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Panasonic DMR-EX78

Panasonic DMR-EX78
alaScore 83

143 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX78. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The size and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-EX78 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX78 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers really like the price. There are some critical reviews about the usability.



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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: . (

Panasonic DMR-EX78 review


This deck builds on an already-accomplished DVD/HDD platform with new features

Excellent performance and spread of features

Lack of analogue TV tuner or additional digital tuner may bother some

You won't be disappointed with this feature-laden DVD recorder

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-EX78 DVD/HDD Recorder


Panasonic knows a thing or two about digital recorders and the DMR-EX78 is a perfect example of this.

As you might have guessed, we quite like the DMR-EX78. It offers a comprehensive feature list, top-class pictures and a user interface that gives its rivals a masterclass in how to make a technically complex machine feel like something you'd find in...

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EX78 DVD Player/Recorder overview


Panasonic DMREX78EBK 250GB F

Consumer review by: OZFox40 (

A reasonable DVD combo unit with a HDD instead of a VCR


Since I was used to VHS-DVD combos, I decided to try one with a hard drive instead of a VCR, and the DMR-EX78 seemed like the ideal choice. This model has a 250GB HDD, SD digital integrated tuner, DVD recorder, and standard TV/DVD remote (which is...

250GB hard drive and easy of copying to DVD at high speed.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: enri (

u88 error code


Only a couple months out of waranty and machine wont boot up. error code U88. Panasonic not interested to help, and rude, makes more sense to buy a cheaper no name brand. Also does not record hi definition channels even though H/D was all over the...

playback while recording

Broke down, doesnt play high def

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: gtkatdee (

Program choice and record to hard drive on xp to extended play


Once set up great alternative to hiring " Austar set top box record 80 gb" this stores up to 6 times e.p programs the Austar product does.

Editing was very easy.

Only glitch if holding remote control in hand "program "check button" engaged accidentally lower rh

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Frankie93 (



I had a previous model (DMR-EH60) for 3 years (still working). It looks complicated at first but once you have worked your way through, it's not difficult to use. There are a couple of handy functions in the EH60 which are missing in this one: the...

Improves picture quality; once timer settings are inputted, automatically sets timer - no need to turn off recorder

Takes a few seconds to turn on in powersave mode; cannot save names of frequently recorded programmes

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX78


Easy to use, great picture quality, ability to play and record on HDD at the same time

flicks back to other TV source (analogue) but may be due to set up rather than the product itself.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: nick (

Panasonic DMR-EX78


fantastic machine, even the wife can use it

no bad points yet

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: tony (

Panasonic DMR-EX78


ease of set up,just plug in and go. excellent recording and playback with upscaling to 1080 . a great piece of kit.

The use of all the functions performed by this recorder take a little getting use to,but if you follow the extensive accompanying instructions all becomes clear.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Web Content Access: No


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

General Features

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


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


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


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus