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Panasonic DMR-EX87

Panasonic DMR-EX87
alaScore 81

57 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX87. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX87 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX87 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EX87 - 250gb Hard Drive DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - BlackPanasonic DMR-EX87 - 250gb Hard Drive DVD Recorder - With 1080P Up-Conversion & Freeview - Black

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic DMR-EX87 review


With such a rich history, Panasonic will take some beating

Format compatibility ; Picture quality ; Good EPG ; Loads of features

No DVD Audio compatibility

A great performer across the board, and well worth the reasonably high asking price

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EX87 review


Panasonic's DMR-EX87 has a single digital TV tuner, so anyone without digital TV reception should steer well clear.

Dec, 2007

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

Panasonic DMR-EX87


The DMR-EX87 is a complete home entertainment solution. On one hand its a superb digital video recorder, with recording options including a 250GB hard disk that can store up to 400 hours of video, a multi-format compatible DVD recorder, and a SD...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EX87


The latest HDD/DVD recorder combi to roll off the Panasonic production line is the gorgeous DMR-EX87. It has a 250GB hard drive, can record onto any type of blank DVD, and delivers fantastic results at whatever it turns its hand to

Great HD quality, Amazing standard def pictures, Excellent editing tools

Only 2-channel DVD-Audio

A superb combi player, and one that excels in all areas

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: T.C (

Not so good


Was working fine until I decided to copy a movie from the HDD to a DVD in high speed mode. It stopped half way through and then the DVD light came on and now it won't read a DVD to play or copy. Just get a no read message and a lot of noise. Out of...

Easy to use while working

Dosn't allow you to do what it was advertised to do.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: lukeh (



Panasonic have always built nice recorders,they led the way in VHS. It would be nice if you could upgrade to a bigger hard drive or add an external one.A USB input would of been good as well.

Very nice model.The digital tuner changes channels fast,something you don't really think about when in the the electronic tv program which you can use to set the timer record.Editing is easy when you want to put something of the HD onto a DVD.

If you record onto the hard drive in SP mode you will fill it up a lot quicker than LP.If you have set the timer and turn it off sometimes when i get up through the night i can hear that the machine has turned itself on and the front says "program".If...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Armin (



All in all its a great unit however you have to watch the power consumption on stand by mode as this can chew up a lot of power just by displaying the time for you, luckily enough it has a eco mode where you can switch the unit almost totally off and...

Its great to be able to record TV shows and even burn them to a disc. It has many features and works very well. We went for this one as we bought a Panasonic Plasma.

The power consumption on stand by mode is 17 watts an hour and that can add up to a great deal of money every quarter. Just keeping it on standby every hour of the day for 90 days costs $65 that's a great deal of money for something that isn't even...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX87


Hard drive dvd recording is the only wat to go and this product lives up to it's promise

None at the moment

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX87


Looks sleek and of high quality. So far it's worked perfectly and instructions are clear and fairly simple.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Pegwell (

Panasonic DMR-EX87


reliable and simple operation

'chunky' menu selections - some not obvious even with handbook assistance. Handbook could have been more end user friendly. Still NO disc eject facility from remote control. Hard drive NOT protected from accidental total erasure - particularly when in...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications


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


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:443

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):36

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:443

Other Features

Digital TV tuner:DVB-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 2.32 x 13
Disc types supported:DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Number of TV tuners:1
Playback formats:JPEG, MPEG4 / JPEG; MPEG2
Power Requirements:220 - 240 (V)
Recording format:MPEG2

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
Video in:Y


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):36

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP, SP, LP, EP


Child lock: Yes


SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions