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Panasonic DMR E20S

Panasonic DMR E20S
alaScore 67

20 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic DMR E20S. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 DMR E20S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Panasonic DMR E20S 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

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-E20S DVD Recorder and Player, SilverPanasonic DMR-E20S DVD Recorder and Player, Silver

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Having been deeply involved with the development of the DVD-RAM format, Panasonic has released a DVD Video Recorder that can record on both DVD-RAM discs and DVD-R discs. Capable of high-speed data transmission and high-speed random access, this recorder offers countless recording and playback possibilities. Using the DMR-E20, you can record up to 12 hours of video on new 2-sided, 9.4GB DVD-RAM discs. These discs can be played back on a DVD-RAM compatible DVD player - such as Panasonic's DVD-RP91 or DVD-H2000. Instead of just shooting videos, now you can edit them too. Random access makes it easy to perform simple non-linear editing using just a single DVD Video Recorder, with no need for additional editing equipment. Two encoding technologies are combined, Real time VBR (Variable Bit Rate) and Visibility Modulation Technology, to provide MPEG2 recording with superb picture quality. Here's how it works: Real Time VBR adjusts the bit rate according to video signal complexity, in order to optimize the compression ratio. At the same time, Visibility Modulation Technology reduces compression for the most noticeable parts of each signal while it filters out unimportant data to raise compression in other areas. This combination helps assure incredible picture quality for your preferred DVD-RAM recording mode. You can set the DMR-E20 to a variety of recording modes, each depending on average bit rate. EP mode yields the most recording time, LP & SP mode provide less recording time with higher quality recording, and XP mode gives you the highest quality recording. There's also the FR (Flexible Recording) mode that lets you record with the best picture quality possible for the recording time and remaining space on the disc. Input TBC, 3D Y/C separation circuitry, and 3D digital noise reduction are particularly effective when recording from analog video sources such as conventional VHS or S-VHS VCRs. Input TBC is a built-in time base corrector that delivers highly stable, natural images. The 3D Y/C Separation Circuitry minimizes the dot crawl and color smearing caused by interference between the video signal's Y and C color subcomponents. And, 3D Digital Noise Reduction effectively removes noise components from the signal during playback.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / Video CD
Search Speed:Up to 100x
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty