The Panasonic DMR-ES30VS enables you to easily dub home movies and recorded VHS tapes onto either DVD-RAM or DVD-R discs, and from DVD discs back to a VHS tape. It also plays back music burned to CD-R/RW discs as well as MP3 digital audio. The DVD side of the DMR-ES30VS features progressive-scan video playback and great sound thanks to the Dolby Digital and DTS output.
With Chasing Playback, an element of the Time Slip feature, you can watch a program currently being recorded from any point that's already been recorded-while continuing to record the program in process. Simultaneous Recording and Playback, the second element of the Time Slip feature, lets you record a program onto a disc while you're watching any other program that's previously been recorded on the same disc.
DVD recorder: It's easy to record and transfer your favorite programs and home movies to DVD. Record to DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R. One-touch recording makes it a snap to get your favorite shows on DVD.
Progressive scan: Simply hook it up to a digital TV to enjoy the smooth clarity of enhanced-definition (480p) images.
4-head VCR: Get the most out of your entire movie collection. Four heads offer the best possible playback quality, while hi-fi sound ensures that the audio is crisp, too.
Multi-format playback: Enjoy CDs, MP3s and more.
A/V versatility: With a full complement of inputs, including component video and digital optical, you can connect your home theater system for a complete entertainment experience.
Time Slip recording: Allows you to simultaneously record and play.
Direct Navigator feature: Scan the contents of a DVD in easy-to-read thumbnail format.
Recordable Disc Type: DVD-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
Simultaneous Record and Play
Time SlipTM Button
One-Touch Record and Play: Yes
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
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
Playback Capability DVD-RAM, DVD-R, CD-R/RW, MP3
Progressive Scanning Yes
Video D/A Converter 54MHz/12-bit
Black Level Control Yes
Power Source AC 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 31W (10W in standby mode)
Horizontal Resolution More than 500 lines
A/V Inputs S-Video Inputs x 2 (1 front)
Composite Video Inputs x 2 (1 front)
Audio L/R Inputs x 2 (1 front)
RF Inputs x 1 (VHF/UHF)
A/V Outputs Component Video Outputs (Y, PB, PR) x 1
S-Video Outputs x 2
Audio L/R Outputs x 2
RF Outputs (VHF/UHF) x 1
Remote Control Universal (TV/DVD)
Optical Digital Output for DTS & Dolby Digital Surround Sound Yes
Flexible Recording (FR Mode) Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3 17/32'' x 16 15/16'' x 13 7/8''
Weight 12.78 lbs
Warranty One year parts and labor