Panasonic DMR-ES15 DVD Recorder
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- press0421May 27, 2015by
Great Unit, Easy to use.
Great Unit. Very easy to use and does a great job. Give it five Stars. Delivery was fast and convenient.
- abner2665Jan 7, 2008by
PANASONIC DMR-ES15 DVD RECORDER
When it comes to DVD recorders, Panasonic is one of the finest manufacturers.<br>They were the first to introduce the DMR-10 back in 2000.<br><br>As an owner of 7 Panasonic DVD recorders, including 3 of this model, I have the top-line DMR-E55 ($800 machine) and the basic ones, which this model is. It is the last model to include complete editing features for DVD-RAM's. That feature is lacking on the replacement DMR-ES20, which I have also! This DMR-ES15 also include 2X resolution for LP recordings, which means you can get<br>500 lines of resolution in the 4-hour mode.<br><br>Make no mistake, this is an excellent machine, but not a "top-of-the-line" one like the DMR-E55. There is no HDD capabilities or provisions for transferring digital pictures from a camera. But for an excellent, no frills, dependable recorder, look no further than this model. The fact that it cost $85.00 compared to the basic DMR-E30, for which I paid over $700 in 2003 with less features than this model is another outstanding feature!<br><br>One final note: Panasonic (and other makes DO NOT like Memorex media - they work best with Maxell, TDK or Sony discs). For DVD-RAM, stick with Panasonic!<br><br>The DMR-ES15S is highly recommended! I have two ones in-the-box still to use, but the present one I am using makes me a firm believer in this model!<br>You can pay more, but I doubt you can do better! Plus, you have no HDD to worry about breaking!<br><br>I am not impressed with the new current line of Panasonic machines because they lack complete editing features, which is what DVD-RAM is for!! The DMR-E10 and DMR-ES15S includes these features, the former lacks the 2X resolution for LP recordings. The DMR-E85H is one of the finest HDD/DVD models for those who want or need a hard disc drive included. The TV Guide feature is something I could do without.<br><br>Now that you have read that I have a lines of Panasonic DVD recorders from the top-of-the line DMR-E55H to the humble DMR-ES10, and have used them since 2003, I can and will recommend the DMR-ES15 to anyone who wants a simple machine, capable high-quality recording and playback. If you want editing features, stay away from the DMR-ES20.Read full review
- kootkidJan 7, 2007by
recording your favorite shows
I'm the guy who has his wife set the time on all the electronics in our house. I bought this thinking that ,oh well I'll have the wife work it if it gets to complicated. NO worries in that department, once it was all wired together(and that was relatively painless)it was so easy to record a television show,that the wife was impressed with my ability to run this without hearing (hun, could you come here for a sec.) The one button, one second record is the next best thing since sliced bread.The instructions were fairly easy to understand and was all hooked up and running in about 35 minutes. I have started recording CSI, as I would like the complete set. I've said it before and I'll say it again IT IS SO EASY TO USE. The copies that I have recorded are so sharp and clear you would not know the difference between it and a bought version. I will say that I'm not on cable, I have a satellite dish so that may make a difference on picture quality. I do not regret this purchase in the lest and highly recommend this product to anyone who likes to see electronics work as advertised.Excuse me for a sec. I have to record a movie.Read full review
- cupcubNov 1, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Good but outdated
So I bought this to record shows for my daughter who is away at college and can't get all her favorite shows. It records fine and is fairly simple to use but it was built in a time before HDTV. That means it doesn't do widescreen. It takes your 16:9 widescreen broadcast and squishes it to the old school 4:3. It's not horrible, but it is noticeable that everything is a little taller and skinnier. Also the recording is in standard def.<br><br>Now if you are recording a 4:3 broadcast or don't care about some squishing, this will be perfect, but if you want HD and widescreen you're beret sieben more on a newer one
- mizfashionOct 21, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Didn't work w/ digital
Seller made it very hard to return. Had to have eBay help get my shipping back. I think you need to know your product & w/ electronics give options of returns. Doesn't seem to have a lot of experience selling. I gave him a negative because his feedback was very unkind, wasn't gonna give him any shipped later then said.