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Panasonic DMR ES25

Panasonic DMR ES25
alaAverage 3.7

190 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews of Panasonic DMR ES25. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Panasonic DMR ES25 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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-ES25S DVD Recorder with DV Input with HDMI and SD Card SlotPanasonic DMR-ES25S DVD Recorder with DV Input with HDMI and SD Card Slot

Jul, 2015

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Consumer review by: donh8888 (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Have had the recorder since Jan. 2007. Love the quality of LP (4 hour) recording, BUT it renders about one in fifteen discs unplayble (usually ones that I have already recorded something on, and am recording a second or third or more segment on). I get...

Good quality LP mode; ease of use

Renders about 1 in 15 discs unplayable

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: g76 (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


I'm very pleased with this dvd recorder's featurs. The only problem is if you are recording from mini DV camcorder to dvd using this recorder, it records in 4:3 aspect ratio, not 16:9.

compatible with all types of recordable DVDs, SD card reader

problem with digital video recording

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: a4+abt (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Easy to record a TV Show on the DVD-R and then convert it in .wmv format.

Great unit, easy to use remote and menus

Stop working after 3 weeks

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: dvb644 (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Bought the product online from Beach Audio at end of Feb. Multiple input/outputs provided a lot of flexibility and picture quality was top notch. But, not even 3 months later, I had to bring it in for servicing. The machine was unable to read any DVDs....

Good as a dvd recorder/player. Loved the multiple input/outputs

It seems the RAM is glitchy

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: awhayes (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Having previously been very pleased with the Panasonic ES10, I had no question about choosing the ES25 especially after Consumer Reports rating. I made a big mistake thinking the ES25 would be an improvement on the ES10. The controls are more...

None stand out

Locks up constantly during time slipping

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Good Price.

HDMI Output is not at all noticeable when compared to my existing DVD player playback.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: dvd man (

good all around recorder

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (



Better than i thought it would be!! Will buy a hard drive unit next

For the money this dvdr is hard to beat. Lp is better picture almost than my Sony Tv. Delivered on time and in good shape. Regular hookup right now. Going to get compont wires soon

None so far. Could use open tray on remote. But no big deal

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: k7spr (

Works for me!


I bought the unit specifically for recording content from my TiVo.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Incredibly versatile and format friendly, this DVD recorder can record to and play back just about any DVD you can throw at it. Specifically, it can record to and play back DVD-R/-RW/-RAM/+R/+RW discs. It can also play back many more disc formats, including: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R(dual layer), DVD+R(dual layer), CD, CD-DA, and CD-R/RW(including MP3 and JPEG files). With a Panasonic DVD recorder, never think twice about what disc you need. This DVD recorder can record an amazing 500 lines of horizontal resolution in LP Mode, which is twice the 250 lines of resolution offered by conventional LP Mode recording. What does this mean? It means that you can now record longer (4 hours on a single-sided DVD-R or -RAM disc as opposed to 2 hours) and still enjoy the crisp, vibrant images with exceptional detail that 500 lines of horizontal resolution deliver. When connected to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable, this DVD recorder can up-convert the DVD content that you? re watching to 720p or 1080i resolution (depending on your TV? s display capability) so you can enjoy beautiful, high-quality imagery in high definition. You sit down to watch this week's episode of your favorite show and realize that you never got around to watching your recording of last week's episode. Not a problem with Time Slip, featuring simultaneous record and play. Select this week's episode in the program guide, start recording, and as it records you can watch your recording of last week's episode. What if you set up your DVD recorder to record a movie from 8: 00 to 10: 00 while you're out, but dinner was faster than you expected and you get home early? With Chasing Playback feature, you don't have to wait for the program to finish recording in order to watch it. You can begin watching the portion of the program that has already been saved while the DVD recorder continues recording the remainder of the program. If you own a VCR, it's almost certain that at some point someone has accidentally recorded over a movie or show that you wanted to keep. One-Touch Record will save your favorite programs from the same fate by automatically scanning the disc for blank space before starting the recording process. No more worries that your favorite sitcom's season finale will be overwritten by a family member's Sunday fishing show. You and your family are sure to enjoy the convenience of your DVD recorder so much that you'll have a large library of recordings in no time. Keeping track of all those programs would be difficult if it weren't for enhanced Direct Navigator, which displays thumbnails of every program on the disc as you browse, making it easy to identify the contents of each recording. It can be heartbreaking when you play an old VHS home video and find that years of playback have degraded the image and sound quality. Preserve your precious VHS tapes by transferring them to DVD, which will provide durability and many years of enjoyment. With One-Touch 2-Way Transfer, you can dub a VHS tape to DVD by pushing a single button.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR



Video Output

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video