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Panasonic DMR-HW100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Panasonic DMR-HW100. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and size get critical views.

usability, image quality, price, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-HW100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-HW100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and size.

usability, price, image quality, design

size, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-HW100EBK 320GB Hard Disc Recorder with Twin and HD TunersPanasonic DMR-HW100EBK 320GB Hard Disc Recorder with Twin and HD Tuners

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Karen (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

EASY TO USE. EVEN MY 83 YEAR OLD NEARLY BLIND MOTHER CAN USE ONE I GOT FOR HER.

TOO EASY TO FILL UP THE 32 PROGRAMME SETTINGS ALLOWED.HAVE TO KEEP CANCELLING SERIES ETC. I HAVE SOON FILLED UP THE 320GB MEMORY AND HAVE TO KEEP WATCHING SO I CAN RECORD SOMETHING ELSE!! THINKING OF GETTING ANOTHER FOR UPSTAIRS THEN WE HAVE HIS AND HERS!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Stewart (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

Very easy to set-up. I plugged everything in and started to read the set-up instructions - the box had already set itself up without me! Easy to use.

The remote doesn't change the volume on my TV but that is maybe becasue i havent set it up properly. Not easy to figure out how to fix this and I have to use my TV remote for volume and the box remote for everything else.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Denis (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

Very easy to list programmes already recorded, far better than changing discs, or searching vhs tape. Very easy to list programmes to record from the Guide screen

I would prefer the play button to be between the rather than below them, as is more common on other remote controls, but otherwise, there does not appear to be anything else which I would wish to change.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Savvas (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

Picture and sound quality grate. Reliable haven't missed a single recording. Definitely recommend it.

Navigation menus bit difficult but you are getting to know your way around very quickly.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Tezz (comet.co.uk)

Fantastic Machine.

 

Top quality picture and sound in both HD and SD, very easy to set up and use, lovely remote control, very quiet in use, and a excellent EPG. A 5 star product. Well done Panasonic.

picture quality., sound quality., ease of use., great epg

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: g1ne (comet.co.uk)

Joke of a machine

 

After having numerous problems with other PVR's, I thought i'd give this one a try.

it gives you freeview hd channels

series link fails, recording fails, not wi-fi, no real on-demand service

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: C (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

You only need a few buttons to cover most of the functionality

Loads of buttons on the controller, most of which you'll never use

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Sachin (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

Easy to use, simple interface and a stylish look. The picture quality is very good and the recording system is implemented well.

Sometimes slow reaction time when pausing and rewinding live tv. No scart as well for tvs without hdmi.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: extechy (comet.co.uk)

New software update does have BBC iplayer now

 

Further to my earlier review, Panasonsic have now introduced BBC iplayer to their Vierra Cast selection- this is brilliant! I can now view it in HD through this unit. This unit now deserves a 5 star rating from me.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Robert (reevoo.com)

Panasonic DMR-HW100

 

easy to use

no disc player

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD
Audio output channels:5.1

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: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 238 x 59
Portable: No

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

BD-Live: No
TV tuner type:DVB-T, DVB-T2

Ports & interfaces

Audio output - analog:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):17

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320

Video

24p support: Yes
3D: Yes
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.8
Height :5.9
Weight:2.2
Width:43