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Panasonic DMR-EX98

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX98. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

usability, image quality, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-EX98 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-EX98

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-EX98 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality. The design also gets good comments, but many are critical about the size and price.

usability, design, image quality

price, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 includes SD Card Slot - Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (techradar.com)

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

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

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: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

Easy to use, instructions clear and easy to follow. " Gaffered " by two silver surfers from set up to operation.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: william (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

when playing a recording it doesnt show how long to go till the recording will end.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: fred (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

Does all it claims and is a good product

VCR recording playback is okay but could be much better

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

Fairly easy to use, considering all the functionality.

Display of the TV Guide not brilliant. To use all the functions requires time and patience, although basic use of DVD, HDD and VHS pretty straightforward.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

Ease of operation

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Christine (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

I've an older Panansonic VHS/DVD and bought the newer version becuase I loved the older version so much. The new model, with improved features, was bought for the main room. The older VHS/DVD is still working well in another room and hasn't let me...

None that I've found and I bought it because the older version had no bad points that I could find.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: A (reevoo.com)

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.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: lindsay (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-EX98V

 

large hard drive, good quality recordings

none as yet

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
MP3 sample rates:48

Color

Color of product:Black / Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:441
Supported file systems:FAT12

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):40

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:441
Supported file systems:FAT12

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13.8 x 3.31
Disc types supported:CD, DVD, DVD-RAM
Number of TV tuners:1
Optical disc recording:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL,DVD-RW
Playback formats:DVD-Video, DivX, Video CD, SVCD, Hi-Fi, SQPB
Power Requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG2
Video out:576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):40

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):14.2
Max DVD recording time:10.45

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
SmartCard slot: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:13.9