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Panasonic DMR EX79

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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 85/100 = 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 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The price and image quality also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions 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 DMR-EX79EB-K Freeview+ 250GB Hard Disc Drive 1080p Upscaling DVD Recorder

Nov, 2017

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 (techadvisor.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: 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...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Harry (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79

 

A Superb M/C very easy to set and use every thing about this model is exelant I would reccomend to anyone The high speed copying is a very good feature .THE REMOTE CONTROL IS EASY TO READ which is a very good feature when ytour eyesight is not 100%...

None up to now

Apr, 2010

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: Stuart (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX79

 

Most functions easy to use.

Can't easily do instant recording. Like when phone rings during a live programme. Don't like having adds on the programme guide, would rather the whole screen was used for programme information.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Color

Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:331

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):15
Power consumption (typical):36

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:331

Management Features

Compass GUI: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

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

AV input:AV1/ AV2 , AV3
AV output:AV1 / AV2 (21 pin), Out (pin jack)
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.3 x 2.32
Disc types supported:DVD-RAM
Number of TV tuners:1
Optical disc recording:DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (VM)
Playback formats:DVD-Video/DivX/Video CD/SVCD/JPEG/DVD-VR/WMA
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240V, 50 Hz / AC 220-240V, 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
G-Link interface: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):15
Power consumption (typical):36

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):10.45
Max DVD recording time:6

Security

Child lock: Yes

Storage

HD-DVD playback: Yes
SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes

Video

Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.3
Height:2.32
Weight:8.16
Width:16.9