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Panasonic DMR-EX78

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The design and size also get good comments.

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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 84/100 = 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, whereas there are some critical comments about the usability.



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Jul, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Jun, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-EX78


A good looking product packed with features. Simple to use basic functions. I'm still scratching the surface on what I can do with it

None on the unit itself. The manual though comprehensive doesn't seem to cover all possibilities and I've not done anything complicated yet. Annoyingly when I use the remote it also operate my Panasonic Bluray player which I could do without.

Mar, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-EX78


fantastic machine, even the wife can use it

no bad points yet

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

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.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:441

Energy Management

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

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:441

Management Features

Compass GUI: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 2.32 x 12.8
Playback formats:DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R (DL), DVD+RW, DVD+R, JPEG, MP3, DivX, SVCD, Video-CD, Audio-CD, CD-R/RW
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V
Recording format:DD 2.0, LPCM 2.0, MPEG-2
Video out:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):14.3

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Plug and Play: Yes
Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions