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Panasonic DMR-E50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Panasonic DMR-E50. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-E50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-E50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the finish and size. The design and price also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the reliability, while views are divided on the image quality.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMR-E50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-E50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. There are some less positive reviews about the design and reliability. Comments are divided on the price.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Panasonic DMR-E50

Relatively inexpensive; excellent recording quality in XP and SP modes; simultaneous recording and playback with DVD-RAM; MP3 CD playback.

No IR blaster for cable or satellite control; soft recording quality in EP mode; no FireWire input.

The least-expensive DVD recorder on the market lacks some key add-ons, but it performs its basic tasks well.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Decent recorder

 

Solid product, very reliable, good quality recordings

Slow to finalize disks and also to get out of certain menus

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic does it right again

 

So I've had this recorder for over a year and a half. I use it every day to record for later viewing and archiving when I want to keep it. It records to hard drive flawlessly and archives to DVD +/- R, 99% of the time. Sometimes if the video has been...

Good menu navigation, 99% dependable dubbing, 100% hard drive recording and scheduling.

The newer models have firewire input.

May, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Hearty machine

 

Produces discs that work in all machines ; produces an excellent produce ; hearty

Doesn't produce an excellent product beyond the 3 hour mode

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Worth the extra money.

 

Very reliable & easy to use.

Creating & naming chapters is tedious & produce delays during playback.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

What's wrong with the E50

 

I purchased my Panasonic DMR-E50K (black model) in July of 2004. I don't no why some people are having problems recording to certain brand of Disc's. I've used Office Depot, HP, JVC, Memorex, Phillips DVD-R & all were recorded successfully! All my DVD ...

Records on almost any "popular" brand DVD-R Disc. LP recordings are 640x480 size like SP!

Can't change the chapter settings from 5 mins. Premature cooling fan failures!

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Works OK but user interface engineering team should be FIRED

 

OK I've had this for about 1 year now. It records shows fine, but has some significant user interface problems. 1) You cannot record a program and watch a different one at the same time. A guess the $10 for another tuner is too much to ask. You can ...

Records shows and good price

Maddeningly lame user interface. If you like to channel surf, get something else.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Love/hate relationship with a DVD recorder

 

A while ago, CNN reported that Americans spend, on average, 20 minutes trying to get a new “gadget” to work before taking it back for a refund. If this is your approach to new electronics toys, don’t even think about it with this one. It is...

Lots of features and flexibility at a moderate price

Not easy to use, awkward remote, difficult instructions

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Does what it advertises

 

I purchased the EH50 after first owning and returning a Panasonic E85H. That unit had firmware issues that could not be resolved, but being a Panasonic fan I stuck with them and tried this one. My persistence seems to have worked. This unit does all I ...

Picture quality, ease of use, IR blaster, High speed dubbing.

TV Guide, remote thumbwheel, Owners manual, inability to transfer chapters to DVD

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great little machine

 

I have wanted a DVD recorder and DVR for quite a while. I finally decided it was time to bite the bullet and buy one. I was running out of room to store videotapes, and hoped to start dubbing the indispensible ones to DVD and free up some room. ...

Picture quality, uses nearly all media. Great feature set for the price.

Often confusing menus and manual. Scroll wheel on remote is annoying.

Jan, 2006

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