Panasonic DMR-EX769 DVD/HDD Freeview PVR - Interface Shots

By Danny Phillips



Our Score:


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Performance 9
  • Value 8
  • Features 8
  • Design 7


April 19, 2009, 5:57 am

I see that the Countdown screenshot is identical to the one featured in the Panasonic Panasonic DMR-EX79 review. Also a few of the other EPG screenshots also seem to be identical.

Can I assume from this that the EPG on the Panasonic DMR-EX769 is identical to the one on its more expensive cousin, and that taking new screenshots wasn't necessary?


April 20, 2009, 1:16 am

less than sum of its parts as always with panasonic. Sony although now a shadow of its former self at least maintains a balance between features and practicality. The reviewer mentions samsung and lg as examples of epg interfaces done right, they just the same as this but with a garish mask. For real elegance intuitiveness you should look at the loewe products and admittedly pay a bit extra

Alan Unwin

June 20, 2009, 1:22 pm

I notice that the specs page suggests that this item can view divx but according to the manual this is not the case and I cannot view and dvd's in divx that I have on my system.


August 30, 2009, 4:22 pm

Suddenly in need of an inexpensive but reliable & simple to operate DVD recorder I was encouraged by your review of the DMR-EX768 to search for that model locally. I soon discovered that very popular model had recently been replaced by the EX769, which is virtually no different, except for the higher price asked at present. Comparing the specifications on the Panasonic website, the only differences I noticed were a slightly reduced electricity consumption during standby and a thinner case.

At a Panasonic store this was confirmed, and I was told frankly that the old model (they no longer stocked) was "replaced" simply because the price asked elsewhere for the EX768 had fallen well below the original list price! So much for competition!

Even now it is still available on line at a relatively cheap price, though already it has all but disappeared from local stores.

I would have thought that your review of the DMR-EX769 should have pointed out how little difference there was between the two models!

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