Written on: 25/12/2005 by davejohanson (1 review written)
Excellent video quality (even at 5 hour length)!
The menus could be better, but it is still a great DVD Recorder!
I am a pretty tough customer when it comes to all the aspects of electronics gear, but Panasonic has built a high quality and well thought out design with the DMR-ES20 DVD Recorder. I use DVD-R blanks (4x-8x) and pause the recording during commercials, and I love the instant transitions when playing back my favorite program or music video. I scheduled a 5 hour recording using the FR mode, which maximizes the quality for the given time period you want to record. I love it!