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Panasonic DMR-EX88

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The image quality and usability also get good views. Views are divided on the design. There are some critical comments about the price.

usability, image quality, reliability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX88 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price and reliability.

usability, image quality, size, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMR-EX88EB-K - 400GB HDD - DVD Recorder with Freeview

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Panasonic DMR-EX88 review


A feature-rich performer that's simple to use

Good features and picture quality ; Ease of use

Expensive ; No WMA ; Dull design

It’s hard to imagine how Panasonic’s rivals can compete with such a multi-talented and easy to use digital combi

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-EX88 DVD/HDD Recorder


Panasonic continues to impress with its Freeview recorders, with this DVD/HDD combo unit matching its peers.

If you're looking for a recorder that combines the versatility of an HDD/DVD combi with the simplicity of Sky+ then you won't go far wrong with the DMR-EX88. It's packed with features, delivers superb picture quality and although it's more expensive...

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


With a massive 400GB hard drive, the Panasonic DMR-EX88 can record a whopping 712 hours – that's nearly 30 days – of telly!

Stupendous hard-disk space means hours of excellent recordings ; complete spec ; very easy to use ; terrific picture and sound quality

Only that Panasonic' ; s cheaper DMR-EX78 is very nearly as good

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


The 400GB hard-disk holds up to 712 hours of TV but if you want to record onto DVD (or copy programmes from the hard-disk) then the unit accepts any format you throw at it, including dual-layer DVD-R and DVD+R discs.

Loads of features, ease of use, recording quality

No WMA playback, can't transfer DivX to HDD

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


Lots of features

Lots of features means lots of set f set up and the manual isn't the easiest to understand

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


Ease of use, picture quality, price


Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Barry (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


It does actually record, once you realise tat pressing the button markee "Record" doesn't actually operate the "Record" function

The picture quality varies from unimpressive to poor, and is further reduced playing back a recording. No better than my 15-year-old CRT video combi. When you record you find that you only have one choice of what to watch – the program you are...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


A massive 400 GB hard drive to store all my old VIDEOS

None to speak yet

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: steve (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


Size of hard drive. The USB socket, and ability to play most file types

Not as easy to use as some reviews led me to believe

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: gary (

Panasonic DMR-EX88


quality recordings great design easy to use best i have owned by a mile does what it says

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
UPnP: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD