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Panasonic DMR-EX97

Panasonic DMR-EX97
alaScore 91

228 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX97. 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-EX97 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


The DMR-EX97 is a Freeview hard disk recorder with DVD-recording functionality, which allows you to archive TV recordings and AVCHD files onto disc. It's aimed at those who like to make backup discs of their treasured programmes and hi-def camcorder...

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Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Leonard (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


Very easy to set up and use

Emmerdale records dark probably me need to use a different mode ??

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Terry (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


very easy to use

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: HUGHES (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


Good picture and sound,

Setup a bit too complicated,as I bought this to replace a sudden failed freeview box,I was disappointed there was no scart socket as the temporary television I was using did not have HDMI sockets,so will have to wait for new television as well,two...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Margaret (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


purchased to be able to record on to dvd and works perfectly .

bit pricey.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Sheila (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


nice size - fits on my shelf perfectly. Good picture quality. Recording is easy.

Slight problem initially working out how to record to DVD, but now have this sorted out.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


good recordings

not easy on clock display.even after technical help from yourselves

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


I can't get much HD on our Freeview so I use SD - so 100's of hours of recording time. It's 135 hours of HD but we get about 400 hours of SD Records two programs at once Easy to use menus. Pick a program, press OK and it records up to a week ahead or...

I have to switch my TV to HD to get the recorder via a menu. When I do so it goes to the channel of the program I'm recording at the time, even if it was on another channel before. This is irritating

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Lee (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


DVD copy speed is quick

Can't record from an external source

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Brian (

Panasonic DMR-EX97


ease of use great design


Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:500
HDD recording: Yes
Maximum HDD recording time:860

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):30

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, MKV, MPEG2, XVID
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MKV,MPEG2,XVID

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:Y
Hard Drive Capacity:500
HDD recording:Y
Maximum HDD recording time:860


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):30


Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of tuners:1


Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-S, DVB-S2
Full HD: No
Personal Video Recorder (PVR) included: Yes
Signal source:Cable
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions