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Panasonic DMR-EX89E

Panasonic DMR-EX89E
alaScore 77

81 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX89E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-EX89E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = 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 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

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

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-EX89 review


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

This recorder will do a fine job, but we don't see a jump in quality or performance compared to the last generation

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Easy to use

Advertising on screen wastes space

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Stan (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Good sound and picture.

Set-up book does not tell how to alighn with the new Virgin V+ box and so will not record from the TV or V+ box. So we are using the as a DVD player only. Complete wast of money.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Phil (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Easy to use, good sound and picture quality.

Only one tuner, does not support HD broadcasts.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Several record options and large capacity.

Indirect signals are not as clear as direct signals (eg deteriorisation of image clarity of freesat signal played through the EX89).

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Overall this Panasonic DVD recorder is a very good gadget.

The mini DV plugin is too hidden

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


has done everything i have wanted to do and more

not found one yet

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Richard (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


it is early days so not all functions have been used but recording tv, playing and recording camcorder film it has been very good.

Only tried once so not a good guide but recording from hdd to dvd didn't give as good a quality has I hoped. When played the picture was a little wavey but the sound was fine. The handbook isn't as easy to follow as it might be but this is often the...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Sue (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


Easy to set up, HUGE hard drive, Simple design, Simple to use, Good value

Can't think of any

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-EX89


For myself, almost exactly what I wanted. Very happy with it.

For my wife particularly, selection of device - DVD/Hard disk/SD) confusing. For myself, not confusing but not easy to see the display and would prefer to see a display on screen on changing over rather than on starting play/record.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:400

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):34

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM, WMA
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Programming period:1

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.3 x 2.32
Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Number of TV tuners:1
Optical disc recording:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
Power Requirements:AC 230V (50 Hz)

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):34


Child lock: Yes


Compatible memory cards:SDHC
Loader type:Tray

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Disc loading type:Tray


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Recording modes:EP, LP, SP, XP
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions