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Panasonic DMR-ES35

Panasonic DMR-ES35
alaScore 69

184 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES35. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the finish and size. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas there are mixed reviews on the design and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, finish

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 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-ES35 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the size and price. The image quality and reliability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the design.

usability, reliability, image quality, price, size


60% 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 InputPanasonic EUR7659Y70 Remote Control for DMRES35V, DMRES45V, DMRES46V

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: straycat90 (

Full of bugs. Both VCR and DVD stopped working.


Within the first year, the VCR broke and was repaired under warranty. About a year later (now out of warranty), the DVD player stopped working. It won't read DVD's at all anymore; it doesn't even know when a DVD is inserted (complains about bad DVD's...

All the features I was looking for in one unit

None of them work properly. The product is a major lemon, and should be covered by lemon laws

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: bensamuels (

sleek looking manchine


i like panasonic product's the company has been around ........for ever,its the darn manual that bites me.theres 78 pages why? there should be a cd/dvd that has some showing you how to hook up and use it......

thin shape easy front bottons,easy back for hook up to tv etc

the product i like its the manul thats has me confuse,high school grad,photoschool grad,my own exterminating co. grad from high school 1972 this was not here then just 1000.00 vcr' we need 78 page manul ,no maybe 15 and a bic pen {lol

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: jfoutty (

Poor. Only lasted 13 months


After several weeks VHS tapes would get stuck in the unit. Took the unit to a repair center. Tapes still would not eject 50% of the time after I got it back (I had to reach in and lift tape as it ejected). The remote worked intermitently after about 6...

DVD RAM feature

Remote, VHS, Menu

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: pcpatty (

Very Disappointed


I purchased this recorder in 2006. After occasional use, the DVD drive stopped working. I took it to a repair shop and they said my DVD drive was broken. Replacement cost exceeded the original purchase price. I must admit that I did not check CNET's...

Transfer (copying) from VHS to DVD and DVD to VHS

DVD drive no longer works

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: BE55Roberts (

What were the engineers thinking?


Bought this to do a variety of tasks, including copying my home VHS tapes to DVD. Have fought with the manual to accomplish anything but the straightforward copy. Unit needs separate controls for VHS and DVD sides. It was really designed to just copy...

Straightforward copying works

Everything else is way too complex

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: juci702 (

Took Two College Graduates Two Weekends To Master


I see a lot of comments here regarding the "chapters" feature. What I learned after our 80-hour lesson with the user manual for this machine, is that the features offered by the machine are dependent upon what type of media you are using for the...

It works well with a Panasonic TV (remotes are compatible)

You need a degree in engineering to follow the manual

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: tacinvt (

bad luck ?


easy to hook up

quickly defective

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: pixndix (

Too many problems


I've had 2 problems. The first was an easy fix. After copying 60 tapes that were recorded in the 80's, the heads got too dirty to read. As I said, that was an easy fix- a head cleaner fixed the problem. But, last week, the DVD crapped out and tells me...

When it's working, I love it

Read my opinion

May, 2007

Consumer review by: kdsdata (

It's not good enough


Just took mine back to Sear after the 30 day trial. Sorry about the wine, but I didn't do my homework before I bought this model. I actually didn't know what the issued were. Now (I think) I do.

Lot's of good features


May, 2007

Consumer review by: Buzz (

A good product made by a solid company


Ease of operation and setup

None yet

Apr, 2007

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.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

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Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


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

MD System

Type: None


Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner



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

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