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Panasonic DMR-BWT700

Panasonic DMR-BWT700
alaScore 88

121 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT700. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the design. The image quality is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the size and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-BWT700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design. The image quality is also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and reliability, while comments are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, design

reliability, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB 320GB Blu-ray Disc Recorder with Twin Freeview + HD TunersPANASONIC DMR-BWT700EB Original Remote ControlPanasonic DMR-BWT800 , DMR-BWT700 Remote Control

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


Sparkling HD pictures make this this Freeview HD, 3D-compatible Blu-ray playing Skype box a treat

Sparkling images from all sources ; All-in-one appeal ; Extensive archiving options

Freeview HD EPG ; 320GB HDD too small ; Fragmented user interface ; No iPhone app

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


Panasonic's latest brainy box has so many functions we're not quite sure what to call it. Back in the 1980s my Dad refused to buy a new TV, a VHS recorder, computer or any games systems, believing that there would soon be one device for the lounge that...

HD pics, archiving functions, 3D Blu-ray

No Wi-Fi, complicated, lacks BBC iPlayer, small HDD

Adept with all dimensions of Blu-ray and Freeview HD, and exceptionally kind to DVD, the BWT700 is a superb chunk of home cinema heaven, but its occasionally clumsy and complex user interface mars its extensive archiving and storage skills

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


Panasonic's hard disk/Blu-ray recorders hark back to the day when video recording meant people could lend VHS tapes to friends and family, who'd missed an episode of Twin Peaks or the Christmas day broadcast of Back To The Future on BBC1.

Versatile Freeview PVR; 3D BD playback

Unimpressive with multimedia; dated-looking menus; complex operating system

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


A stack of functionality, good picture quality from all sources (including recordings)

Thinks long and hard before doing anything, not even remotely intuitive to use

For the patient and methodical, this is a brilliantly useful machine

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


Panasonic's Freeview HD-equipped Blu-ray/HDD recorder can't quite recreate the magic of its bigger brothers but still proves its worth as a top-drawer entertainment hub.

Lots of features, Superb picture quality from all sources, Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG, Disjointed menus, Viera Cast content

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


The Panasonic DMR-BWT700 is the most sophisticated Blu-ray recorder we've seen so far, combining fine 2D and 3D Blu-ray performance with versatile recording options. It's not particularly intuitive, though.

Fine Blu-ray playback ; Supports 1080p 3D ; Viera Cast online portal includes Skype

Complicated to use ; Limited file support when streaming from a network-attached storage drive ; 320GB hard drive is slightly stingy

The Panasonic DMR-BWT700 overflows with functionality. But this sophistication is paired with a displeasing level of complexity. You will definitely have to refer to the manual.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


Panasonic is the only company with Blu-ray recorders on the market, making it the go-to brand for people who want to record HD TV content onto high-capacity Blu-ray platters. But, does the DMR-BWT700's 3D recording capability make it a good investment...

Lots of features; Superb picture quality from all sources; Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG; Disjointed menus; Viera Cast content

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 HDD and Blu-ray recorder combo


Review Panasonic has a reputation for building digital TV recorders that have impressive features, but are about as user friendly as an angry dominatrix. Maintaining at least one tradition here, the DMR-BWT700 certainly doesn't skimp on the feature...

Indeed, it’s a shame Panasonic hasn’t made made any significant changes to the user experience, including those godforsaken EPG ads. Given what you get on the company's tellies the internet services and digital media streaming support should be better...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: JT (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB 3D Blu-ray Player


Fully featured does most everything you could ask of a BluRay 3D DDV,, PVR recorder, the interface can be a little difficult working out what does what, but you soon start to find your way around.

Excellent picture quality in 2d and 3d, full of features

Internet apps - why only BBCi player, lets have ITV, Chan 4, 5 etc

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Graham (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB


excellent viera connection to Panasonic tv.Great having two tuners ; sharp quality video & sound.Good info layout for recordings etc ; I love being able to record my music & camera pictures,videos on the unit ; Best buy I've ever made

No wi-fi conn

Product Specifications


BD Live:No / 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): No


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB Interface:No / Yes
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 / Yes
DVD Audio Playback:No / 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:Audio/Video / No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


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


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder / DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus / True HD