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Panasonic DMR-BW880

Panasonic DMR-BW880
alaScore 76

61 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BW880. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMR-BW880 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 61 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMR-BW880

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BW880 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-BW880EBK 500GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD TunersPanasonic DMR-BW880EBK 500GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD Tuners

Expert review by:

This Panasonic Blu-ray recorder adds features that the older DMR-BW850 didn't offer -- and it's cheaper

 

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 has almost every feature you could hope for in a media player. The 500GB hard drive can store plenty of compressed video recordings (which can also be copied to Blu-ray), its network support allows Internet features and media...

DLNA server capability, cheaper than DMR-BW850

Still expensive, could use more Internet features

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 Blu-ray recorder review

 

For DIY recording in HD, you can't beat a Blu-ray recorder

User friendly ; Versatile ; Quality BD-R recordings ; Remote control

Dated looking GUI ; Adverts within EPG ; No CI slot

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 Blu-ray recorder

 

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 is a Blu-ray disc recorder with a 500GB internal hard drive and twin high-definition digital television tuners. It builds upon...

DLNA server capability, cheaper than DMR-BW850

Still expensive, could use more Internet features

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 has almost every feature you could hope for in a media player. The 500GB hard drive can store plenty of compressed video recordings (which can also be copied to Blu-ray), its network support allows Internet features and media...

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Panasonic DMR-BW880

 

The BW880 has two Scart sockets, but we can't think why you'd want to use them

User friendly ; Versatile ; Quality BD-R recordings ; Remote control

Dated looking GUI ; Adverts within EPG ; No CI slot

Clearly, the DMR-BW880 won't be everyone's cup of tea, and it bears a price tag commensurate with its early adopter status. But if Blu-ray archive recording from Freeview HD is your bag, this is a highly accomplished machine that comfortably delivers...

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 review

 

A quick straw poll – hands up if you read the manual. Anyone? Bueller…? But with Panasonic's DMR-BW880, it isn't so much desirable as essential that you take the time to digest the instructional blurb – all 124 pages of it. That's because, as hugely...

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 review

 

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 is a Blu-ray disc recorder with a 500GB internal hard drive and twin high-definition digital television tuners. It builds upon the older Panasonic DMR-BW850, adding DLNA media sharing over a home network, but we would have liked...

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 has almost every feature you could hope for in a media player. The 500GB hard drive can store plenty of compressed video recordings (which can also be copied to Blu-ray), its network support allows internet features and media...

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 review

 

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 is a superb piece of kit. If you want a Freeview HD recorder with ample storage capacity, and the ability to play and record to Blu-ray discs, then we can't think of a machine more worthy of your attention. Just try and get it...

Plenty of storage capacity ; Fantastic Blu-ray player ; Easy to use ; Stylish ; Network-sharing capability

You'll have to sell a major organ to pay for it

Conclusion The Panasonic DMR-BW880 is excellent, but very expensive. If you can pick one up for cheap, we'd recommend buying it. If you can't, you might like to wait a while before purchasing one, to see if the price drops at all. If you do decide to...

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Panasonic DMR-BW880 review: PS3 beater?

 

For gamers, a PS3 and a cheaper Freeview HD PVR is a better solution

Has twin Freeview HD tuners and a huge hard drive

Costs three times as much as a PS3

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-BW880

 

Picture quality is excellent

operating instructions are difficult to follow, could be made simpler

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T MPEG2(HD)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HDTV: Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: Yes
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: Yes
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