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Panasonic DMR-EX77

Panasonic DMR-EX77
alaScore 85

168 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and value for money are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the design.

usability, image quality, value for money, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX77 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

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Panasonic DMR-EX77

 

Panasonic's DMR-EX77 is a DVD/HDD recording combo, with an inbuilt standard-definition digital tuner. It's capable of upscaling DVDs to 1080p, which i...

Simple and easy-to-use recording, great inbuilt editing tool

Some noise and chromatic aberrations when upscaling DVDs, lacks a HD tuner despite HD upscaling

The DMR-EX77 seems to be having a hard time deciding what kind of device it wants to be. Although it upscales DVDs to high definition, it can't decode high-definition TV. Apart from this little contradiction however, it's generally a functional and...

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review

 

We previously reviewed the DMR-EX87, an HDD/DVD recorder with a mighty 250GB capacity. Clearly, not everyone needs such a large hard disk, and its for these users that Panasonic has come up with this 160GB version, which costs a good £150 less

Recording and layback quality ; Exhaustive list of features

No WMA, DVD-A or series recording feature

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Stuff magazine

 

If your TV's demanding a DVD recorder with a hard-drive you could do far worse than Panny's latest 160GB model

Cheaper than Sony's market leaders, the EX77 provides the most performance per pound in DVD recorder town

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review

 

A simple but very useful DVD and Freeview PVR that offers great upscaling performance for DVDs and has plenty of space to record TV programmes from Freeview

Ability to record to both DVD and hard disk ; Picture quality

Menu system ; Only one Freeview tuner ; No HDMI cable included

We are slightly disappointed by the single tuner and the lack of support for MPEG-4 files such as DivX and XviD, but these are relatively minor issues. All in all, it's an excellent all-rounder

Recommended!

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 HDD/DVD Recorder

 

If you don't want to pay for Sky+, Panasonic has a great HDD/DVD recorder for you.

With a vast amount of features, extensive editing modes, excellent recording quality and top-notch upscaling, the DMR-EX77 sets a new benchmark for DVD/HDD recorders. It's the kind of flexible, all-encompassing unit that by rights should cost a lot...

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Panasonic DMR-EX77

 

It's bursting with other useful features, such as a Freeview tuner with seven -day EPG and an HDMI output with 1080p upscaling, which works with recordings as well as DVDs. It's the only deck in the group test to sport an SD card slot for playing back...

Loads of features, superb recorded picture quality

No DivX playback, dull design

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Panasonic DMR-EX77

 

Panasonic aims to maintain its impeccable digital recorder track record with the DMR-EX77, one of the first DVD/HDD decks to offer 1080p upscaling. It's equipped with everything you could possibly want from a combi recorder

Generous features list, Good value for money, Good upscaled picture

No WMA or DiVX compatibility

A 1080p-upscaling deck that sets a new standard for digital recorders

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMR-EX77

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX77 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, image quality, value for money, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EX77EB-K - 160GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic DMR-EX77EB-K - 160GB Hard Drive DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic Genuine Remote Control N2QAYB000127, fits models: DMR-EX768EB-K, DMR-EX768EB-S, DMR-EX77EB-K, DMR-EX77EB-S, DMR-EX78EB-K, DMR-EX87EB-K, DMR-

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5* Even for the £300 i paid

 

This is quite simply one of the best available and at that price astonishing. Very easy to use with a fantastic upscaled pic with DVD's using HDMI and the Video thumbnails of recorded items is superb. Freeview pic with HDMI also is superb. Even on Long...

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Excellent Recorder

 

Had this a couple of days and although have not tried everything.I am very pleased so far.Only have it connected to my portable TV...

Product Specifications

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB
Type:Hard disc drive

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:DVB-T
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:33cm
Height:5.9cm
Weight:4.2kg
Width:43cm

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMR-EX77/DMR-EX77EB-K/DMR-EX77EB-S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

MD System

Type: None

Radio System

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1
Type:Standard

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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