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Panasonic DMR-ES20K

Panasonic DMR-ES20K
alaScore 65

89 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES20K. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the size and reliability, while reviews are divided on the finish.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-ES20K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES20K from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the finish.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMR-ES20K DVD Recorder Black

Jul, 2015

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Panasonic DMR-ES20K


Either I got a real lemon or Panasonic released a system that does not deliver on it's promises. REcorded and finalized DVDs would not play on other players as they are supposed to.

Ease of use

Does not deliver

Jan, 2006

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Panasonic DMR-ES20K


Will not release the finalized DVD until you unplug from power source to reset. Did not use for a week or so after purchase, contacted company immediately after several calls to company for assistance. They finally said they would send and update DVD...

Play mode is fine

incompatibility, lack of company support,, poor warranty service network

Jan, 2006

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Panasonic DMR-ES20K


I bought this DVD recorder over about a year ago. For about a week it worked well then it just stopped working. The screen split in half and went black and white. I returned it for another one under the product warranty. Six months later (with no...

works well for a few weeks

After two weeks there are no promises

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Schedule Problem


Records Flawlessly with high quality, thumbnails, DV input, DVD-RAM

When using scheduled recording, if recurrent schedulings exist, unit will see these first even when they come later in chronological order than other schedulings, it will then allocate disk space for these later recurrent schedulings. After this often...

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



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 / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA



Video Output

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

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