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Panasonic DMR-ES20

Panasonic DMR-ES20
alaScore 75

37 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality, but many are critical about the value for money.

image quality

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-ES20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 37 reviews)

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Stopped recording to any disk type

 

Too annoyed at a recorder that doesn't record to state any pros

Stops working and turns into junk.

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A perfect example of where you shouldn't save money

 

Everyone likes the concept of a DVR. You can record television seamlessly, without the loss of quality associated with a VCR, and there is no rewinding. Likewise, everyone likes a good deal. A good deal this Panasonic is not. You have to ...

Is less frustrating in the garbage

slow, locks up, dreadful menus

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A perfect example of where you shouldn't save money

 

Is less frustrating in the garbage

slow, locks up, dreadful menus

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A good recorder once you upgrade the firmware

 

I bought this recorder about a year ago, mainly to be able to backup the content of my Explorer 8300HD Digital Video Recorder. I immediately noticed that the auto clock setting which use a signal broadcasted by PBS didn't work. It was a minor ...

Good picture quality. Didn't reject any blank disc. DV input.

Very buggy before upgrading firmware. No component video inputs

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Taking this recorder back

 

accepts many different disc formats

doesn't always record

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Panasonic early failure prone dvd recorder

 

price , features

poor product support , terrible reliability , random failures

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Beyond my expectations

 

First I must admit I am a Panasonic fanboy. I waited for theese to drop a bit in price before I got one though, as the original $400.00 price tag was excessive. I've been using this for 4 months now without a single problem and have gone through over ...

Easy to use, great playback and recording quality, good design.

Terrible manual, many features only usable with DVD-RAM.

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No zoom, no time-remaining

 

Firewire input, easy to manually record

No zoom or time remaining features

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Very Flexible Multi Format Design

 

Great Picture, True Multi-Format Recording and Playback.

Doesn't come with S-Video cable.

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Very Flexible Multi Format Design

 

Bought the unit to transition my old VHS to DVD. Decided on this one after quite a bit of research. I was looking for a multi-format model as I don't want to end up with a 'Beta' from the 80's. Machine will not only play virtually all formats -/+, ...

Great Picture, True Multi-Format Recording and Playback.

Doesn't come with S-Video cable.

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View:No / Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback:No / Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback:No / Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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