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Panasonic DMR-E85HS DVD Recorder

Panasonic DMR-E85HS DVD Recorder
alaScore 66

213 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the value for money.

usability, image quality, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-E85HS DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 213 reviews)

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Dont waste your time or money

 

Hard Drive, TV Guide, functions

1X-4X DVD-R compatible only, lack of Manufacture support

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Frustrating error.

 

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMR-E85HS DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E85HS DVD Recorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, reliability, design

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMRE85HS Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder with 120 GB Hard Drive Recording

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Consumer review by:

Satisfied customer

 

I purchased the Panasonic DMR-E85HS in October 2004, since then I have had no trouble with it. It has performed as advertised. If I were to make any complaint, it would be the length of time it took to populate the TV Guide function. I primarily use my...

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Panasonic DMR-E85HS Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder w/ Built-in 120GB HDD, Silver Color

 

So far so good. Easy setup out of the box. A little confusing to figure out the menu's at first, but I pretty quickly figured out how to view between different sources, record to the HDD, erase from the HDD, time-slip, and time record. It played both...

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Great Ease of use

 

My 70 plus year old mother is able to work this unit. (After a little hands on training.). Having looked at a number of these units this unit is the easiest to use. The speed of navagating stored video clips in increadable. Used to convert old...

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Terrible machines.

 

Great when they are working. BUT..

Good when working

Very unreliable

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Buyer Beware

 

Out of the box I did not have problems in the beginning. This recorder will only display DVD's at the standard 480p resolution. It will not upscale video resolution. First of all you must set up the recorder to download channel information from your...

Plays DVD-Audio and records DVD-RAM discs

TV guide system is not compatible with all cable boxes. Tech support help nonexistent

Consumer review by:

Great product marred by defective firmware!

 

I bought the Panasonic DMR-E85H from a local retailer after reading many good reviews through the Internet. However, nothing could have prepared me for the headaches the bugs in this unit would cause me!

Large 120GB hard drive, FREE TV Guide, excellent recording quality

Buggy firmware causes the machine to lock up

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Great unit!

 

For anyone looking to upgrade your home video recording from VHS, this is the unit to buy.

hard drive recording, editing, time slip feature

none so far

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Product Specifications

Panasonic DMR-E85HS is a progressive-scan DVD video recorder with built-in 120 GB hard disk and TV Guide On Screen. It records to DVD-RAM and DVD-R discs.

Built-in Display

Type:Fluorescent

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:120GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.8in
Height:3.1in
Weight:9.3lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-E85HS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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