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Panasonic DMR-BWT800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and usability are overall positive. Many are critical 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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT800 from 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 Reviewers really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the design. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, image quality

price, reliability, size

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

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

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

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

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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 (

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

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Panasonic DMR-BWT800 review


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

We were quite impressed with the BWT800; it has every feature we would hope to see in a Blu-ray player, plus PVR functions and internet TV. Although recording 3D content isn’t quite as important as Panasonic would have you believe, the ability to...

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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

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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: Jez Ford (

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Consumer review by: Andrew (

Panasonic DMR-BWT800


Quality. Capability. Pratical

Are there really any

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Keith (

Panasonic DMR-BWT800


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


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (

Panasonic DMR-BWT800


This is a good machine! 1. Image quality for HD especially, is excellent. 2. Upscaling is very good, and even shows up on pre-recorded DVD made on another, different Panasonic HDD/DVD recorder. 3. Great recording facilities, eg series record with real...

This is a very very versatile machine, and the only one of this exact type on the market.... so in a way the complexity may put some off. NONE of the following should actually put you off though ; 1.If you are seriously impatient, then the following...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: Yes
Double Layer Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus