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DMR-ES20K DVD Recorder (Black)
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Panasonic DMR-ES20K DVD Recorder (Black)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Create high-quality DVD copies of your home movies and TV shows with the DMR-ES20. Its clever features include a front-panel digital camcorder input for dubbing your videos to DVD. Using a "DVD-RAM" rewritable disc, you can take advantage of some conveniences similar to those found on hard drive-based digital video recorders. For example, you can start watching a program from the beginning while it's still recording. Or, you can pause playback while the deck continues to record, and watch the rest later. You can enter your own title for each home movie or TV show you record. It's easy to find  what you're looking for on the disc, too - the DMR-ES20 recorder displays thumbnail images of all the recordings on a disc, along with the date, channel, and title.

Key Features

Direct Navigator - A list of programs is created as you record them. Using the Direct Navigator, you can select programs from the thumbnail list to watch. Direct Navigator provides information about each program, including title, channel information, time/date, and those programs that are write-protected, copy-protected, unable to play or currently recording.

Time Slip recording and playback - While recording on a DVD-RAM, you can simultaneously check the accuracy of the recording using Time Slip. This feature displays the recorded information as a picture-in-picture 30 seconds or more behind the current recording. The recorded image and current image can appear simultaneously as a picture-in-picture or the recorded image can be displayed full screen.

One-Touch Recording - You can begin recording with a single press of the record button. One-Touch Record will save your favorite programs from accidental overwrite, by automatically scanning the disc for blank space before starting the recording process.

VCR Plus+: In addition to DVD timer recording the DMR-ES30V also features VCR Plus+. Entering the VCR Plus+ code from your local newspaper or TV Guide can be used as an easy way to program the unit to record.

Timer Recording - You can program the DVD's timer to record up to 16 broadcasts, as far as a month in advance. You can also record programs on a weekly or daily basis.

Digital audio - Dolby Digital and dts audio formats deliver stunningly realistic digital soundtracks to enhance your home entertainment experience.

Multiple Recording Speeds - This unit can record in six different speeds; SP is standard picture quality, LP is long play with slightly lesser picture quality, EP is extra long play with the lowest picture quality, and XP is the highest picture quality. There's also FR "flexible recording" that lets you record with the best picture quality possible for the recording time and remaining space on the disc. In the Setup Menu, you can choose to set the recorder to record either 6 or 8 hours of programming in the EP mode. When the 8-hour recording option is chosen, the sound quality is lowered compared to other recording modes.

Selectable progressive-scan playback - The component video output can be set for interlaced (480i) or progressive scanning (480p) depending upon the compatibility of the connected TV

Convenience features - Quick Start recording, on-screen display, ShowView electronic program guide, parental lock, slow motion and more.

Records to - DVD-R and DVD+R (write-once), DVD-RW and DVD-RAM (rewritable)

Plays - DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, video CD, DVD-Audio, CDs, audio CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CDs, and digital picture CDs (JPEG) 

Front DV input - The front DV input makes it easy to hook up and transfer your favorite videos from the camcorder to the DVD recorder.


Recordable Disc TypeDVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R
Multi-Format Playback
(Playable Disc Type)
DVD: DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW; CD: CD (CDDA), Video CD, CD-R/RW (including MP3 and JPEG files)
Time Slip Function Chasing Playback
Simlutaneous Record and Play
Time Slip Button
1 Second Quick Start  Yes, using DVD-RAM discs only
2x LP Horizontal Resolution Recording Yes, records 500 lines of horizontal resolution in LP mode  
VHS Refresh Dubbing to DVD Yes
4x Natural Gradation Yes
One-Touch Record and Play Yes
Rapid Random Access, Recording and Playback Yes, with DVD-RAM discs 
Playlist Playback Yes
Direct Navigator  Yes
Selectable Recording Modes XP/SP/LP/EP/FR   
Picture Quality Improvement Functions

Real-Time Variable Bit Rate Control
Integrated Noise Reduction (NR)
Visibility Modulation Technology

Dolby Digital (Dolby AC-3) 2ch Audio Recording Yes
Bilingual Recording Yes, DVD-RAM disc only  
MP3 Playback Capability Yes
Progressive Scanning Yes
Video D/A Converter 54MHz/12-bit   
Black Level Control  Yes
Power Source  AC 120V, 60Hz   
Power Consumption 23W (9W in standby mode) 
Horizontal Resolution  More than 500 lines 
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2 1/2'' (H) x 17'' (W) x 14 1/20" (D)  

A/V Inputs  
S-Video Inputs: x 3 (1 front)
Composite Video Inputs: x 3 (1 front)
Audio L/R Inputs: x 3 (1 front)
RF Inputs: x 1 (VHF/UHF)      
Component Video Outputs (Y, PB, PR): x 1
S-Video Outputs: x 1
Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR) Yes      
S-Video Outputs: x 1      
IEEE 1394/i.Link Input: x 1
Optical Digital Output for DTS & Dolby Digital Surround Sound: Yes 

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