Written on: 08/04/2011 by vathunderboy (1 review written)
This is my third panasonic and i have the same problem with all 3 of them Disk error faults, Nothing on disk, Can't finalize. Keep your money in your pocket or do as someone else mentioned Go buy a DVD Recorder with a Hard drive built into it. Just Say no to Panasonic DVD Recorders. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2009
Almost a piece of junk. When it works it's great, but firmware "glitches" continually make it frustrating and unreliable - hangs up frequently, unable to finalize, multiple Err messages, doesn't read blanks discs
spend a little more and get a DVR with a hard drive and DVD recorder (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2009 by Ajakz (1 review written)
In my opinion, the Panasonic DMR-ES20 was a bad buy for the non-technically minded as they would be faced with the fault mentioned above. I purchased no less than 3 later models (identical) from a well known high street catalogue company (yes them!) and these all had a frame jitter problem with all BBC transmissions. I informed them of this problem and which transponders were affected and they simply replied "we believe this only happens on the BBC channels and are attempting to resolve the... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2009
The Panasonic DMR-ES20 was very easy to use (for a novice) DVD Recorder that provides exceptional copies with a very low percentage of failures in the finalizing stage. Most of those failures were attributed to low quality DVD's. Using Verbatim or Staples DVD's helps to eliminate failures. I personally copied over 800 movies in a three year period, as well as a number of VHS tape recordings onto DVD. No complaints, until it finally failed (probably from being overworked). (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by Jasperwhitfield (2 reviews written)
Not worth the money, Spoke to repair centre who now will not stock Panasonic DVD Recorders. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2007 by skote (22 reviews written)
I have owned this unit for just over a year now, and to be honest, I was rather pleased with it at first. It was one of the few recorders on the market that had Freeview built in and played most DVD formats. However, over time I feel like I have been sold a lemon. There are loads of niggles with the menu system, the remote is frankly bargain basement, and the damn thing just keeps going wrong. Plus, you can record MP3s onto CD and play them, but not DVDs. The ES-25 apparently plays DVD MP3s,... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2007 by biron (1 review written)
The Panasonic DMR-ES20 is an excellent recorder. Provides good recordings and play back.
Disappointed that it has broken down after 14 months. Freeview works but recording and automatic recording does not. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2006 by MrKeith (5 reviews written)
I am probably reviewing the Panasonic DMR-ES20 DVD recorder too early, but I so want to like it, having had bad experiences with LG and Sony in the last month.
Having watched a DVD and after recording something, I don't have many complaints yet. It is easy to use, easy to set up with the opportunity to record from Freeview directly are all bonuses.
The curvy design appears at odds with most DVD designs on the market, but this machine appears to have a wealth of features, and the recording... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2005 by davejohanson (1 review written)
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! (read more)