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Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K

Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K
alaScore 95

107 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-EA18K from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-EA18K

 

Outstanding recording quality and tons of features, like flexible recording speed and chasing playback, make the Panasonic DMR-EA18K an excellent all-purpose DVD recorder.

Outstanding recording quality, with a best-in-class LP mode; flexible recording speed; chasing playback with DVD-RAM discs; USB port and SDHC card slot; upscales DVD to 1080p; included IR blaster can control a cable or satellite box.

No built-in tuner to receive analog or digital television broadcasts; cannot play back DivX files.

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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

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Panasonic DMR-EA18K

 

Sent back twice in six months. Will not buy another Panasonic DVD Recorder. Very disappointed that it received high ratings. This unit has a software problem that runs across all models. My father has the EA48 and has the same issues. It ruins every DL...

Good picture quality, nice features others don't offer, nice design

VERY poor quality, loud, slow loading dvd's, confusing screens

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"DON"T DO IT..."

 

Sent back twice in six months. Will not buy another Panasonic DVD Recorder. Very disappointed that it received high ratings.

Good picture quality, nice features others don't offer, nice design.

VERY poor quality, loud, slow loading dvd's, confusing screens

Consumer review by:

Worked for 2 years

 

Short life span, poor quality.

Recorded dvd's ok and had an imput for my camcorder

After 2 years it would not open the tray, cost to repair exceeded value of the box, replaced with another brand and bought the warranty. Really just junk from China

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"Worked for 2 years"

 

Short life span, poor quality.

Recorded dvd's ok and had an imput for my camcorder

After 2 years it would not open the tray, cost to repair exceeded value of the box, replaced with another brand and bought the warranty. Really just junk from China.

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EA18K

 

Short life span, poor quality.

Recorded dvd's ok and had an imput for my camcorder

After 2 years it would not open the tray, cost to repair exceeded value of the box, replaced with another brand and bought the warranty. Really just junk from China

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-EA18K

 

Sent back twice in six months. Will not buy another Panasonic DVD Recorder. Very disappointed that it received high ratings.

Good picture quality, nice features others don't offer, nice design

VERY poor quality, loud, slow loading dvd's, confusing screens

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Died one week after warranty

 

It is unacceptable to have product failure of this type after such short use. I spoke with a {anasonic representative who indicated that out of warranty is exactly the one year. Their offer to give me a refurbished unit for $140 plus shipping plus my...

Burned relatively well for the short number of dvd's burned. The results were generally excellent with high quality

Stopped functioning after about 40 dvd's. Had it for 54 weeks (hence no warranty) but I know how many dvd's because I started with a sleeve of 100. I used Taiyo-Yuden disks that have received good reviews

Consumer review by:

"Died one week after warranty"

 

It is unacceptable to have product failure of this type after such short use. I spoke with a {anasonic representative who indicated that out of warranty is exactly the one year. Their offer to give me a refurbished unit for $140 plus shipping plus my...

Burned relatively well for the short number of dvd's burned. The results were generally excellent with high quality.

Stopped functioning after about 40 dvd's. Had it for 54 weeks (hence no warranty) but I know how many dvd's because I started with a sleeve of 100. I used Taiyo-Yuden disks that have received good reviews.

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

Depth:9.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-EA18K
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
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