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Panasonic DMR-EX75

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX75. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed opinions on the size and design.

usability, price, image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX75 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX75 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price and reliability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the design.

usability, image quality, reliability, price


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EX75EB-S - DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disk - Freeview Tuner - and HDMI With 1080i UpscalingPanasonic DMR-EX75 DVD Recorder Genuine Remote Contro Including 2 x BatteryPanasonic DMREX75 DVD Recorder Genuine Remote Control Including Batteries

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic DMR-EX75 review


Fantastic features and recording at a reasonable price

Comprehensive sockets and good-sized hard drive

Doesn't handle upscaling well

A real all-round performer, this recorder is well worth considering

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (

Panasonic DMR-EX75


The 160GB hard drive, which gives you around 70 hours in the standard SP mode rising to 284 using the lowest quality mode, is distinctly smaller than the LG and Hitachi models. But, unless you intend archiving everything you ever recorded the...

Feature filled; complete connectivity; ease of use; excellent recordings using all quality modes

Comparatively poor build quality

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EX75


Instantly setting out its stall, the DMR-EX75 offers upscaling via an HDMI output, up to 720p or 1080i resolution and then fills out one of the most impressive CVs we've seen. As well as the HDMI output, this deck has comprehensive socketry

Comprehensive sockets and good-sized hard drive

Doesn't handle upscaling well

A real all-round performer, this recorder is well worth considering

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: a5108333 (



At approx $250 a year for 3 not really doesn't explain faults.i think if the power outage didn't happen i'd still be happy . but i had surge protectors and all....still didn't help. next one not so expensive i think.

got it 3 yrs ago , has been great , did everything it promised to do , especially recording fox . and then one stormy night....

after a power outage during a storm it would not work. kept coming up with u-81 error on display.happens to a lot apperantly & panasonic can't explain . most techs say throw it ...cost $700. plus not enough component usb.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: novakor (



A pricey but good quality machine. It is a jike that in this day and age a DVD player will not play Divx or AVi files. Come on Panasonic players at a quarter the cost from chin a can do this, customers want it so listen!

Well known and established brand, VIERA link capable to other Panasonic devices, good reputation for reliability and durability, easy and straight forward to use, useful Hard Drive space, good picture and playback quality, easy Hard Drive editing

premium (excessive?) price, does not play Divx or AVI files, no twin tuner, Standard Def Digital TV only should be High Def at the price, not enough in or outputs for connecting other devices

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: jwaters (



Overall this is a brilliant unit. I have poor analogue signal on Channel Nine so I couldn't buy a normal unit with analgoue receiver. At the last minute I realised that most of the units on the market only come with an analogue receiver so I bought...

Simple to use, fast recording (1 second), easy menu system, inbuilt SD digital receiver. The remote also doubles up as the TV remote so you can ditch a remote.

Not much other than hard dive space but that is as much my problem as I should go through the recorded programs more regularly and clean it out. Premium price is an issue - I paid $725 from HN about 12 months ago. Also you can't record one show and...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: James Turner (



Great machine which cost me around 280 in December. I was so impressed that I persuaded my 77 year old parents to get one and they are coping admirably with it (they paid 275 in February).

Great pictures ; good digital tuner holds signal well ; upscaling is excellent (HDMI cable needed). Easy to tweak auto recording e.g. if you want to extend the end time just in case everything is running a few minutes late. Time slip and one touch...

As with all these machines the manual looks a little daunting but in fact this is an easy machine to use ; I am quite happy with build quality but there again didn't compare it to many others. As it sits on my AV unit it isn't really going to come in...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Angel Diaz Roca (

ERROR CODE U80 !!!!!


ATENTION!!!!! Error code U80

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Mentalpen (

Grrr good but could have been great!


Upscalling ; Free view built in ; DVD RAM drive ; Connections ; options

80's styling ; Over complicated menu system ; lack of auto chapters when playing off on hard drive ; No PDC (Programme Delivery Control) in case tv is running late

Grrrr, This is a great machine but it could have been excellent with a bit of end user thought. Whilst is=t has lots of options its omission of PDC and its over complicated functions will leave those with technical know how wondering just what they...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Dan Morris (



Agonised for several weeks over Sony or Panasonic. Only chose Panasonic because the tv is the same and I'm very happy with it ; I ordered it with some trepidation because I'm not very technically minded and thought it was going to be very complicated...

None so far

Buy It!

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan:No / Yes
Show View:No / Yes


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface:No / Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :No / SD Card
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR:DVD + VHS / No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback:No / Yes
DVD Audio Playback:No / Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback:No / Yes
DVD-RW Playback:No / Yes
DVD+R Playback:No / Yes
DVD+RW Playback:No / Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback:No / Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:No / Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording:No / Yes
DVD-RW Recording:No / Yes
DVD+R Recording:No / Yes
DVD+RW Recording:No / Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital