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Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K

Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K
alaScore 76

84 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EA18K


There isn't any standout feature of this DVD recorder apart from HD up-conversion that warrants a rush out and buy now recommendation. However, the price is great. No storage capabilities on the unit mean you need to burn directly to DVD, a long...

Good DVD media supportLong wait for DVD productionVIERALinkNo standout featuresBasic recorder

Replacing your VCR with an affordable DVD recorder couldn't be easier...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Falcon (

Great Recording quality


I highly recommend this unit if you wish to record DVD's. If I had realized how good it was, I would have purchased months ago.

1) Outstanding recording quality ; 2) Flexible record option allows you to set your own user defined disc record length and video quality ; 3) Signal pass through on S-Video/audio when unit it off. Presumably on the other feeds as well, but I haven't...

1) No TV Tuner ; 2) Does not play PAL dvd's ; 3) somewhat technical interface that could give some people difficulty ; 4) a little slow at times ; None of these are a big deal, but might be useful info for somebody

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: KevinOshkoshWI (

Top of the line


gives me something to do on a rain/snowy day, figuring it the instructions.

Mates with my panasonic hdmi 42" vera link TV perfectly

Slightly complicated instrutions

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (



Very good manual and website help if you run into trouble.

Excellent product! Upconversion for older DVD's and JPEG's make then look stunning. Recording quality is also ; excellent, especially in 2 hour or less recordings. HDMI cable highly recommended-it makes a big difference. If you can program a VCR, this...

Only complaint so far is very slow to power on. Other than that works great

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: sedonaman (

Stunning color


I highly recommend this unit.

This is an excellent recorder. It puts out stunning color. It is my first DVDR; I almost bought a competing unit for $50 less but noticed that it did not record a full picture in wide screen; plus, some reviewers reported so much trouble with its...

It takes a minute or two for the unit to come up ready to record. It has a fast wake-up mode that I turned off because others reported problems with it. Have a little patience and you will be rewarded

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: (



Unplugged the Sylvania unit and plugged the Panasonic in the same way and we have a Pioneer TV so the ability for two Panasonics to communicate, did not happen however, did not find that to be any kind of a problem. After connecting and getting...

Purchased this Panasonic DMR-EA18K DVD unit online after an extensive amount of research to find a unit that just records and plays DVD's (also plays CD's). Have already tackled the conversion of VHS tapes to DVD's and wore out a VHS/DVD Sylvania...

The manual is very involved and not being a technical person (72 yr old female), decided to let my ""instincts"" take over. Had to purchase an HDMI splitter as the our Pioneer TV only had one HDMI connection and needed two since we have Directv Satellite.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: David Kettler (



This recorder doesn't have a built in tuner, but it's perfect for recording from Directv or digital cable. It has a very easy to use interface and it's fast at finalizing the disk. The widescreen video quality is outstanding especially when recording...

Consumer review by: Tami Shuck (

Great DVD recorder.


Bought this recorder recently and am completely satisfied. The best part is the flexible recording feature. So often movies will be just over 2 hours. With most recorders, you would have to choose the lower-quality 4-hour recording speed. Not with this...

Consumer review by: Bill (

Panasonic DMR-ea18k dvd recorder


recording internet education servide

Attractive Design, Fast Recording, Fast Setup, Simple Controls

Poor Chapter Publishing

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: crusher (

Great recorder


I bought this machine to transfer all my VHS tapes to DVD. I have only transferd one tape so far and it was very simple. Hook up is a breeze, no different than any other DVD or DVR. The quality of the transfer is excellent in the one hour mode.You can...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

By interpolating video data using proprietary algorithms, SD format data is up-converted to 1080 x 1920p HD format video data. This conversion increases the richness of the original data by almost six fold, producing the highest possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV. Connect your Panasonic DVD recorder to your Viera flat-panel HDTV via an HDMI cable, and the TV channel setting information is automatically downloaded to the recorder. Once the auto preset download is complete, the DVD recorder will keep whichever TV channel you're watching as its receiving channel. This means you can record the program you're watching by just pressing the Record button on the Viera remote. With Viera Link, you don't have to worry about setting the recorder to the right channel every time you want to record something. The Panasonic DMR-EA18K DVD recorder is equipped with an SD Memory Card slot and USB terminal, which makes it easy to view photos from your digital camera. Just slip the SD card into the slot or use the cable to connect the camera to the USB terminal, and you're ready to enjoy a spectacular big-screen slideshow with family and friends. You can even listen to music recorded onto a USB device while viewing your photos. All of Panasonic's DVD recorder models are designed in compliance with Panasonic's universal design principles. Frequently used buttons are located at the top of the main unit to make them easier to see when the unit is placed in a rack and you need to look down when operating it. Both the remote control and Graphical User Interface (GUI) were designed for easy use by everyone, based on the results of a Panasonic survey.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA