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Panasonic DMR-E55K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Panasonic DMR-E55K. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the design and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-E55K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E55K from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas the design and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, price, image quality, size

reliability, design

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-E55K Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player , BlackPanasonic DMR-E55K Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player , Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: mdiaz (

Panasonic DMR-E55K


I would recommend this unit if you don't care about having a timer-controlled cable or satellite box. For me not have this feature defeats the purpose of upgrading from a vcr.

Excellent recording and easy to sue

No cable box control feature which can be frustrating. Cable channel needs to be set to record. No timer control

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: chrmkr1785 (

Panasonic DMR-E55K


We had it almost 11 months before it decided that even the brand of discs it usualy liked were no longer acceptable. Panasonic has one of the least responsive customer service operations we have ever encountered. Long wait times, lack of specificity in...

great picture quality, OK ease of use

picky about discs, terrible customer service

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic DMR-E55K


Easy to use Tons of features Practically runs itself It makes you wonder how you got by without one

None so far

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

It's a digital world. A world where sound surrounds you and pictures dazzle the imagination. It's a world where the excitement of the movies is captured and brought to life on a simple five-inch disc - the size of a CD. Welcome to the incredible world of DVD. As a leader in digital technology, Panasonic made possible and forever changed the face of home theatre. Panasonic has packed big-screen excitement into the world's smallest and lightest DVD player. Come and experience the ultimate in home theatre entertainment. PRODUCT FEATURES: DVD RAM recordings up to 16 hours (EP Mode, 9.4GB Disc); DVD-R recordings up to 8 hours (EP Mode, 4.7GB Disc); Time Slip Function; Chasing Playback; Simultaneous Play & Record; One Touch Record & Play; Direct Navigator; Play list; NTSC Tuner with VHF, UHF, CATV Coverage; Includes VCR Plus+ Programming; Visibility Modulation Technology; Hybrid VBR: Variable Bit Rate Technology; 20-bit Dolby Digital A/D 2-Channel Recordings; 3 Line Inputs with: Composite, S-Video, L & R Audio; 5-Mode Recording Modes; Progressive Scan 480P/480I Video Playback; Compatible Formats: VCD, DVD, DVD-R & DVD-RAM; Composite, S-Video, Component Video Outputs; Compatible Formats: CD, CD-R/RW1, DVD-Audio (2ch), DVD-R & DVD-RAM; Built-In: 96kHz 24-bit Dolby Digital & DTS decoders, 2-Channel Decoders; DTS & Dolby Digital Compatible Optical Output; MP3 Playback (music files on CD-R/RW).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

Dimensions & Weight



Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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