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Panasonic DMR-E55S DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Panasonic DMR-E55S DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good comments, but reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, reliability, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-E55S DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E55S DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design and image quality. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the size.

usability, price, reliability, image quality, design

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-E55S Progressive Scan DVD Recorder / Player , SilverPanasonic DMR-E55S Progressive Scan DVD Recorder / Player , Silver

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Panasonic DMR-E55 review


Intro Now that DVD recorders have reached the brink of mass affordability, everyone is starting to make one. Panasonic was on the scene before just about everyone, however, and its entry-level fifth-generation model--the DMR-E55S--delivers some...

Relatively inexpensive; excellent recording quality in XP and SP modes; simultaneous recording and playback with DVD-RAM; Flexible Recording mode.

Somewhat difficult to use; no IR blaster for cable box control; soft recording quality in EP mode; no FireWire input.

Panasonic's least-expensive DVD recorder is a good choice for basic TV and video archiving.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Be careful!

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: miou (

Best dvd recorder that money can buy


Quality of Sound(Excelent) Very good Image

Does not support all brands of dvd-r

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Review: Panasonic DMR-E55S DVD Recorder

Oct, 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.

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