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Panasonic DVD S52S

Panasonic DVD S52S
alaScore 78

70 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Panasonic DVD S52S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 S52S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 70 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic DVD S52S from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DVD-S52S DVD PlayerPanasonic DVD-S52S DVD Player

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (

Expert Review

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Alex Rothwell (

Panasonic DVD-S52


You can pick up the DVD-S52 for under a ton if you look around. After the immaculate looks of the Marantz and Denon, this is unsurprisingly quite a comedown, with a somewhat bland grey livery and flimsy loading tray. But of course DVD players aren't...

Excellent upscaling, good range of features, competitively priced

Dull design

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Ron (

Best buy so far ...


HDMI, coax and optical audio, Price, fast loading, multi-format playback, lightweight, easy to use.

No screen saver that I've found, but with LCD it doesn't matter.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: BigE (

Very Pleased with purchase


Works well with the new 32 HDTV just bought.

Flimsy tray.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: swander42 (

Multi format my ***


dont believe the multi format nonsense.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: FM Bob (

Great product.


Great machine for little money.

For me, none.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Todd_Rowand (

Great Player! Major Bang for the Buck!


Great price, Major bang for the buck, plays everything, player is fast/responsive, upconverts to 720 or 1080 for HDTV, every type of output you could ever want (HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite, Digital Coax, optical, etc.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Orca (

Panasonic DVD-S52S DVD Player with HDMI Output,Up-Conversion and HD (1080i/720p) - Retail


Quiet, good picture using component cables (haven't tried HDMI), and attractive low-profile.

Could use basic navigation buttons on the player itself, if you loose the remote you're limited to hitting play (really only a problem if you movie has standard and wide-screen on the same disk, and your wife's locked herself in the bathroom with the...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: JP (

HD or not HD


Price, Picture Quailty, Cost of DVD's.

None so far.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: ChoPhoto (



This DVD player rocks!!! the upsample ability is great.

NONE, none at all.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

If you have even a moderately complicated home theater setup, you probably have a pile of tangled cables on the floor behind it. Imagine replacing all those cables with a single cable that carries both digital video and audio at the same time. With the Panasonic DVD-S52S featuring the new HDMI standard, that's exactly what you get. HDMI carries high-quality digital video and audio over the same thin cable, allowing you to run one cable from your DVD player to an HDMI-compatible TV or home theater receiver. When connected to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable, this DVD player 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. Incredibly versatile and format friendly, this DVD player can play back just about any DVD or CD you can throw at it. Specifically, it can play back the following disc formats: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R (including dual layer), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R (including dual layer), DVD+RW, CD, CD-DA, HDCD, and CD-R/RW (including MP3, JPEG, and WMA). 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 player provides an image that faithfully represents the image you see at your favorite movie theater. When compressed digital audio such as MP3s and movie soundtracks is created, higher frequencies are lost due to limited frequency response. Most of these frequencies can't be heard by human ears, but their presence conveys subtle nuances. When they're missing in a digital recording, it doesn't quite sound the same as the live performance. Panasonic's multi re-master feature examines the audio signal and helps compensate for these lost frequencies, providing sound quality closer to the original performance.


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital