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Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder

Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder
alaScore 80

260 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

value for money, usability, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 260 reviews)

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Panasonic DMR-ES10S (silver)


Editor's note: An upgraded version of this product, the DMR-ES20 is available for the same $200 list price. It features a FireWire connection for easy dubbing from DV camcorders but is otherwise identical. Anyone with a DV camcorder looking to burn...

Relatively inexpensive; excellent recording quality; chasing playback and quick-start recordings with DVD-RAM discs; easy-to-use menus; flexible recording mode.

Inability to create chapter stops on +R/-R/-RW discs; no IR blaster for timed recordings.

Panasonic's entry-level DMR-ES10 DVD recorder offers excellent recording quality but falls short when it comes to editing features.

Consumer review by:

First DVD recorder



I still prefer my VCR

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"What an excellent piece of machinery"


This is an excellent entry level DVD recorder, the big pros being the multiple formats that can record on (Only DVD+RW is not supported) and it's ease of use. True a hard drive would be nice but that doubles the price (DMR-ES85) It does everything that...

More formats than any other brands of recorder. Easy to understand menus

Looks like a DVD player from 1990. No DivX


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"Nicely Priced, Feature rich"


I was able to set this unit with my Cable box in a breeze. Very easy to Use...You don't need a $400 Recorder from Sony. Has everything that you need.

Great Price, Nice to have features, easy to use, Customize DVD etc.

Cannot record 16:9 , except when using DVD-RAM

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"Hot new features - Much Improved New Features!"


Full user opinion

Pros: Low price. Great recordings in LP (4Hr) speed

PIP & Commercial Skip wont work on Finalized DVDs.

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"Works great first time; every time so far"


This is my first DVD recorder and I read a lot of reviews before I bought it. I was nervous because it seemed like there were lots of complaints about every model out there. This one is a jewel. For under $200 (it was $199 less 10% off sale at...

Easy to record from TV, VCR, TiVo; good tuner; excellent tech support 7-days a week; bonus RAM disk.

Manual could be a lot better; inputting chapters takes a lot of button pushing

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"Why no 16:9 widescreen record ability?"


I just got this item today and noticed in the owners manual that it will only record in 16:9 aspect widescreen mode if you use DVD-RAM disks. Since I plan to use DVD-R this is a big disappointment. I called Panasonic and after 20 mins on hold they...

Ease of use.

Cannot record 16:9 widescreen on +R or -R media

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES10 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

value for money, usability, image quality, design

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-ES10S DIGA Series DVD Recorder , SilverPanasonic DMR-ES10S DIGA Series DVD Recorder (Silver)Panasonic DMR-ES10S DIGA Series DVD Recorder (Silver)

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Initially, I was really impressed with the product. I thought the editing features were simple yet effective. However, the player stopped working after a year and a half. It went into a continual "self check" loop and then completely stopped. I wrote ...

Seemed great at first ; Excellent recording and editing facilities

Reliability of a chocolate teapot ; Lousy customer service ; Did I mention the crappy reliability

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Stopped recording


When it worked, it was great. The DVD-RAM time slip feature was nice.

Recorder stopped working after 2 years.

Product Specifications

Panasonic DIGA DVD Recorders offer all the benefits of the DVD-RAM format, like simultaneous recording and playback, random access, chasing playback, on-disc editing, and multi-format data compatibility that lets you record TV programs and still pictures on the same disc. The new Panasonic DMRES10 is the latest edition to the hugely successful DIGA portfolio. With new picture enhancing technology delivering stunning digital video quality, this new DVD recorder is sure to make waves in 2005. The DMRES10 is ready to record just one second after switching on the power - meaning the very first seconds of a program can be caught. Vital scenes will be captured, meaning you will never miss the start of your favorite program again. The vital opening scene of your favorite soap or league match will no longer be a mystery.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-Audio / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA