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Panasonic DMR-EH57

Panasonic DMR-EH57
alaScore 79

100 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EH57. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EH57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Great EXCEPT for the reliability and the cost of repair. Repair cost should be investigated before buying. Given that the HDD is a standard computer HDD (although formatted differently), the repair cost should be way less and the reliability should...

Very easy to use. Did everything well. Editing feature (to manually get rid of ads before copying from HDD to DVD) very useful.

HDD gave up the ghost after less than 3 years of not very intensive use. Cost of repair ($670) more than the original cost of the item, so I'm junking it.

Apr, 2010

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I'm a first time user of DVD recorders and I was impressed by the quality of the recordings and the ease of use. Its a great little machine if you don't want to record High Definition TV shows.

It is easy to use. There is a choice of five recording modes and the quality of the LP (Long Recording Mode) is so good that you can easily use this all the time and by using LP you get 138 hours of recording time on the EX77 Model [160 GB], and the...

can't record high definition digital TV

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):32

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13 x 2.32
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
Video in:Y


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):32

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

Weight & Dimensions