Panasonic DMR-E95H DVR/DVD Recorder At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Panasonic DMR-E95H DVR/DVD Recorder

Video: S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: stereo analog (3)
Video: component video (1), S-video (2), composite video (2)
Audio: optical digital (1), stereo analog (2)
Four-pin IEEE 1394 connector (1), SD card slot (1), PC card slot (1), RF in (1), RF out (1), G-Link connector (1)

Compatible Recording Formats: DVD-R, DVD-RAM
Compatible Playback Formats: DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-Audio (two-channel only), CD-R/-RW, CD-DA, MP3, VideoCD
Compatible Memory Cards: SD drive: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard PC drive: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Smart-Media, Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Microdrive, ATA Flash PC Card and Mobile hard disk
Possible Recording Resolutions: 480i
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480p/480i
Hard Drive Size: 160 gigabytes
Onscreen Guide: TV Guide On Screen
No. of Internal Tuners 1
Video D/A Converter: 10-bit/54-megahertz
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/96-kilohertz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 3.125 x 16.94 x 11.47
Weight (pounds): 9.9
Price: $800

Panasonic DMR-E95H DVR/DVD Recorder

Build Quality: 90
An attractive silver chassis with a thorough front-panel display
The remote lacks backlighting

Value: 92
The larger hard drive, DVD-RAM recording, and editing versatility make it well worth the price
TV Guide On Screen offers DVR perks without a monthly subscription

Features: 95
Lots of input options to transfer a variety of content—from VHS to photos to digital video
DVD-Audio playback is two-channel only

Performance: 88
Flexible recording and editing functions
TV Guide On Screen doesn't work with some Motorola cable boxes
In progressive mode, the DVD player's resolution is just average

Ergonomics: 86
The 64-page manual is thorough but confusing
The user interface is intuitively designed but not as simplistic as others you'll find

Overall Rating: 90
The DMR-E95H can unite your entertainment devices. With this one box, you can record your favorite TV shows, transfer content from old VHS tapes, view and edit digital photos and movies, and then archive everything to DVD-R or DVD-RAM.

General Information
DMR-E95H DVR/DVD Recorder, $800
Panasonic Consumer Electronics
(800) 211-PANA
Dealer Locator Code PAN

(800) 211-PANA