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user experience UK model

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04.02.2009

Advantages:
high picture quality, many DVD formats

Disadvantages:
loses settings on power outage / unplugging, toslink only digital audio

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Playback

Sound Level

Ease of Use

Range of Features

Value for Money

Ease of InstallationSimple

Remote ControlExcellent Quality

InstructionsQuite Helpful / Understandable

DurabilityExcellent

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The DMR ex78 (UK model) is easy to use but suffers for a major design defect, the settings are not stored so that if there is a power outage all settings are lost.

If dvb-t input is present, the box automatically regenerates its tuning settings, but any custom settings such as type of input, output signals are lost after a power outage.

The UK model has no "country" setting option on startup, the continental one does (and also has VHS DVB-T channels missing from the UK model which starts tuning at channel 21. Manual tuning is not possible unless there is a DVB-T signal.

Since the box will most commonly use the hard drive for recording and playback, you need to tell it to use the optical drive if you want to do simple things like playing a CD or DVD.

It is a pain to have to use optical fibre for digital audio. I find coax less demanding and any length of cable is easily available.Short Toslink cables can be easily obtained but long ones which I need are difficult and often thick and clumsy by comparison to coax.

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Manufacturer's product description

Panasonic has developed the DMR-EX78 with even higher image quality. Picture quality is better. DVB-T adaptive nois...

Power

Power Consumption Operational 35 Watt
Voltage Required AC 230V
Type Internal

Connections

Connector Type 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 PIN FireWire ) - front ¦ 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - front ¦ 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ 1 x component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 1 x SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear ¦ 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ¦ 1 x USB ( 4 PIN USB Type A ) - front

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