Panasonic DMR-E80H DVD Players

4/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $534.00


Product Description

  • records to DVD-RAM and DVD-R
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and Video CD
  • plays CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 CD-R & CD-RW
  • built-in 80GB hard drive for recording/playback
  • Hybrid VBR (Variable Bit Rate) recording
  • Rapid Random Access
  • 3D Digital Noise Reduction
  • 54MHz/10-bit video DAC


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gonk a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a DVD recorder primarily to archive two decades of VHs and S-VHS family videos before the tapes they were stored on deteriorated irretrievably. The E80's built-in 80GB hard drive made it possible to dump tapes to hard disc, edit and title them as desired, and burn two copies of each disc (one for me, one for my dad). It was a somewhat tedious but straightforward process, and while the E80 does not offer the flexibility of a professional editing station or PC video editing software, it is able to do a respectable job of preserving these old videos. It is also extremely handy for time-shifting TV shows, which has made it a hit with my wife. The manual is sometimes cumbersome and rarely as useful as I would like it to be, but once you spend some time with the E80 you can get around in it pretty readily. It is not a five-star product, but I don't believe any set-top DVD-R product has reached that point yet. It is a four-star product, reliably offering a good range of features for a fair price. For a detailed summary of my experience with the E80, check out my review at http://www.prillaman.net/dmr-e80_review.html

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $543.00

Purchased At:   ProFeel.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 23tex a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Good recorder, love the hard-drive, the manual is terrible and the copy protection (CPRM) almost make me want to send it back to the store...actually, I bought it at Sears to try it out since its a local store. I will probably return it and buy online since I like the unit and can get it for ~500$ (saving 150 plus).

If you want a DVD recorder now, this is a good choice. If you can wait, the next generation should be even better.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $622.00

Purchased At:   Sears




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