unit does all it says it will do. Write DL discs...

Some of the features of this unit are specific to working in conjunction with other Panasonic equipment only. The setup is a little confusing, but manageable. The remote is just OK. The power on startup seems very slow.

Feb, 2009

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Very Good


I've burned discs on DVD-R, DVD-RW& DVD+R DL. The -R & -RW discs worked on both DVD players & in my PC. When I tried using other media players like Power DVD, Nero Showtime or GOM player - they all worked with all discs. But I'm stumped as to the...

The picture quality is perfect. I watched a program on TV & burned it to DVD & couldn't tell the difference between live & burned.

DVD+R DL discs won't play on Windows Media Player 10 or on Windows XP Media Center.

Sep, 2008

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If you're wanting to take your vhs tapes and burn them to dvd's or cd's then I'd buy this in a heartbeat. It Works! I think thats the best review something can get, IT WORKS! And the disks are good quality. My dvd's always looked at least as good as...

It works as it says it will. It copies vhs to dvd, dvd to vhs with one touch. Easy to understand manual and menus. Hooked my JVC camcorder to it with super-v and audiocables and transferred my mini-dvd's to dvd with no problem at all...first time I...

If it had an astc tuner it would be perfect. I've only found one, an emerson, with all the same features and a tuner and the reviews were terrible.

May, 2008

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Good recorder, ok player


Recording quality is good. Feature list is good. Playback quality is good, particularly the analog audio. Recording process is pretty easy. VHS plays back over component, which is nice (not so on my older JVC combo unit)

Feels' flimsy, particularly the DVD tray. Remote is dedicated to recording functions & playback functions suffer somewhat (no dedicated 'subtitle' button for instance). Slow to respond to eject, drive switching commands, can be frustrating @ first.

May, 2008

Product Specifications

By interpolating video data using proprietary algorithms, SD format data is up-converted to 1080 x 1920p HD format video data. This conversion increases the richness of the original data by almost six fold, producing the highest possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV. Connect your Panasonic DVD recorder to your VIERA flat-panel HDTV via an HDMI cable, and the TV channel setting information is automatically downloaded to the recorder. Once the Auto Preset Download is complete, the DVD recorder will keep whichever TV channel you're watching as its receiving channel. This means you can record the program you're watching by just pressing the Record button on the VIERA remote. With VIERALink, you don't have to worry about setting the recorder to the right channel every time you want to record something. The Panasonic DMR-EA38VK DVD recorder is equipped with an SD Memory Card slot and USB terminal, which makes it easy to view photos from your digital camera. Just slip the SD card into the slot or use the cable to connect the camera to the USB terminal, and you're ready to enjoy a spectacular big-screen slideshow with family and friends. You can even listen to music recorded onto a USB device while viewing your photos. All of Panasonic DVD recorder models are designed in compliance with Panasonic's Universal Design principles. Frequently used buttons (Power, Open/Close) are located at the top of the main unit to make them easier to see when the unit is placed in a rack and you need to look down when operating it. Both the remote control and graphical user interface (GUI) were designed for easy use by everyone, based on the results of a Panasonic survey.

Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo / USB digital player

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type:Digital player

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

MD System

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TV Tuner

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Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

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