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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. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on 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 People really like the size and price. The image quality and reliability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Manimator (

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


It works %100 of the time.

not black.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Bob From Maine (

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

Consumer review by: Jude (

Will not work in 2009!

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Unique (

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

Consumer review by: mongo (

nice unit


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

May, 2007

Consumer review by: B.K. from NYC (




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

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: RmHiker (

Defective DVD


Would not read or write to a DVD.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (



this is the best dvd recorder you can get.


Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: LatinPolarBear (

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

Consumer review by: LatinPolarBear (

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.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


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

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder

General Features

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


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

MD System

Type: None


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: 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: Yes


Device Type: None


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: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital


Television Type: None

TV Tuner



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