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Panasonic DMR-ES18 Multi-System, Multi-Zone DVD Recorder

Panasonic DMR-ES18 Multi-System, Multi-Zone DVD Recorder


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Product Highlights

  • Progressive Scan Technology
  • Component Video Output
  • DV Input
  • Dolby Digital and DTS Decoders
  • Optical Digital Audio Output
  • DivX Playback
  • 1-Second Quick Start Recording
  • 2x LP Resolutions
  • Records to: DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, DVD-RAM
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NOTE: This is a multi-system device, and it may be configured with a European AC plug. If necessary, you may have to adjust the zone and an adapter may be required for use in the USA. This unit may require a multi-system TV or system converter to view PAL video in the US.

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The advent of affordable, high-quality DVD recording capability is at your fingertips with Panasonic's Multi-System, Multi-Zone DMR-ES18 DVD-Recorder. It combines superb functionality and versatility, with abilities to record your favorite TV shows or home movies onto DVD-R/W, DVD-R DL, DVD+R/W, DVD+R DL, and DVD-RAM formats. It also offers up to (4) recording modes with the ability to record up to 14 hours in EP mode. It will take your home theater experience to new heights with its progressive scan technology, component video output, and 54MHz/10-bit video DAC processor. In addition, a front-panel DV (IEEE) input terminal makes it easy to record DVDs from your digital camcorder.

Moreover, the DMR-ES18 offers incredible features that will be hard to match. Enjoy the awesome power of Dolby Digital and DTS audio decoding, 96KHz/24-bit audio DAC, and an optical digital audio output for connectivity to your 5.1-channel home theater receiver. It offers 1-second quick-start recording, 2x LP horizontal resolutions (500 lines), and DivX disc playback. With world-wide features, PAL/SECAM tuners, and connectivity to various A/V sources, your entertainment choices are endless with the Panasonic DMR-ES18.

Note! This unit may require a multi-system TV or system converter to view PAL DVDs in the US. This item can be use anywhere but it doesn't have an American digital tuner like most multi-system models. This item is imported and it is not supported by a MFR warranty. To support this product B&H Photo provides a 90-day warranty.

It comes with both a European plug and a US plug adapter.

Progressive Scan Technology
The DMR-ES18 is a progressive scan DVD player, capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they're etched onto the screen.
Component Video Output
With playback specifications that meet the standards of professionals, the DMR-ES18 features a component video output for high-resolution low-distortion video playback.
DV (IEEE 1394) Input
Simply connect your digital video camera to the DV input terminal, and you're ready to record images onto a DVD recordable disc.
Recordable DVD Media
Record your favorite TV shows or home movies onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, and DVD-RAM discs. The DMR-ES18 is also compatible with DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL media and provides up to 14 hours of media recording.
Multi-Format Player
Don't worry about limited playback capabilities, the DMR-ES18 can play DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD-R DL, DVD+R/W, DVD+R DL, and DVD-RAM discs. Also, you can play your favorite songs from CDs or MP3 files, and JPEG images.
Dolby Digital and DTS Decoders
This recorder offers built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders capable of advanced 24-bit processing and an outstanding sampling frequency of 96KHz. Use the coaxial digital audio output to connect the unit to your home theater receiver and enjoy full Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound entertainment.
Home Theater Friendly
Use the optical digital audio output to connect the unit to your home theater receiver and enjoy your favorite (compatible) DVDs or CDs in surround sound.
DivX Home Theater Certified
DivX is video compression software which enables high quality video to be compressed into very small files then downloaded onto CD-R or CD-RW and played back with very little loss of quality.
Quick Start Recording
Thanks to the high-speed 1-second quick-start function, with DVD-RAM disc, you are ready to record just 1 second after switching on the power. Being able to record almost instantly, means that you will never miss the Monday night kick off!
It offers built-in PAL/SECAM television tuners, capable of recording your favorite (PAL or SECAM signal) TV show. This unit is also capable of recording an NTSC signal with the use of a video standards converter.
Full-Feature Remote Control
It includes a full-feature remote control capable of executing specific commands on the player; and it's also able to execute every command from any angle up to ±30°.
Region 2 - 6 (Region 1 with signal converter)
Hard Disk Drive No
Progressive Scan Output Yes (NTSC only)
HD Upconversion No
Format Compatibility
DVD Recording Media DVD-R/W
Recording Speed XP, SP, LP, EP
DVD Playback Media DVD-Video
CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes/Yes
MP3 Playback Yes
WMA Playback No
Picture CD/JPEG No/Yes
SACD/DVD-Audio Playback No
Built-in Decoder Yes
Dolby Digital/DTS Yes/Yes
HDCD Decoding No
Audio D/A Converter Yes, 96KHz/24-bit
Virtual Surround No
Bass Management No
Digital Media Slot No
TiVo No
VCR Plus+ No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Bookmarking No
Playback Zoom Yes
Inputs DV (IEEE 1394): x1
S-Video: x1
A/V Composite: x1 (RCA)
Outputs Optical Digital Audio: x1
S-Video: x1
Component Video: x1 (RCA)
A/V Composite: x1 (RCA)
Other Ports RF input/output x1
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 22 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 2.3 x 12.8" (430 x 59 x 326mm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
Color Black
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.3 x 17.4 x 6.5"
Panasonic DMR-ES18 Multi-System, Multi-Zone DVD Recorder
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • A/V Cable (RCA)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty Provided by B&H Photo
  • Note:  This item is imported and it is not supported by a MFR warranty.
    To support this product B&H Photo provides a 90 day warranty.

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