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Panasonic DMR ES25

Panasonic DMR ES25
alaScore 74

124 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Panasonic DMR ES25. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 ES25 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Panasonic DMR ES25 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 product: Panasonic DMR-ES25S DVD Recorder with DV Input with HDMI and SD Card Slot

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Panasonic DMR-ES25S review: Panasonic DMR-ES25S


Intro Today, it's commonplace for multiple home-theater products to be wrapped into one, such as DVD recorder/DVRs and VCR/DVD players. But a lot of us prefer a specialized device to a combo unit, especially if it costs less and gets the job done. The...

Relatively inexpensive; HDMI upconversion to 480p, 720p, and 1080i; flexible recording length; excellent LP-recording-mode quality; SD card slot; FireWire input; 1-minute commercial skip.

Unable to play back many homebrew DVDs; could not record to DVD+RW media; some issues with HDMI video playback quality; no IR blaster to control cable or satellite boxes.

Despite some problems with disc compatibility and DVD playback quality, the eminently affordable, well-featured Panasonic DMR-ES25S is the basic DVD recorder to beat.

Jun, 2006

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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

Consumer review by: Lou (

Worth it for the $$


I mainly use this recorder with DVD+RW disks made by by M*****X.

Some minor annoyances like long power up/down times.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: MaXedMusic (

DVD-RAM only for all 16x9 Format


Good picture and sound quality.

I bought it to transfer my 16x9 mini DV tape home videos.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: goofhanako (

Great value at $140


Price, Ease of use, HDMI

Digital receiving not available.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: lenoir11 (

Very Disappointing


I tried this player out for over a week, and am going to return it. It plays DVDs all right for the most part (hangs sometimes), but it's the recording that was aggravating. It often becomes unresponsive when formatting DVDs, and it's always asking you...

Good picture when playing DVDs.

Too many issues to make it worth owning.

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