The Good Relatively inexpensive; excellent recording quality; chasing playback and quick-start recordings with DVD-RAM discs; easy-to-use menus; Flexible Recording mode; DV input for easy camcorder dubbing.
The Bad Inability to create chapter stops on +R/-R/-RW discs; no IR blaster for timed recordings.
The Bottom Line Panasonic's entry-level DMR-ES20 DVD recorder offers excellent recording quality and easy camcorder dubbing, but its editing features fall short.
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