The advent of affordable, high-quality DVD recording capability is at your fingertips with Panasonics 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
Records PAL to PAL
Records NTSC to NTSC
Records PAL to NTSC with the use of a video converter
Records NTSC to PAL with the use of a video converter
Records in "ALL" regions format for worldwide compatibility
Plays any region PAL or NTSC DVD from regions 0-6
Plays PAL on PAL TV or Multi-System TV
Plays NTSC on NTSC TV or Multi-System TV
Plays NTSC on PAL TV with the use of a video converter
Plays PAL on NTSC TV with the use of a video converter
110-240 volts 50/60 Hertz dual voltage for use World-Wide
The DVD made on this model will be all regions you can play it on any DVD player in the World, even on PAL DVD players. You can send the DVD made on this recorder to a PAL or NTSC country.
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.
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.
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!
PAL/SECAM TV Tuners
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°.
Hard Disk Drive No
Progressive Scan Output Yes (NTSC only)
HD Upconversion No
DVD Recording Media DVD-R/W, DVD-R D, DVD+R/W, DVD+RL, DVD-RAM
TV Tuner Yes, PAL-DK, PAL-BGH, PAL-I, PAL-D and SECAM-DK1, SECAM-BG
VCR Plus+ No
Slow Motion Playback Yes
Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
Playback Zoom Yes
Inputs DV (IEEE 1394): x1
A/V Composite: x1 (RCA)
Outputs Optical Digital Audio: x1
Component Video: x1 (RCA)
A/V Composite: x1 (RCA)
Other Ports No
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 110-220VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 22W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9 x 2.3 x 12.8" (430 x 59 x 326mm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
This unit does not convert between PAL and NTSC. To record in PAL this unit must receive a PAL signal. To record in NTSC this unit must receive an NTSC signal. If you need to convert signals between PAL and NTSC we suggest you also buy the CMD-1500 Professional video converter we sell.
NOTE: This model doesn’t have NTSC (American) Tuner. You will not able to record satellite broadcasting programs using NTSC tuner.