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Panasonic DMR-EX88

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the price.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-EX88

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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....

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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 ...

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THE NEW GENERATION OF HDD/DVD RECORDERS.

 

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: 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

Playback

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

Recording

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

Sound

Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD
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