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Panasonic DVD-S53

Panasonic DVD-S53
alaScore 78

61 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 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. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic DVD-S53


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 are impressed by the price. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the usability.

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

Sep, 2020

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 (

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 (

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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