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Panasonic DMR-HW100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 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. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability and size.

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-HW100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

usability, price, image quality, design

size, reliability

88% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Tezz (

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 (

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: extechy (

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: Panauser (



Brilliant, i paid £180 including delivery, it's for my folks (in there 70's) and it was replacing an old VHS they had. They've had it a month now and i have to say it's been great. It's linked to a Pana 37 LED TV via HDMI. You can record 2 channels at...

ease of use image quality

could start up a little faster

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: griffin (



I bought a PANASONIC DMR-HW100EBK from Comet just before Christmas along with a Panasonic TXP42S30B TV and a Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player. My previous experience of PVR's was limited to a Humax 9200T which had froze so many times it had wiped the hard...

picture quality, completely silent

remote control issues, over complicated, poor programme storing and retreival

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: extechy (

Quality HDD recorder, with no BBC iplayer feature


I bought this recorder so my Panasonic HD ready TV could receive the HD Freeview service, also to have access to a range of internet services such as iPlayer.

hd freeview, easy to use

poor internet service

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Route66uk (



Excellent machine .. nothing much more to say; does what it says on the box!

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


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


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

Other features

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

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


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
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


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


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


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.9