Excerpt: Had tried a Sony that I got for Christmas last year, and it was a Pain in the Neck compared to this Panasonic. Instructons are somewhat scattered about the manual so its not always straight forward as to what you need to do. BUT..... if you've played around with some VHS recorders, it's not too much different. Love the machine, and I don't have to pay for a monthly fee Like Tivo..... just need to watch it later when I record! So what's the Problem?? ...
Excerpt: I love this Panasonic. Having a large library of vhs tapes collected over several years proves to be a problem is the new technology does not produce campatible equipment. So the durability of your older players becomes important. I appreciate the fact that Panasonic have not failed me. Ever. And I have been buying their electronics for decades.
Not an intuitive interface, manual complicates matters
20 June 2007
Excerpt: I bought this with high hopes of being able to convert many videos to DVDs to give me more space in storing them. I also had 8mm and MiniDV tapes to convert. Much to my dismay, the simplest maneuver- watching a pre-recorded video/DVD, was now a hassle. I AM able to do the things I set out to do, and I got it at a very good price- but it is so complicated to use, that it's hard to remember all the steps from one time to the next, and the manual is not simple enough to...
Excerpt: This is not a bad machine it does it's job fine. It burns DVD and VHS with ease that is saying A LOT because I know very little on how to program these things. But for the money I was expecting better. The remote does not have a mute button on it, (yes that is a little thing until you need to turn it down quickly). Other remotes do not work well with this machine. We had to buy a new one (which is $35) because of a dog.
Versatile and relatively easy to use recorder combo unit
20 June 2007
Excerpt: I had a Sony combo recorder unit before this and the Panasonic much simpler, from the remote to the user manual. It still has all the functionality without the confusion. Very simple to transfer VHS to DVD. Many different recording modes, even including a flexible mode, so that you can record 1 hour 49 minutes and 23 seconds fit so that all the DVD space is used and you maximize digital quality.
Excerpt: El Panasonic DMR-ES35V es la combinación de un grabador/reproductor de DVD y de un grabador/reproductor de VHS. Una enumeración general de las funciones elementales que se pueden realizar con este aparato, sin entrar en el detalle de describir la totalidad de las posibilidades que ofrece, sería la siguiente, Con este aparato podemos: • Reproducir un amplio abanico de formatos de imagen, video y sonido en DVD (y CD). • Grabar en DVD • Reproducir cintas de video VHS.