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Panasonic DMR PWT500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Panasonic DMR PWT500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while there are some negative comments about the reliability and size.

usability, image quality

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMR PWT500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic DMR PWT500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Remote Control for DMR-PWT500 N2QAYB000615 UK

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500 review


You might think that a Blu-ray player with a Freeview HD recorder shoehorned into its case would suffer from clicks and thrums, or that co-habitation would add unflattering pounds.

Compact; excellent Blu-ray pictures, good Freeview HD recording

Limited file support across a LAN; limited UK portal content; daft 3D picture processing; small HDD

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500 PVR and Blu-ray player


Panasonic DMR-PWT500GL review: an all-in-one 3D PVR and Blu-ray player

BD, DVD, TV, 3D in one device ; Built-in Wifi ; 2D to 3D conversion

The convenience is expensive ; No VIERA Connect video-on-demand service ; Limited functionality while recording

The Panasonic DMR-PWT500GL represents a convenient all-in-one product for consolidating your media consumption -- it can handle Blu-rays, DVDs, digital TV and 3D content. It's not perfect though -- there's no way to get your recordings off for...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


Get Freeview HD and 3D Blu-ray in one go with Panasonic's impressive combi recorder.

Lots of features ; Flexible recording and editing functionality ; Outstanding Blu-ray and hi-def Freeview picture quality

Poor EPG ; Comparatively limited web content ; Noisy SD pictures

However, there is an Ethernet port and a second USB port specifically designated for Panasonic’s TY-CC10W communication camera, which is required if you want to use Skype video calling – one of this unit’s most alluring features.

Dec, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-PWT500


A Freeview HD PVR which also has a Blu-ray player built-in

Impressive picture and sound ; record two channels at once ; network and internet access

No BBC iPlayer ; some have bigger hard disks ; separates perform marginally better

Expert review by: Steve May (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500 3D BD Freeview HD DVR


Review In the Twilight Zone between Blu-ray players and DVRs you'll find Panasonic's DMR-PWT500 that boasts a combination disc spinner and digital TV timeshifter. Space-saving convenience is main USP of this hybrid, so if you want one box that can do...

Net connected 3D Blu-ray player with a Freeview+ HD DVR to boot.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Garry (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


Good editing facilities. Excellent image quality. Built in Blu-ray player a bonus at cost of stand alone PVR

Constant advert in EPG extremely irritating

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: William (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


Very easy to set up, had no problems whatsoever. A very good unit. Cant give it top marks as there is no HDMI included in the package

No HDMI cable. But i anticipated that and bought 2 online which only cost half the amount charged for one at the store

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


Ease of use

Strange positioning of tray eject button

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: andrew (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


it was easy to set up.the picture is good quality

nothing at the moment

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Michael (

Panasonic DMR-PWT500


Easy to set up and easy to use

No HDMI cable in the box

Feb, 2012