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Panasonic DMR-EX98

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX98. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and image quality. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the size and price.

usability, design, image quality, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-EX98 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX98 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the image quality. The design is also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the size and price.

usability, design, image quality

price, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMREX98 Freeview+ 250 GB HDD VHS/DVD Recorder includes SD Card Slot - BlackPanasonic DMREX98 Freeview+ 250 GB HDD VHS/DVD Recorder with SD Card Slot - Silver

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (

Panasonic DMR-EX98V review


Panasonic's DVD/HDD/VCR is the convergence king

Excellent AV performance ; Sensibly-featured digital recorder

VHS-only VCR ; No analogue tuner ; No infra-red control over STB

A well-featured machine that performs well and is only let down by some compatibility issues

Aug, 2008


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-EX98V DVD/HDD/VHS Recorder


Panasonic's DMR-EX98V isn't cheap, but it does a fine job of combining modern recording formats with VHS.

The DMR-EX98V is a really impressive piece of kit - flexible, convenient and surprisingly easy to use considering the vast amount of features on board. And in terms of picture quality the Panasonic is near flawless, whether it's live, recorded or on...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: A (

Panasonic DMR-EX98V


This is an excellent product and is the second one that I have purchased. Now operating 2 units in the house

None as I know of

Sep, 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
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:DVD + VHS
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: No
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


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD