Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD Recorder
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Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD Recorder

  • Features: Progressive Scan
  • Built-In Combo Features: VCR
  • Number Of Discs: 1
  • Type: DVD Recorder
  • Playable File Formats: JPEG
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Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD Recorder

Product Review Summary

Based on 17 user reviews
59% recommend this product
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Consumer Reviews


We love our Panasonic DMR-ES40V DVD Recorder: from a non-techie

bygaelkm Jan 28, 2007
97 Helpfuls 98 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Wonderful unit for VHS and DVD viewing and dubbing.
Cons Might be considered pricey at first.
Recommended it? Yes

We bought this unit because we needed a new DVD player. But the primary reason we wanted it was because I have lots of old VHS tapes of family members. Many of the VHS tapes are at least 15 years old and I'm sure they are not going to last much longer. I used to film my sons when they were small... Read full review »


OK DVD player, otherwise clunky

bylifeat24fps Aug 31, 2006
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Basic DVD and VHS playback works well Perfect copies of TV shows and old tapes
Cons Slow to start DVD playback Inserts chapter-stops every 5 minutes 9 month lifespan
Recommended it? No

Purchased this in January 2005 almost solely for the VHS to DVD dub feature. My VHS tapes had, since I got my first DVD player 5 years ago, been rotting in a steamer trunk that doubled as a TV stand. I knew I would get VHS quality when I dubbed the tapes, but since a few of the tapes I own are... Read full review »


Haven't seen it in 2 months

bymdsmithers Aug 10, 2006
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros When it's working I liked it OK. nothing really special about this unit.
Cons One disk fills up quick. Locks up periodically, sometimes with fatal results
Recommended it? No

Well it's been at the repair shop for the last 2 months, it would occasionally lock up and I had to power it down via the power strip because the power button wouldn't work. I should have gotten the hard drive one, because I record tv shows, watch em then delete it. Can't recommend this product to... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Exterior Color Silver


Depth 13.86"
Height 3.54"
Weight 11.9 lb.
Width 16.93"


VCR Video heads 4
Recording Formats MPEG2 • VBR Supported
Recordable Disc Formats VHS Cassette • DVD-RAM • DVD+RW • DVD-R
DVD Recoeding Time 8 hours
Recording Speeds EP • LP • XP • SP


Remote Control Multibrand
Record And Play Features Chasing Playback • Playlist Playback • Time Slip • Simultaneous Record and Play • One Touch Recording


Front Panel Composite Input
Inputs iLINK DV Input • RF (TV) x 1 • S-Video x 2 • Composite x 2


Surround Sound DTS (Digital out only) • Virtual Surround • Dolby Digital (Digital out only)


Video DAC 12 bit
Video Output System NTSC

Key Features

Features Progressive Scan
Built-In Combo Features VCR
Playable Disc Formats DVD • CD • DVD-RAM • DVD+RW • DVD+R • CD-RW • CD-R • DVD-RW • DVD-R • VCD
Number Of Discs 1
Type DVD Recorder
Playable File Formats JPEG
Progressive Scan With Progressive Scan

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Other Features

Brand Panasonic

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