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Panasonic DMR-ES35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES35. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, price, image quality, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-ES35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES35 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the design.

usability, reliability, image quality, price, size


61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-ES35VS DVD Recorder / VCR Combo with DV InputPanasonic DMR-ES35VS DVD Recorder / VCR Combo with DV Input

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Works Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It works %100 of the time.

not black.

Dec, 2007

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Works Great Every Time !!


I have been making copies of my old home movies for a little over two weeks with NO problems at all.

The only thing I could think of is the VCR has only a 2 heads.

Nov, 2007

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Will not work in 2009!

Nov, 2007

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Panasonic DMRES35VS Progressive Scan DVD Recorder/VCR Combo - Retail


Most of the functions are very basic.

Some of the functions seem really hard to understand.

Nov, 2007

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nice unit


great picture, easy to use, upconverts vcr signal through component jacks.

May, 2007

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Avoid this product! There are design defaults that make it unreliable.

Apr, 2007

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Defective DVD


Would not read or write to a DVD.

Apr, 2007

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this is the best dvd recorder you can get.


Mar, 2007

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A follow up... Awesome all around...


The first review I wrote was because I expected a DVD recorder to playback what what discs it could record on.

On the remote that comes with the player, there's no eject button which is kind of odd.

Feb, 2007

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Well... it plays... and plays well so far...


I originally purchased the Samsung VR330, and aesthetically it looks more elegant and appealing than this model. BUT, what pleases me is that this player will play recorded DVD's and backups. The Samsung could not.

It played some of my pre-recorded DVD-R's and a DVD+R DL flawlessly

There isn't an eject button on the remote control. That's the only complaint I have. Because the TV input is S-Video, it won't play widescreen TV or HD channels utilizing the entire real estate of your HDTV screen. They all play in Letterbox mode

Dec, 2006

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. PRODUCT FEATURES: Easy operation: anyone can record and play images comfortably and easily; High picture quality: anyone can automatically record and play beautiful images; Life box: anyone can easily record memorable scenes; Other handy functions for even more recording possibilities.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Maximum HDD recording time:8


Type:DVD recorder

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):13.5 / 2
Power consumption (typical):26 / 33

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Hard Drive

Maximum HDD recording time:8


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA/Panasonic DMR

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

MD System

Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13.5 x 2.28 / 16.9 x 13.9 x 3.31
Disc types supported:DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / DVD-R
I/O ports:Outputs:\nComposite (VCR/DVD) in\nComponent (DVD) out\nLeft/Right Audio(VCR/DVD) in/out\nHDMI out
Number of TV tuners:1
Optical disc recording:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL,DVD-RW
Playback formats:DVD-Video, DivX, Video CD, SVCD, Hi-Fi, SQPB
Power Requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz
Recording format:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, +R, DVD-RW / MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):13.5 / 2
Power consumption (typical):26 / 33


Device Type: None

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP,SP,LP,EP
Max DVD recording time:6


SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Television Type: None

TV Tuner



Device Type:VCR
Media Type:S-VHS / VHS/VHS


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:11.9 / 15