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Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15

Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15
alaScore 80

303 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 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-ES15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 303 reviews)

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Panasonic DMR-ES15


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It is cheap but what good is it?


This is the second unit of this miserable machine that died on me. It is so awkward to use, and built so disgustingly cheap! Lurid Panasonic even scrimped on putting a cooling fan in the case, the unit overheats and breaks down in the middle of a ...

None, what good is it if it breaks!


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I have used the PANASONIC DMR-ES15 DVD RECORDER on a daily basis for well over a year and at least 1000 hours of recording. After dealing with 5 product returns in less than one year on a Liteon recorder, I did a lot of research and decided to spend a ...

Price, quality, ease of use, high quality output, dependable, price

Lacks HDMI input/output


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Good alternative to TIVO for cable user


I bought our unit in January '07. My goal was to be able to replace a VCR and to watch delayed TV such that I could skip commercials. I am cheap, so I did not want to have any monthly service (TIVO), and I use cable so getting a box from a satellite ...

Good VCR Replacement, Image Quality, Ease of Use, Time Shifting / Commercial Skip

Media Compatibility, Heat

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Panasonic DMR-ES15 gives good Long Play performance


I bought this deck having read a few reviews first, I've learnt from friends' experiences that DVD recorders can be a bit of a minefield. I have to say I'm impressed with this machine. I have not put a make or format of blank DVD in that has caused the...

good quality recordings, even on long play.will record on virtually any make or format

lightweight flap covering front ports doesn't inspire confidence

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Perfect entry level DVD recorder


Transfer your home videos for a lot less then a service will charge you. If you can find one of these go for it… They only have an analog receiver so they won’t get digital signal unless you have a converter when the world goes digital, but ...

Inexpensive and easy to use recording

Advanced editing only on DVD-RAM

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Panasonic Recorder DMR-25S no sound during recording / Setup screen disappears in 1/2 second


Has not seen any

No sound while recording ... Setup function does not work

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Intermittent remote problems


Overall I like the unit. Easy to use.

Remote doesn't work and they will not refund my money.

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Excellent Basic DVD Recorder


Price, Quality, Ease of setup and use.

Flimsy disc drawer, not 100% compatible with Motorola DVR, nothing is

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Excellent Basic DVD Recorder


My wife and I were in the market to buy a DVD recorder solely for the purpose of recording shows saved on our Time Warner Motorola 6416 DVR/Cable Box, so they could be removed from its hard drive to make room for more shows. We both did quite a bit of ...

Price, Quality, Ease of setup and use.

Flimsy disc drawer, not 100% compatible with Motorola DVR, nothing is

Product Specifications

Panasonic is proud to launch the DMRES15. This recorder is compatible with all DVD disks, and combined with superlative ease of use and high picture quality, it is sure to be compatible with you! The DMRES15 offers the ease and convenience of Super Multi-Format Recording and Playback, which lets users play all of their DVDs, regardless of the recording format. This recorder is so simple to use! The DMRES15 features a new task-oriented Graphic User Interface (GUI), an iconic menu for Playback, Schedule, Delete, Copy, and Other Functions, making it easy to select and complete the most popular functions with the minimum of button presses and totally intuitive to use even for the least technical user. The DMRES15 adds another technology to the armory of ease-of-use functions with Quick Start and Record. Many DVD recorders take 20 or more valuable seconds to power-up and start recording, prone to missing the beginning of a program being recorded on the spur of the moment. The DMRES15 includes progressive scan to enable the best resolution on LCD or plasma panels. This high-precision progressive video processor handles 30-frame progressive scan images on NTSC disks. This lets you enjoy high-resolution progressive playback of original DVD images.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA