Panasonic DMR-EX773 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

135 customer reviews

This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 135 reviews.
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Helen, Salford Film lover

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
looks good and the picture quality is fine
Bad points:
- but it's so badly let down by the appalling programme guide which, as others have commented, has adverts taking up a third of the screen. The result is being able to see about 2 hours worth of about 5 channels. My previous Sharp showed double the time frame and about 12/13 channels at one time.

Once it starts recording it also stops you setting up any further recordings.

The initial "warm up" takes me back to waiting for very old fashioned valve tvs to start to display a picture.

I have several other Panasonic products and have always regarded them as excellent - but I'm almost inlcined to say that this model is not fit for purpose.

I bought it to replace my Sharp HDD only recorder which had failed; I then found that the extended warranty was still valid so I'm going to be getting another Sharp and consigning this one to when I want to play DVDs or record more than 1 programme at a time.

About the most disapppointing purchase I've made in a very long time.
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

ron, broxbourne Film lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very easy to set up and very easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2012

Stuart, Huddersfield Technophile

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good manual. Easy to set up timer recordings.
Bad points:
When playing CDs the unit does not display track information - you have to have the TV on.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2012

Chris, Uckfield Bought for aged parents.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This was bought for aged parents. Good Quality Picture and Sound. Once understood they have been able to follow operating procedure without too much problem, see below. Records well and parents pleased with overall product.
Bad points:
Operating manual too involved. They nearly sent the recorder back when they tried to read it.Had to write an easy read guide in large print for my parents to turn on and off and basic selection of item that they wanted to record. Also easy read guide to delete items. Thats all they wanted to do. Also my easy read guide is great help when they ring up to say its gone wrong and I can take them back to start again using the guide. Otherwise all OK.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2012

John, Leicestershire

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Does what it says. This is a replacement machine as a virtually identical just stopped working.
Bad points:
Previous one just stopped working.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2012

William, Ruislip Technophobe

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Divide is on one folder
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Feb 2012

Malcolm, Film lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy set up ,easy to record to HDD. All round excellent product.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2012

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD-RAM
Audio technology Dolby Digital
Upscaling Yes
Upscaling No
Connections HDMI
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Type of memory card SD
Weight (g) 3500
Release date 2010-04-12

Also known as: Panasonic TX-P50X20B, Panasonic DMREX773

 

Manufacturer's Description

DIGA DVD Recorder with 160GB HDD & Freeview+

By interpolating video data using proprietary algorithms, SD format data is up-converted to 1080 × 1920p HD format video data. This conversion to HD format increases the richness of the original data by approximately six fold, and produces the highest possible image quality when viewing content on a large-screen HDTV.

Enjoy watching crisper and sharper video enabled by detailed reproduction of content on DVD and Hard disk drive. Colour reproduction that is faithful to the original picture, produces colourful in details

Auto Preset Down Load Connect a DIGA DVD recorder to your VIERA TV via an HDMI cable, and the TV channel setting information is automatically downloaded to the DIGA recorder. Direct TV Rec. If you want to record the program you’re watching, you can start immediately by pressing the VIERA Link button on the VIERA remote control and selecting “Direct TV Rec.” on the VIERA Link menu screen. Pause Live TV Pause Live TV lets you freeze TV programmes just like pausing a DVD, by selecting “Pause Live TV” on the VIERA Link Menu.

Data from music CDs and USB devices can be easily transferred to DIGA’s hard disk drive. It also supports the ID3Tag information that is embedded in music data. The DIGA is like a jukebox filled with your favourite music.

Enjoy watching memorable photos (JPEG 1080×1920 pixels) recorded on to various medias (HDD, CD-R/-RW, DVD-R/-RW, USB) in a slideshow with your favourite music.

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