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Panasonic DMR-BWT800

Panasonic DMR-BWT800
alaScore 78

23 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 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

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

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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

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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


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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,...

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Panasonic DMR-BWT800 hands-on test


The Panasonic DMR-BWT800 Blu-ray recorder shows promise, even if its 3D recording capability is rather redundant. It will probably be too expensive for most normal people, though.

Records and plays Blu-rays ; 3D recording could be cool in the future ; Stylish

Likely to be very expensive ; There's not much 3D content to record

The Panasonic DMR-BWT800 looks like a cracking device, but it's hamstrung by the fact that there's not much 3D content to record. It's still a capable Blu-ray player and Freeview HD recorder, though, so there's not all that much to worry about -- apart...

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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

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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...

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Panasonic DMR-BWT500 and DMR-BWT800 Blu-ray disc players pvr review


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Thank you for searching out the review of the Panasonic DMR-PWT500 and DMR-BWT800 Blu-ray disc players and PVRs, originally published in Sound+Image's November 2011 magazine.

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Panasonic DMR-BWT800


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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