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Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS)

Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS)
alaScore 79

152 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS). 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 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 user reviews of Panasonic DVD Recorder/VCR Combo (DMR-ES30VS) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR ComboPanasonic DMR-ES30VS DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Patterson (cnet.com)

Panasonic DMR-ES30V review:

 

Review summary Panasonic's next-generation VHS/DVD-recorder combo raises the stakes dramatically in terms of recording quality, but a pretty picture isn't everything. Although the easy-to-use Panasonic DMR-ES30V ($350 list) delivers some of the best...

Easy to use; stellar recording quality with VHS-to-DVD transfers, especially in LP mode; Flexible Recording custom recording speed; includes rear-panel S-Video input; chasing playback with DVD-RAM discs.

Cannot place chapter stops on DVD+R/-R/-RW discs; poor editing options; VHS outputs through only composite or RF jacks; no FireWire input.

While its inability to place chapter stops on DVDs is a bummer, this capable dubber shines in most other areas.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Nathan Taylor (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic DMR-ES30V

 

With the DMR-ES30V, Panasonic has come as close as anything in this category to a perfect rating. It's an excellently designed combo device, incorpora...

DVD-recorder, easy to use, tons of features

Poor JPG and MP3 handling

Brilliant. If it weren't for the poor handling of JPG and MP3 discs, this DVD-recorder and VHS combo would get the perfect rating.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: David Smith (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic DMR-ES30V VCR DVD recorder

 

The video boom of the eighties and nineties had one rather untidy consequence - an unsightly pile of VHS tapes in every living room around the country, most probably full of stuff you might not have watched before taping over it again.

Easy dubbing of VHS to DVD; excellent DVD picture quality

HDD decks offer even more editing flexibility; design is ordinary

A deck featuring a hard disk drive would offer more editing flexibility and, if you had the time, doing the job via a PC or Mac editing suite would be even better, but for most people this is a straightforward and effective solution.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Ben Patterson (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic DMR-ES30V review

 

Review summary Panasonic's next-generation VHS/DVD-recorder combo raises the stakes dramatically in terms of recording quality, but a pretty picture isn't everything. Although the easy-to-use Panasonic DMR-ES30V ($350 list) delivers some of the best...

Easy to use; stellar recording quality with VHS-to-DVD transfers, especially in LP mode; Flexible Recording custom recording speed; includes rear-panel S-Video input; chasing playback with DVD-RAM discs.

Cannot place chapter stops on DVD+R/-R/-RW discs; poor editing options; VHS outputs through only composite or RF jacks; no FireWire input.

While its inability to place chapter stops on DVDs is a bummer, this capable dubber shines in most other areas.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: spar (epinions.com)

Trouble with VCR player

 

Excellent dubbing quality.

No real problems

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: bkb65 (epinions.com)

My Search is Over!

 

I have had this unit for about 2 months now and I use it almost every day recording stuff off my DVR. This combo unit has serviced me better than I imagined for I have had other DVD recorders and they all performed well under expectations (and my ...

Great Quality and Titling, Easy Menu and Navigation, Records and Finalizes cheaper discs.

No Zoom Feature

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: fhall (epinions.com)

great machine

 

A couple months ago my wife said that I had to do something with the ton of VHS tapes sitting in the garage. Any time I get an opportunity to buy a new toy I jump on it, particularly since my VHS deck had died and my DVD player was not far behind. ...

ease of use, convenience

none so far

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: user261483 (epinions.com)

Great Recording / Long confusing manual

 

Picture recording quality, ability to use all recording mediums.

Manual is too confusing for simple first time users.

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: paco69 (epinions.com)

The Best One Out There!

 

Easy to set up and use. Excellent picture quality! Multi-format DVDs. Sleek design.

Retail price is still a bit high - but worth it for Panasonic!

Jul, 2005

Consumer review by: drmikenyc (epinions.com)

Solid and Versatile Machine - awesomely user friendly, but...

 

Solid feel, versatile performance, ergonomic (user friendly) design, great manual, easy setup/use, nice remote

VHS recording/playback is fine, but only for basics ; Better suited for dubbing than editing

Jul, 2005

Product Specifications

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 Panasonic's 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 Panasonic's 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. The goal of any playback device should be accurate reproduction of the original content. In the case of DVDs, most of that content is film-based. Utilizing advanced progressive scan playback techniques and very accurate MPEG video decoders, this DVD recorder provides an image that faithfully represents the image you see at your favorite movie theater.

Built-in Display

Type:Fluorescent

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.9in
Height:3.5in
Weight:12.3lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-ES30V/ES30VS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA/Panasonic DMR

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1/2

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None