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Panasonic DMR-BWT850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT850. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The image quality is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR-BWT850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850 review


Blessed with a wealth of features, this Blu-ray recorder is an impressive box of tricks...

It does everything


Panasonic’s Blu-ray recorder is an impressive, but expensive, box of tricks

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Barry (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


Being able to record two programs at the same time. Picture quality excellent, able to copy to DVD.

It wont play VCDs, have had to convert all my VCDs to DVD.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Beverley (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


Very easy to set up and use. I can transfer all my photos from my phone to the hard drive for viewing and then can also copy them to a dvd. I like the way series recordings are all grouped together so they are easy to find.

Can't find anything I don't like about it so much better than our old one.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: gloryer (

dual recording


I was excited to think that I can record 2 programmes at the same time BUT when I went to set up some recordings from the TV guide it then says that the programmes overlapped so I am a bit confused and I dont see where in the instructions are rectifies...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Brian (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


no editing or copying facility if make you own videos

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Peter (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


Good quality picture, not sure about the sound as that depends on the TV itself.

It is a different "Menu" system to setting up recordings, so takes a bit of head scratching to move from day - day, then channel selection / the programme you wish to record. I think previous models were much simpler and faster.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Fredmand (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


This product has a difficult editing process inferior to other makes ie Sony. Has no outstanding good points.


Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Wr54 (

First class recorder


Have had no problems with recorder easy to operateand service excellent.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Bugbuster (

Excellent product.


Not much to say, except that I am delighted with this latest Panasonic Bluray recorder.I already have the earlier model, and this one has several improvements. Easy to set up and use, picture quality excellent, timer recording is fine, contrary to...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Martyn (

Panasonic DMR-BWT850


A comprehensive PVR, with Blue Ray and DVD recording functionality. Media App to remotely set program recordings or watch from phone/tablet. Upscaling of DVD appears better than original. Good for archiving onto Blue Ray/DVD. Large Hard Drive.

I believe I'm right in assuming playback of recordings can only be viewed on Panasonic machine.

Apr, 2017

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