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Panasonic DMR-EX89E

Panasonic DMR-EX89E
alaScore 78

73 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX89E. 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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-EX89E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Ian Morris (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (

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

Product Specifications


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


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


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