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Panasonic DMR-EX77

Panasonic DMR-EX77
alaScore 85

168 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and value for money. The image quality and usability also get good ratings. Opinions are divided on the design.

usability, image quality, value for money, reliability

We analysed 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review


We previously reviewed the DMR-EX87, an HDD/DVD recorder with a mighty 250GB capacity. Clearly, not everyone needs such a large hard disk, and its for these users that Panasonic has come up with this 160GB version, which costs a good £150 less

Recording and layback quality ; Exhaustive list of features

No WMA, DVD-A or series recording feature

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Stuff magazine


If your TV's demanding a DVD recorder with a hard-drive you could do far worse than Panny's latest 160GB model

Cheaper than Sony's market leaders, the EX77 provides the most performance per pound in DVD recorder town

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Panasonic DMR-EX77 review


A simple but very useful DVD and Freeview PVR that offers great upscaling performance for DVDs and has plenty of space to record TV programmes from Freeview

Ability to record to both DVD and hard disk ; Picture quality

Menu system ; Only one Freeview tuner ; No HDMI cable included

We are slightly disappointed by the single tuner and the lack of support for MPEG-4 files such as DivX and XviD, but these are relatively minor issues. All in all, it's an excellent all-rounder



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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...

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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

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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

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMR-EX77


alaTest has collected and analysed 169 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX77 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, image quality, value for money, design

88% 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 - BlackPanasonic Genuine Remote Control N2QAYB000127, fits models: DMR-EX768EB-K, DMR-EX768EB-S, DMR-EX77EB-K, DMR-EX77EB-S, DMR-EX78EB-K, DMR-EX87EB-K, DMR-

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5* Even for the £300 i paid


This is quite simply one of the best available and at that price astonishing. Very easy to use with a fantastic upscaled pic with DVD's using HDMI and the Video thumbnails of recorded items is superb. Freeview pic with HDMI also is superb. Even on Long...

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Excellent Recorder


Had this a couple of days and although have not tried everything.I am very pleased so far.Only have it connected to my portable TV...

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Slow and confusing


It's a cliché I know, but this device confuses the hell out of me. At least in the old days there was only one type of recording medium and one tuner. This box has three recording mediums, SD, HDD and DVD-R. Then there's the guesswork about whether you...

Product Specifications

Panasonic's DMR-EX77 offers 1080p image quality in both recording and playback, easy operation, and improved networking capabilities. This model comes equipped with the HDMI terminal, which allows easy, single-cable connection to compatible equipment. It also offers Panasonic's proprietary VIERA Link functions for linked operation of other AV devices, and these functions are now even more convenient. It is now possible to control a DIGA recorder, when connected to a Panasonic VIERA TV, using VIERA's remote control unit. This provides convenient control over frequently used functions by using only VIERA's remote. By pressing the VIERA Link button on the remote, a DIGA menu screen can be accessed directly from the VIERA Link menu screen, to make recording settings or play a DVD. DMR-EX77 also offers improved image quality with 1080p technology. By combining intelligent i/p Conversion and 1080p Up-Conversion technologies, DIGA's 1080p technology renders high-resolution 1080p images from DVD movies and TV broadcasts. Also they are equipped with a digital tuner that achieves stable signal reception even under poor signal conditions, such as when signals are reflected by surrounding buildings. The tuner also prevents the generation of block noise. This optimizes the high image and sound quality of digital broadcasts. A host of other attractive features also enhance the DIGA recorder.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disc drive

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:DVB-T
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic DIGA

MD System

Type: None

Radio System

Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None