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Panasonic DMR EX79

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Panasonic DMR EX79. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR EX79 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR EX79

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Panasonic DMR EX79 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and reliability are overall positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EX79EB-K Freeview+ 250GB Hard Disc Drive 1080p Upscaling DVD RecorderPanasonic DIGA DMR-EX79 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner - 250 GB - silver

May, 2016

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (techradar.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 review

 

There's much to like in the feature-laden menus of Panasonic's latest HDD/DVD recorder

Great AV performance ; Well-featured overall

No STB control ; Can't copy DivX/JPEG to HDD

This is one of the best DVD recorders money can buy but a few minor flaws let down the overall score

May, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 DVD recorder

 

The Panasonic DMR-EX79 DVD recorder has a reasonable price, but the lack of a high-definition digital TV tuner lets it down.

Good DVD upscaling, 250GB hard drive, stylish design

No built-in HD tuner, remote control could be better

The Panasonic DMR-EX79 DVD recorder looks good and has an excellent DVD upscaler, but its remote control is not suited to watching DVDs and the lack of a high-definition tuner means it can't display or record HD content.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 review

 

Despite its inability to decode high-definition signals, the Panasonic DMR-EX79 offers a reasonable feature set given its £317 price.

While the Panasonic DMR-EX79 is a capable DVD recorder with a decent-sized hard drive and excellent DVD upscaling, it is let down by the lack of an HD tuner. Even so, it's worth considering because of its price.

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 DVD / HDD Recorder

 

The Panasonic DMR-EX79 is one of the best DVD/HDD combis we've encountered, particularly for under £300.

The DMR-EX79 continues the great work of previous Panasonic recorders but throws a few new tricks into the mix to keep you interested. In terms of recording, editing and media playback it leaves no stone unturned, plus its picture quality is solid and...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (macworld.co.uk)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 review

 

The Panasonic DMR-EX79 is a DVD recorder with a 250GB hard drive and an HDMI 1.3 port for upscaling DVDs to 1080p but lacks a HD tuner.

Capable DVD recorder, good sized 250GB hard drive, good DVD upscaler, Gracenote CD database support

No HD tuner, can't decode high-definition signals, poor remote control, unable to transfer data to USB drives

While the Panasonic DMR-EX79 is a capable DVD recorder with a decent-sized hard drive and excellent DVD upscaling, it is let down by the lack of an HD tuner. Even so, it's worth considering because of its price.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79 DVD recorder

 

While the Panasonic DMR-EX79 is a capable DVD recorder with a decent-sized hard drive and excellent DVD upscaling, it is let down by the lack of an HD tuner. Even so, it's worth considering because of its price.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Carol (homebase.co.uk)

A pleasurable experience

 

I had never owned a hard drive recorder before and thought I would have problems but I was amazed to find how easy it was to use. The quality is fantastic and I am enjoying using it very much.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Cyd (homebase.co.uk)

Fantastic and easy to use

 

After finally deciding to move into the 21st century and move from our square tv to a 50" widescreen we decided to also buy a dvd recorder. This is absolutely superb. Not being very technically minded, I've still found this really easy to use and have...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79

 

really easy to set up with a panasonic tv and then find i can work alot of the stuff out without having to refer to the manual

none

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79

 

Excellent image quality. Versatility: record programmes easily and later offload them to DVD if necessary. Basic features are easy to use. There are controls for TV on the remote as well. Good looks.

There is no indication of how much of the recorded program is left to watch and no bookmarking for recordings. So if you have to interrupt watching your recording and want to resume from the same place where you left off, there is no easy way of doing...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
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

Playback

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

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
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

Sound

Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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