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Panasonic DMR-EX89E

Panasonic DMR-EX89E
alaScore 80

73 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The value for money and usability are also appreciated.

image quality, usability, value for money, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX89E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 64 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX89E from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

image quality, usability, value for money, design, reliability

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-EX89EB-K Freeview+ 400GB HDD DVD RecorderPanasonic DMR-EX89EB-K Freeview+ 400GB HDD DVD Recorder

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Panasonic DMR-EX89 review


The Panasonic DMR-EX89 is a sturdy machine that's a pleasure to use. It's expensive, though, and only offers a single Freeview tuner. That said, if you're happy to splash out for it, we doubt you'll be disappointed

DVD recorder adds virtually unlimited storage capacity ; Appealing styling ; Decent picture and sound quality

Pricey ; Lack of second Freeview tuner

Conclusion We love the way Panasonic's DMR-EX range works and looks. We're much less crazy about the prices, though, and the DMR-EX89's price tag is the most outrageous of all, given that it only adds an SD card reader and a larger hard drive to the...

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Panasonic DMR-EX89


If you're after this sort of one-box solution, the Panasonic is a good option, but for the cash we'd like to see better functionality

400GB hard disk drive ; good tuner and faithful recordings ; 1080p upscaled DVD looks solid ; Gracenote database on-board

DVD images should be punchier and sharper ; operation could be smoother


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