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Panasonic DMR-EX88

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The reliability and image quality also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-EX88 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX88 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on People are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed opinions on the price and reliability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2018

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

It’s hard to imagine how Panasonic’s rivals can compete with such a multi-talented and easy to use digital combi

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-EX88 review


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

Not cheap, but not overly expensive either, given its capabilities. This is a fantastic DVD recorder for those chasing the very best

Oct, 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

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

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Dec, 2009

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Easy to install and use

The on screen programme guide is not well laid out

Sep, 2009

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Multi functional. Good design. Works well with Panasonic HD tv.

Slow to start up. Instruction manual and remote a little confusing to begin with - takes patience.

Aug, 2009

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REcords superbly from both TV and videeo eqipment. Easy to edit. Simple to catalogue films on hard disk.

Manual is rather complicated especially with regard to cable TV set up. But so far everything quite manageable with a little bit of patience

Aug, 2009

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Sound quality, style and convenience

Limited with Viera link

Aug, 2009

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Ease of use, picture quality, price.

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:400
Maximum HDD recording time:712

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):36

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:400
Maximum HDD recording time:712

Management Features

Compass GUI: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 2.32 x 12.8
Playback formats:DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R (DL), DVD + RW, DVD + R, JPEG, MP3, DivX, SVCD, Video CD, Audio CD, CD-R/RW
Power Requirements:220 - 240 V
Recording format:MPEG-2, DD 2.0, LPCM 2.0
Video out:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):36

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):14.3


Child lock: Yes


Compatible memory cards:SDHC

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Plug and Play: Yes
Slide show: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions