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Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder / HDD recorder
alaScore 66

392 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 392 reviews of Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder / HDD recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder / HDD recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD recorder / HDD recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-E80H Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder with Hard Drive , SilverPanasonic DMR-E80H Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder with Hard Drive , Silver

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Disk/DVD-R Recorder Reviewed


The Panasonic DMR-E8OH breakthrough hard disk/DVD-R recorder lets you record video, edit precisely, set index points, and transfer to DVDR or tape without generation loss... what's not to like? Since my first tape recorder in the mid-1960s, I've wanted...

Consumer review by: avmax (

this is what a dvd recorder is suppose to be.


Hard drive digital recorder, dvd recording ,editing & inputs

only records at 1x dvd-r and 2x dvd-ram

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: bhbest (

The best keeps on getting better


High quality picture, lots of user options, lots of jacks

menu's are complex and owners manual is no better

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: esamax (



easy to use; excellent results

cannot change the channels on a cable box - only draw back

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Panasonic Sovereign DMR-E80H DVD Recorder


Consumer review by: ongams (



Decent video and audio.

Overpriced, hard drive fails, freezes, unreliable.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: jenericbook (

Great machine


Easy to use ; hearty ; produces a great product

The hard drive freezes if it's half-way filled

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: hawaiinei (

a good buy


The price and the quality.

The manual is hard to read.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: dardar227 (

Great Features-Lousy Hard Drive :(


Features like internal hard drive and easy timer.

Hard Drive Failure

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: cowpuncher (

Almost Perfect


I've had the unit for about a week now. The only issue I've had so far is the way chapters are handled. When recording to DVD from the hard disk in the high speed mode, there are no automatically inserted chapters. One way to add them is to press the ...

intuitive menus / functions, good video quality

Automatic chapter insertion could be better. Clock only displays when powered off.

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

DMR-E80H is a Progressive-Scan DVD Video Recorder with Built-in 80 GB Hard Disk & Time Slip Playback; it records to DVD-RAM and DVD-R disks. This DVD Recorder can record to both high-capacity DVD-RAM disks and DVD-R disks. DVD-RAM disks can be rewritten up to an incredible 100, 000 times and come in the double-sided (9.4GB capacity) and single-sided (4.7GB) varieties in both cartridge (provides additional protection) and non-cartridge types, all of which can be used with Panasonic recorders. DVD-RAM disks can be played back on its DVD-RAM-compatible DVD home players and portable players. DVD-R disks are write-once and can be played on most consumer DVD players. In addition, the smaller, 8 cm DVD-RAM and DVD-R disks utilized for its VDR-M30 DVD camcorder can be used for recording and playback in DVD recorders, too. Now you no longer have to wait for an entire program to be recorded before watching it from beginning to end. With chasing playback, an element of the Time Slip feature, you can skip back to watch a program currently being recorded from any point that's already been recorded - while continuing to record the live program in progress. The second part of the Time Slip feature, Simultaneous Recording and Playback lets you record a program onto a disk while you're watching any other program that's previously been recorded on the same disk. Progressive scanning, otherwise known as 480P (p=progressive), creates a picture signal with double the scan lines of a conventional interlaced picture, 480I (I=interlaced), to create a noticeably sharper image. The 480P image offers higher picture resolution and eliminates virtually all motion artifacts. Even on large screens, the progressive scan lines are barely noticeable and picture flickering is greatly reduced, so you can enjoy extended viewing without eye fatigue. There are also many advantages to progressive conversion. Panasonic progressive-scan DVD players can handle both progressive and conventional interlaced video.

Built-in Display


Cassette System

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CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

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Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR

MD System

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TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


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VCR 2nd

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