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Panasonic DMR-HS2

Panasonic DMR-HS2
alaScore 71

124 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Panasonic DMR-HS2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-HS2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 124 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-HS2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMRHS2 DVD RecorderPanasonic DMRHS2 DVD Recorder

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic DMR-HS2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-HS2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMR-HS2 Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/PVR with 40 GB Hard Drive (Silver)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Joe McCleskey (

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Video Recorder


The quality of video and audio that the DMR-HS2 recorded was superb, but creative tools are limited.

Front-mounted inputs and outputs, DV auto-record, Quality video and audio output

Few editing features, Lack of DVD menu-creation control

Oct, 2003

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed


Panasonic was one of the first companies to bring out consumer DVD recording devices, and has been a champion of the DVD-RAM format. Panasonic has pushed the envelope on the computer front, as well as the standalone player front, and......

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Recorder with Hard Disk review


Long live VHS isn't something you're likely to hear these days and if Panasonic has anything to say about this, the funeral's already happened. In steps the hopeful VHS slayer - the Panasonic DMR-HS2. A device that allows you to record to a built-in...

Stick the tapes in the bin

At launch, overpriced; no +R/W

Thankfully the price point is history and now Panasonic recorders are a third of that price going into Autumn-Xmas 04, so keep it shortlisted.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Good machine


Has just about whatever option you could ask for

Can get a little complicated at times

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (



RAM gives you flexibility, versatility and speed!

Lot to learn, but your smart...

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: brownstem (

A VCR killer extraordinaire, but with limitations nonetheless


The DMR-HS2 provides exceptional recording quality in XP (1 hr per dvd-r) and SP (2 hr per dvd-r) modes. DVD-Rs created with this machine play well in most dvd decks (I have not tested the model with DVD-RAM discs due to the excessive cost of these...

Exceptional recording quality on dvd-r and hard drive with XP or SP modes.

Menu selections limited and inflexible, editing is inexact, no Dolby 5.1 or DTS recording capability.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: msk-awk (

Wait for price to dome down.


I like the PC card solution. It looks great. Hard disk recording great.I bought it last week and was dissapointed to learn that only DVD-R and DVD-RAM are supported. Couldn't find ways to copy from DVD to HD. No CD-R, CD-RW burning support....

Great unit, Cable/antenna, or external inputs. PC card slot is good to have.

Extremely expensive for what it does. No support to make SVCD or VCD.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: lowbill (

Another excellent Panasonic recorder


I purchased the HS2 at Best Buy for about $900. This is the second of my three Panasonic recorders and was bought as an upgrade to the E20. What I like: Since this unit has a hard drive it's possible to edit programs before saving them to disc -- ...

DVD-R/Ram and Hard Drive recording, backward compatible with previous models

Cartridge discs can get stuck, occasional (but avoidable) software glitch, re-encodes some recordings

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: kunalowee (

After One year of use it's Junk!!!!


Worked well for about a year.

what can I say about this unit! total waste of money.

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: marsmaedchen (

Exactly the functionality one needs, but beware product quality and durability !!!


Functionality usability

Quality- durability- sensitivity towards different brand DVD-Rs- play function

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications

Panasonic DMRHS2 is a state-of-the-art DVD video recorder with built-in hard disk. It combines a nifty design and a high functionality with the comfort you need. DMRHS2 features auto renewal recording, relief recording, Time Slip - simultaneous record and playback, chasing playback, and more.

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

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Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR

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