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Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15

Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15
alaScore 81

110 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15. 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 DIGA DMR-ES15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic DIGA DMR-ES15 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : David Smith (

Panasonic DMR-ES15 dvd player


Panasonic has built a fine reputation in the DVD recorder market, with a range of excellent models. Decks that combine a DVD recorder with a hard disk recorder are more versatile, but the basic recorder on test here is more likely to appeal to those...

14 hours recording time; Progressive scan output

No RGB input; no Freeview tuner

There is an awful lot to like about this DVD recorder, and if RGB recordings aren't an issue for you it should go straight on to your shortlist.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic DMR-ES15 review


This budget recorder has plenty of features

Solid recordings ; excellent playback

No RGB input

Very good budget model that would have walked away with top marks if it had an RGB input

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic DMR-ES15


Limited specification but affordable, easy-to-use and both the recording and playback performance is impressive.

Multi-format compatibility ; DV input ; Easy-to-use, accurate recordings ; Impressive DVD playback

Ordinary design ; Analog tuner only ; No RGB Scart input

Thankfully, DVD playback hasn't been ignored as merely an afterthought. Progressive scan pictures in particular are impressively clean and cohesive with a tight grip on movement and digital disturbances in all but the most complex scenes, and colours...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic DMR-ES15


Panasonic is the daddy of DVD recorders and, even at the ultra competitive entry-level, its DMR-ES15 can claim superior specification and performance over any of its rivals.

Universal compatibility; DV input for camcorders; user-friendly functionality; class leading performance

Ordinary design; no RGB Scart input

Aug, 2006

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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!


Nov, 2008

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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

Aug, 2007

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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

Aug, 2007

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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

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

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

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

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

Jun, 2007

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 D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):22

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes



Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.4 x 2.28
Playback formats:DivX
Power Requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity: No


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):22

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions