Panasonic S700EP-K Multi Region HDMI USB DVD Player

Last updated date: June 16, 2021

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8.4

Panasonic S700EP-K Multi Region HDMI USB DVD Player

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We looked at the top DVD Players and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best DVD Player you should buy.

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Overall Take

You'll get HD video streaming and up-conversion to HD for the DVDs you watch with the Panasonic DVD player. The sound is also high quality, thanks to Dolby Digital Sound. This DVD player is most ideal, though, for those who want to watch DVD-Rs and DVDs from other countries.


In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Panasonic Multi Region HDMI USB DVD Player placed 16th when we looked at the top 23 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Panasonic Black DVD Player - DVDS700 Features: 1080p Up-Conversion and 108MHz/12bit DAC Create Smooth High-resolution Images 1080p Up-Conversion raises image quality by correcting, in pixel units, the brightness signals of images in recorded content, DVD movies, and other media Clear, Beautiful Pictures This high-speed, high-precision circuit converts DVD video signals using 4-times oversampling for progressive scan playback and 8- times oversampling for interlace scan playback. The high-density conversion process results in clear, beautiful pictures with high resolution and high S/N ratio. layable Discs DVD DVD-Video: Yes DVD-R*/DVD-R DL*/DVD-RW* DVD-Video: Yes MP3: Yes (DVD-R/-R DL) JPEG: Yes (DVD-R/-R DL) Xvid: Yes (DVD-R/-R DL) +R*/ +R DL*/ +RW* Video: Yes CD, CD-R/-RW CD-DA: Yes Video CD: Yes SVCD: Yes MP3: Yes JPEG: Yes Xvid: Yes Audio System Dolby Digital Decode (2ch) USB Slot: Yes Front: For Playback USB Standard: USB 2.0 Playback JPEG: Yes MP3: Yes Xvid: Yes High Quality Picture HD Up-Conversion: Yes Progressive Scan: Yes Video D/A Converter: 108MHz/12bit High Quality Sound Audio D/A Converter: 192kHz/24bit Easy Operation HDMI-CEC: Yes Power Resume: Yes Networking Photo Slide Show: Yes (with MP3 Playback) CD Ripping: Yes Terminal HDMI Output: Yes Composite Video Output: Yes Analogue Audio Output: 2ch Others Video System: PAL/ NTSC Video S/N: More than 53dB Audio S/N: 90dB Dynamic Range: 80dB Power Supply: AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz Power Consumption(Approx.) Normal Use: 10W Standby: 1W Approximate Dimensions: Height: 1.53" Width: 12.2" Depth: 8.03".

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.8
5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.0
650 user reviews

What experts liked

It features a power resume mode which means it automatically bookmarks the last second you watched on your DVD so you can start where you left off in the event your power goes out or your TV glitches.
- Lifewire
December 31, 2018 | Full review
A versatile DVD player with the support of Full HD video streaming and Up-Conversion option.
- Best Advisor
November 19, 2018 | Full review
The DVD-S700 can play standard as well as rewriteable DVDs and CDs from around the world, as it is region-free. The rewriteable disc formats the player supports include: DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, CD-R and CD-RW.
- Top Ten Reviews
October 17, 2018 | Full review
This unit lets you gain access to superior audio quality and with Dolby Digital Sound features for an immersive experience.
- Our Great Products
January 7, 2019 | Full review
Sleek design. Easy to load disks. Superior sound. Easy to operate. Multiple video formats. Converts PAL to NTSC. Dustproof.
- Top Products
January 1, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The slim and lightweight unit requires extra careful attention.
- Best Advisor
November 19, 2018 | Full review
One of the most expensive options
- Top Ten Reviews
October 17, 2018 | Full review
No HDMI cable included.
- Top Products
January 1, 2018 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

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Technology and parenting blogger

Molly Thornberg is a professional writer, creative and mom to four kids, living her best life outside of Dallas, Texas. With a love for all things tech, she is passionate about helping parents raise kids in the digital age. She writes about technology, parenting and humor on her blog Digital Mom Blog.

An Overview On DVD Players

Although many consumers have given up DVD players in favor of solely streaming, true movie buffs still like to collect DVDs. There’s something about having all your movies displayed on a shelf. But even among the many cord cutters, DVD players have their benefits. Since some have streaming capabilities, they’re a handy way to access apps like Netflix and Hulu while also being around in case you ever want to rent a Redbox.

“While streaming movies and television have taken over our TVs, there is still a need for DVD players,” says our technology expert Molly Thornberg, the brains behind the parenting and technology site, Digital Mom Blog. Chances are you still have DVDs in your TV cabinet, or maybe your wedding video is on DVD.”

Today’s DVD players not only build in streaming capabilities, but they also let you play CDs. But not all players include this functionality, so it’s important to determine exactly what you plan to do before you start shopping. Some DVD players support multiple formats as well. So if you think you’ll be watching DVD-Rs or discs from other countries, you’ll need to look for a player with this type of compatibility.

For everyone, though, video and audio quality is typically a top priority. If you’ve tried to use an older DVD player with newer TVs, you may have noticed that it failed to offer the latest high-definition technology. Make sure it supports HD video streaming and, for best results, rent and buy Blu-ray versions of the movies you want to see. If you have surround sound, look for a DVD player that supports Dolby Digital Sound to ensure you get the full experience.

For some modern consumers, streaming is a prime feature when shopping for a DVD player. You may already have a device that helps you with that and, if so, it won’t be a consideration. However, if it is important, you’ll notice that not all DVD players include streaming as a feature. Of those that do, some make it easier than others. Look for features like a Netflix button on the remote and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which make it easy to perform a task that will likely become part of your daily life.

Thornberg also notes that some DVD players can support upconverting, which means they can convert standard definition video to a higher resolution, aka taking that SD video and making it compatible with your HDTV.  She also notes that some DVD players are equipped with card readers, which is a handy feature for looking at family photos or home movies.

The DVD Player Buying Guide

  • If you have an Ultra-HD TV, you’ll need to look for a DVD player that can handle it. Consider a model that offers full HD video streaming support, as well as an up-conversion option to present DVDs in 1080p. If you’re looking for the best 4K picture for Blu-ray DVDs, you can’t go wrong with a disc player that uses advanced image processing to bring top-notch video to your home screen.
  • Sound is another consideration, especially if you want the true home theater experience. Some models provide high-resolution audio, while others include Dolby Digital Sound.
  • If you’ll be using your new DVD player to connect to streaming apps like Netflix, consider a player that connects easily and at an extremely fast rate. You also want it to allow users to rearrange the apps on their screen.
  • Consider a DVD player that offers support for a wide range of DVD types. With this type of player, you can play both standard and rewriteable DVDs and CDs, regardless of the country where they originated.
  • DVD players range widely in price depending on their features. No matter your budget, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you and your needs.