Panasonic DMR-ES20

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.2 Overall

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Panasonic
  • Type DVD recorder
  • Form Factor tabletop
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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model Panasonic DMR-ES20S

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