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Panasonic DMR-E20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Panasonic DMR-E20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and usability. Comments about the size and price are mixed, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-E20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Panasonic DMR-E20 review: Panasonic DMR-E20

 

Panasonic DMR-E20

Records on DVD-Rs for use in standard DVD players; excellent video recording quality; TiVo-like time-shifting functions.

Expensive; no progressive-scan output; no FireWire input; limited editing features.

While Panasonic's DVD recorder is extremely promising--and powerful--its high price tag will scare away all but the stoutest early adopters.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic DMR-E20 review: Panasonic DMR-E20

 

Panasonic DMR-E20

Records on DVD-Rs for use in standard DVD players; excellent video recording quality; TiVo-like time-shifting functions.

Expensive; no progressive-scan output; no FireWire input; limited editing features.

While Panasonic's DVD recorder is extremely promising--and powerful--its high price tag will scare away all but the stoutest early adopters.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Excellent recorder superceded by Hard Drive models

 

This was the first of three Panasonic DVD recorders I've purchased, and it has performed well enough that I've had no need to switch to another manufacturer's line. It originally cost $900 at Best Buy. What I like: This unit plays most disc formats ...

DVD-R/Ram recording, programmable, plays unfinalized discs recorded on other Panasonics

Editing isn't frame accurate and sound can be clipped ; cartridge Ram discs sometimes get stuck

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DVD Recording for Dummies Accepted!

 

The Panasonic DMR-E20 Recorder is probably one of the best investments that I have made in a long time! This recorder allows me to record everything that I normally would on a VHS tape, except I can do it all on DVD! I purchased it because I do not own...

Price, functionality, quality, convenience

difficulty setting recording times

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A Good All-Purpose DVD Recorder

 

I purchased my Panasonic DMR-E20 primarily for the purpose of transferring my old home video from Hi ...

easy to use, outstanding picture quality, three inputs, looks cool

joystick is a pain (especially when making chapter titles), menus aren't pretty

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Love it!

 

We've had my Panasonic recorder since June of 2002. It has been a joy. I've copied tons of VHS tapes to DVD RAMs. I can get 14 one hour eps (the eps usually only last about 50 mins without commercials) on one 2 sided DVD RAM. For personal use, I...

Saves space, easy to operate, great flexibility.

DVD-RAM not supported in most DVD players, DVD-R doesn't work in older players.

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A piece of Junk!

 

I'm on my 2nd one of these junk machines. My first recorder would only format 2 out of 16 disks! And yes, 1 of those was a plain non-magazine-type PANASONIC Disc. The 2nd recorder, well, it decides to put on the "Disc Protect Lock" when it feels like...

If you have money to waste - buy it.

Big time Format & Disk Protect problems.

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The Future of Recording Has Arrived!

 

Anyone who is thinking of buying a DVD Recorder should do lots of research on products and pricing and definitely read up on the differences between DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW and god knows how many other platforms there are. I'll just tell...

Does exactly what it says! More flexibility in recording than what I thought.

A bit complex to work. Beware of buying the wrong DVD-R!

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The Panasonic DMR-E20 gives you DVD recordings from your TV!

 

The Panasonic DMR-E20 makes it possible to throw away that VHS player. The DVD player is made to play your store bought DVDs, record from its built-in tuner or transfer your camcorder and VHS movies over to a DVD-R or DVD-RAM. It will also play CD,...

Save Home movies on DVD and record your favorite TV shows.

Output is only 480i and no progressive scan.

Sep, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A horrible product...

 

I have bought Dozens of Panasonic products in the past and until now, I've been very happy with them. The first DMR-E20K I bought would only format 2 out of 16 DVD-Ram Discs, a Panasonic DVD-RAM Disc would Not format either. Panasonic Tech. Supp. was...

If you have money to waste - buy it.

Have had 2 and Both have Not worked properly.

Aug, 2002
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