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Panasonic DVD-S97

Panasonic DVD-S97
alaScore 81

93 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Panasonic DVD-S97. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-S97 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic DVD-S97


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic DVD-S97 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Tham — December 10, 2005 (

Panasonic DVD-S97 DVD Player Review


Panasonic has always made highly regarded DVD-video players, and the DVD-RP82 was widely regarded by many as one of the best DVD players ever made (so much so that when it was discontinued, these

Excellent video and audio ; HDMI 1.1 A/V digital out with support for 5.1 high resolution multi-channel audio ; Good value for money

User interface is a bit sluggish ; Front panel display is too minimalist (doesn’t display elapsed time) ; Remote control has no back-lighting ; No time delay for subwoofer ; Time delay in milliseconds, not feet/meters

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : B.Greenway (

Panasonic DVD-S97, a review cut short


The popularity of up-converting DVD players such as the Denon DVD-1910, Samsung HD-941, and Bravo D2 demonstrate the desire for DVD players that output 720p or 1080i. Owning one myself I have to say in the end, standard definition source material is...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic DVD-S97 review


Definitely worth taking a look at

Looks ; Upscaled-HD picture ; HDMI digital output ; DVD-A compatible

No AVI/DivX playback

A compact yet versatile player with just about every up-to-date audio-visual feature that you'll need

Mar, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Panasonic DVD-S97


Panasonic's DVD-S97 looks youthfully slim and retails at a deceptively reasonable price. Yet it is superbly endowed with features and crammed with high-performance technology. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats, and delivers a truly excel

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic DVD-S97 DVD-Audio player


Panasonic?s DVD-S97 arrives equipped to the eyeballs with a host of high-end features that not only read well on paper but push performance to new heights in practice. Add affordability into the equation and the DVD-S97 offers...

A fistful of features including HDMI digital AV connection and comprehensive compatibility ;

Tepid colours don't generate the excitement that some similarly equipped players can deliver

The snag (isn't there always one?) is that you'll need compatible components, a display or receiver, with corresponding digital inputs to enjoy the advantages of HDMI. The choice of screens is still limited to the latest displays that use all-digital...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (

the best i've had




Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Fantastic player for HD TVs


Easy to use, picture quality is astounding, great audio cd player as well

The manual is sometimes hard to understand

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (



HDMI, DCDi, 1080i, the Most Features of any UPconvert player.Video D/A Converter @ 216MHz/11-bit

VERY Hard to Find!

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (



Having had my hands on this player for a couple of months, I've grown to love it. It has all the features that Panasonic has become known to have, in the ability to adjust your picture, and combines this with HDMI and DCDi, into the finest DVD player ...

HDMI, DCDi, 1080i, the Most Features of any UPconvert player.Video D/A Converter @ 216MHz/11-bit

VERY Hard to Find!

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Best DVD player I have ever had (out of 10)


HDMI, upconversion, ease of use and sturdy construction

none that I can find.

Jan, 2005

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