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Panasonic DMR-EX88

Panasonic DMR-EX88
alaScore 82

71 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and price.

usability, image quality, size, design

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, image quality, price, size, design

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 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

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

Panasonic DMR-EX88 review


A sturdy performer that will do virtually everything you could ever want a DVD player, recorder and PVR to do. The DivX and XviD playback from disc or USB is a really nice addition that improves the machine over previous iterations

Picture and sound quality ; Huge number of useful features ; Fairly easy to use

Only one tuner ; Slightly too expensive ; LP and EP picture modes are pretty grim quality

There isn't much we'd suggest that beats this machine, purely because it does everything. There are better upscaling DVD players and more versatile Freeview recorders, but there isn't much that does it all. Ultimately, we think the Panasonic DMR-EX88...

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

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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: UK Guest (

Excellent but an opportunity missed Mr Panasonic.


It will help you to know that I also have a very similar DMR-E95H (the old flagship) which I have used a lot for the last 4 years....

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Brilliant, but flawed.


The Panasonic DMR-EX88EB-K is a step up from the previous model, with a larger hard drive and the ability to add CD albums, whose ...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



This new Panasonic DMR-EX88EB-K has one of the largest HDD I have ever seen to store TV and even Music. It comes in a sleek black ...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Absolutely excellent DVD recorder with hard drive


I own a Panasonic Viera TV so I am really into Panasonic now. My old DVD recorder with hard drive (JVC) purchased 4 years ago ble...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

DMR-EX88 - Outstanding Excellence


Well I have to say after two weeks of use I'm absolutely knocked out by the performance of the Panasonic DMR-EX88EB-K. The picture...

Jul, 2008

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