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Panasonic DMR-HS2

Panasonic DMR-HS2
alaScore 73

163 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 163 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 75 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (18)

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HS2

 

Records video to hard disk or DVD; FireWire input for camcorder connection; progressive-scan output; good video-recording quality; dubs from HDD to DVD

Lack of program guide or infrared blaster severely limits DVR functionality; ho-hum remote; noncustomizable thumbnails and chapter stops

The hard disk adds flexibility for those looking to build a library of custom DVDs, but it won't replace TiVo or ReplayTV.

Expert review by:

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

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......

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Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-HS2

 

BOTTOM LINE IS, IF YOU CAN FIND ONE NEW OR EVEN USED TODAY, BUY IT! OR LET ME KNOW SO I CAN BUY IT!

MAKES GREAT RECORDINGS. RECORD ON HARD DISC AND YOU CAN ERASE IT OR DROP IT DOWN TO DVD. . WE USE IT ALL THE TIME WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS! 7 YEARS LATER AND i AM LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE TODAYS RECORDERS DO NOT RECORD PROTECTED TV PROGRAMS

THE ONLY CON IS THAT SOMEDAY IT WILL JUST WEAR OUT AND BREAK. THAT WILL BE A VERY SAD DAY FOR US

Consumer review by:

We've had this for 7 years now and it works great!

 

BOTTOM LINE IS, IF YOU CAN FIND ONE NEW OR EVEN USED TODAY, BUY IT! OR LET ME KNOW SO I CAN BUY IT!

MAKES GREAT RECORDINGS. RECORD ON HARD DISC AND YOU CAN ERASE IT OR DROP IT DOWN TO DVD. . WE USE IT ALL THE TIME WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS! 7 YEARS LATER AND i AM LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE BECAUSE TODAYS RECORDERS DO NOT RECORD PROTECTED TV PROGRAMS

THE ONLY CON IS THAT SOMEDAY IT WILL JUST WEAR OUT AND BREAK. THAT WILL BE A VERY SAD DAY FOR US

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-HS2

 

Normally this operation would not require the covers to be removed for maintenance ... but when this unit goes through Airport screening, someone removed the cover and re-installed with front cover "jammed" into place, without proper mate of the three...

When this unit is operating it was GREAT

When removing front cover it is DIFFICULT to re-install

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Video Recorder

 

Normally this operation would not require the covers to be removed for maintenance ... but when this unit goes through Airport screening, someone removed the cover and re-installed with front cover "jammed" into place, without proper mate of the three...

When this unit is operating it was GREAT

When removing front cover it is DIFFICULT to re-install

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD Video Recorder

 

Normally this operation would not require the covers to be removed for maintenance ... but when this unit goes through Airport screening, someone removed the cover and re-installed with front cover "jammed" into place, without proper mate of the three...

When this unit is operating it was GREAT

When removing front cover it is DIFFICULT to re-install

Consumer review by:

Product Completely Failed a month out of warranty

 

At the time it was released, features and values were fine

One month out of warranty the DIGI Board, that drives the unit and costs over $400 to replace for the part, plus labor, died

Consumer review by:

I Have Had Nothing but problems with This DMR-HS2

 

Great Picture,and Sound

Had it lock up in recover mode.put in a dvd rom and lock up the machine.Now the Power supply is out.Just to name a Few...$775.00 is alot to Pay for only 16 months of use!Was looking for Power Supply parts when I ran across this sight. Don't like the silv

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.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:40GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12in
Height:3.1in
Weight:9.9lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Country Kits:Europe
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:HS2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DMR

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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