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Panasonic DVD-S53

Panasonic DVD-S53
alaScore 78

83 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Panasonic DVD-S53. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DVD-S53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic DVD-S53 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DVD-S53 - DVD Player With HDMI and 1080P UpscalingPanasonic DVD-S53 - DVD Player With HDMI and 1080P Upscaling

Sep, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic DVD-S53 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hardware Secrets (

Panasonic DVD-S53 DVD Player Review


This is a unit with fast response time and that we could make it region free. But unless you are looking for a player that can play both Divx and MPEG4 files we think that there are products that provide a better cost/benefit ratio on the market.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Panasonic DVD-S53S/K Review and Prices


Considering an upscaling DVD player like the Panasonic DVD-S53 retails for substantially less than either a Blu-ray or HD DVD player, it can be a solid compromise for consumers who don't want to commit to one of the new high definition formats until a...

HDMI connection, upscaling to 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution, plenty of picture and audio control options, DivX compatible

No USB port, no HDMI cable included

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic DVD-S53 review


Panasonic pulls out all the stops

Top-notch pictures ; Attractive design ; Good blacks

Untidy user interface ; No USB port

The DVD-S53's picture quality might be amazing, but there aren't quite enough extras to make it the only choice for the price

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic DVD-S53


Compared to its rivals, Panasonic's DVD-S53 looks an absolute steal and there aren't many 1080p budget players - but cutting costs leads to inevitable compromises.

Competitive price; multi-disc compatibility; good price to performance ratio

Average build and features; picture flaws compared to more expensive models

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: rockem (

Love the data DVD option


Nice picture. Data DVD option is terrific and much more convenient to view dgital movie clips as no encoding is necessary on the computer first. Just burn files to DVD


Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic DVD-S53K 1080p Up-Converting DVD Player Black


Have not hooked it up yet via hdmi. Will soon.

Looks good, plays everything I throw at it. Hooked up to my 500 gig external, allows me to play all my downloaded xvid movies right into it

Remote, and its a little slow when hooked up to a hardrive

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: subslug (

As good as the First


This device really has made me re-consider ever buying a Blu ray player, until I'm forced to upgrade I won't. I'm perfectly happy with this unit's up-converting ability.

Read my previous review, this one was every bit as good as my first one with the one bonus of this one I ordered from Newegg and it got here muy pronto

The remote control keeps it from getting 5 stars, too bad it's so hard to read the buttons on it. You'll need to have a light on to see the thing, not ideal while watching a movie

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: subslug (

I'm Ordering a Second


Overall probably the best DVD player I've ever owned. I only rated it 4 stars because I guess there's always room for improvement. Having watched my older DVD titles upscaled I'm in NO hurry to buy a Blu-Ray anytime soon. Oh yeah, and Newegg Rocks!

This thing plays almost everything I've put into it. Home made DVD's, DVD's burned to either -/+ RW media, discs that my other DVD players won't read. It impresses me all the time at what it'll read and play ; Up-scaling is amazing also, I've found...

Manual certainly could use work. Luckily I'd rather learn the hard way and not read so not a real issue for me but for some folks, good luck finding out what you want in that thing

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic DVD


So far, so good. The picture looks great on the 50 in Panasonic plasma with my old DVDs. Buy the HDMI cable for the best picture possible. Free as part of a combo deal on the plasma (which I love)

None to speak of. Came with an RCA video and audio cable

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Panasonic DVD-S53K 1080p Up-Converting DVD Player Black


great dvd player, plays all my burnt dvd's.and hdmi

case feels real flemsy but still good

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

The DVD-S53K features a 1080p up-conversion function that converts standard definition (720 x 480 pixels) images from DVD sources to high definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) images. These up-converted signals draw out the maximum performance of an HDMI-compatible 1080p HDTV, giving you vivid, sharp and exceptionally detailed HD resolution images. And unlike ordinary video up-converters that produce images with thicker edges and decreased sharpness, the HD Enhancer keeps the edges sharp while correcting other parts of the image to produce clear, crisp pictures with outstanding detail. EZ Sync HDAVI Control, which lets you operate all of your home theater components by pressing a single button, is now more convenient than ever. Panasonic models with EZ Sync HDAVI Control (HDAVI Control II) also feature the Seamless GUI (graphical user interface) function and the Surround Sound Optical Terminal Pass-Through function. Incredibly versatile and multi-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-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R (including dual layer), DVD+R (including dual layer), DVD+RW, CD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, JPEG, MPEG4 and DivX.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Advanced Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No


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

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD+R / DVD+R DL / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-RAM / SVCD / DVD+RW / Video CD / DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL
Search Speed:64x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

General Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DVD




Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
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
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital