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alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of PANASONIC DMR-HW100EBK. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good views. There are some critical views about the reliability and size.

usability, image quality, price, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the PANASONIC DMR-HW100EBK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of PANASONIC DMR-HW100EBK from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The price and usability also get good views, whereas the reliability and size get less positive opinions.

usability, price, image quality, design

size, reliability

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-HW100EBK 320GB Hard Disc Recorder with Twin and HD TunersPanasonic DMR-HW100EBK 320GB HDD TV Recorder with Twin Freeview HD Tuners (Old model)PANASONIC DMRHW100 Original Remote Control

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Tezz (

Fantastic Machine.


Top quality picture and sound in both HD and SD, very easy to set up and use, lovely remote control, very quiet in use, and a excellent EPG. A 5 star product. Well done Panasonic.

picture quality., sound quality., ease of use., great epg

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: g1ne (

Joke of a machine


After having numerous problems with other PVR's, I thought i'd give this one a try.

it gives you freeview hd channels

series link fails, recording fails, not wi-fi, no real on-demand service

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: extechy (

New software update does have BBC iplayer now


Further to my earlier review, Panasonsic have now introduced BBC iplayer to their Vierra Cast selection- this is brilliant! I can now view it in HD through this unit. This unit now deserves a 5 star rating from me.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Panauser (



Brilliant, i paid £180 including delivery, it's for my folks (in there 70's) and it was replacing an old VHS they had. They've had it a month now and i have to say it's been great. It's linked to a Pana 37 LED TV via HDMI. You can record 2 channels at...

ease of use image quality

could start up a little faster

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: griffin (



I bought a PANASONIC DMR-HW100EBK from Comet just before Christmas along with a Panasonic TXP42S30B TV and a Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player. My previous experience of PVR's was limited to a Humax 9200T which had froze so many times it had wiped the hard...

picture quality, completely silent

remote control issues, over complicated, poor programme storing and retreival

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: extechy (

Quality HDD recorder, with no BBC iplayer feature


I bought this recorder so my Panasonic HD ready TV could receive the HD Freeview service, also to have access to a range of internet services such as iPlayer.

hd freeview, easy to use

poor internet service

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Route66uk (



Excellent machine .. nothing much more to say; does what it says on the box!

Dec, 2011