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Panasonic DMR-BWT800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT800. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and design.

usability, image quality

price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMR-BWT800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, while there are some negative reviews about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality

price, reliability, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-BWT800EB 500GB Blu-ray Disc Recorder with Twin Freeview + HD TunersPanasonic DMR-BWT800EB 500GB Blu-ray Disc Recorder with Twin Freeview + HD Tuners

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800 review

 

As expensive as it is ambitious, Freeview HD, 3D, Blu-ray, Skype and streaming are appealing

Sparkling images from all sources ; All-in-one appeal ; Archiving compression options

Freeview HD EPG ; HDD smaller than Sky and Virgin ; Fragmented user interface ; Remote control

A better option that the far cheaper DMR-BWT700, but still overly complicated compared to dedicated PVRs

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Diga DMR-BWT800 review

 

A/V racks filled with high-end equipment might look impressive, but they take up a lot of room, tend to be power-hungry and create a surprising amount of heat. If you want to simplify your home cinema setup, Panasonic's DMR-BWT800EB all-in-one system...

Packed with features, but we weren't keen on the user interface and it's expensive

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

Panasonic's latest Blu-ray/HDD recorder combi, packs in twin Freeview HD tuners, Skype and built-in Wi-Fi among its staggering array of features

Amazing range of features ; Superb picture quality from all sources ; Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG and disjointed menus ; Viera Cast content (no BBC iPlayer) ; Expensive

Composite, analogue stereo, optical digital and coaxial digital audio outputs are also provided, alongside an Ethernet port and a second USB port for the Skype communication camera. Usefully the deck is also fitted with two RGB-capable Scart sockets,...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800 review

 

Packed with features, but we weren't keen on the user interface and it's expensive

Unlike Samsung’s D8500M (see What's New, Shopper 282), the BWT800 has two separate TV tuners, so you can record two programs at once or record one while time-shifting live TV on the other. There’s a slight delay when activating time shift, but...

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

The Panasonic DMR-BWT800 is the most feature rich set-top box we have ever come across. It has twin Freeview HD tuners, a 500GB hard drive capable of recording up to 300 hours of content, connections for every major cable, including HDMI, optical and...

We love the Panasonic DMR-BWT800, but feel it has come out too soon and at a price that is prohibitively high, however, if you are looking for a future proof device and have throwaway cash, this is the best of the best in PVRs. Panasonic DMR-BWT800 is...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (smarthouse.com.au)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

The Panasonic DMR-BWT800 has been billed as the ultimate video recorder, with a Freeview receiver, PVR, 3D-ready Blu-ray player, network streamer, digital media library and videophone all wrapped up in a single box. But is it worth the price?

Amazing range of features; Superb picture quality from all sources; Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG and disjointed menus; Viera Cast content; Expensive

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jez Ford (avhub.com.au)

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Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

Quality. Capability. Pratical.

Are there really any ...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Andrew (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

Quality. Capability. Pratical

Are there really any

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Keith (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-BWT800

 

Easy to use,supplied with comprehensive instruction manual,with ability to copy onto blu ray disc.

Expensive

Mar, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray recorder

File formats

Audio formats supported:HE-AAC, MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:AVCHD, DIVX, H.264, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID

Media types

Disc types supported:16 September 2011
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 238 x 66
Portable: No
Remotely operated: Yes

Performance

BD-Live: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T, DVB-T2

Ports & interfaces

Audio output - analog:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):36

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500

Video

24p support: Yes
3D: Yes
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video recording: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.8
Height :6.6
Weight:3.2
Width:43