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Panasonic DMR-EX77

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX77. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the finish.

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We analyzed 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX77 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the finish.

usability, image quality, price, reliability, size


94% of the reviews on 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 - Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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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...

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

Sep, 2008

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review


Exceptionally talented combi with 1080p upscaling

Recording and playback quality ; Exhaustive list of features

No WMA, DVD-A or series recording feature

Another fantastic digital deck from Panasonic, but Sony's similarly

Jan, 2008

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review


As much as we love Sky+, the gold standard for recording TV is to have a machine that has both a hard-drive and a DVD recorder for archiving your favourites. Luckily there are plenty of boxes out there that possess these powers. Our favourites have...

Nov, 2007


Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

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...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

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

Nov, 2007

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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

Jun, 2007

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Easy to use and I am about to buy the 250GB HD or 500GB HD so I can record in HD and I will put the 160 in the other room with a set top box that way I CAN record HD because of the set top box. I have been very happy with this product and hope that I...

So easy to use, Love it. Love the way all the recoded programs are dated and numbered and are there for you to watch in your own time

Just that is doesn't record in HD however I knew that feature wasn't out when I bought this one

Sep, 2010

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This machine has worked without problem since we bought it about 4 yeard ago. you can easily watch one recorded show while recording another. We use the highest quality recording option as we "watch and delete" and find the picture to be of excellent...

Easy to use

No high definition tuner- only one tuner, unlike newer models.

Jul, 2010

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This is a great HDD/DVD recorder. Our TV is 720p so the lower video settings still give great quality pictures to us. It only has 1 SD tuner but it's not often we want to record / watch 2 shows at the same time. We had trouble playing NTSC DVD's but...

Easy to set up. Recording shows from the episode guide is a breeze.

No USB input. Can't set up the machine to record the same program at the same time every week.

Feb, 2010

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I bought this unit for the brand name after reading reports for other brands (philips, LG and samsung). I have it for 3 months and it works fine. Had it coonected to my old SD plasma using the HDMI-DVI cale and it actually improve the picture quality....

Easy to use and simple remote keys. Simple to use recording and editing functions (you need to study the user guide first!) Able to record over 7 hours of programs onto a DVD (real time recording only, not express recording).

No caption/subtitle on tv programs which other STB or PVR do have. No real time playback/pause on live TV.

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:284
Supported file systems:FAT12, FAT32

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):35

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:284
Supported file systems:FAT12,FAT32

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

Digital TV tuner:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 2.32 x 13
Number of TV tuners:1
Playback formats:MPEG-4
Power Requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG-2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical 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):35

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP, SP, LP, EP


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL

Weight & Dimensions