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Panasonic DMRXW 300 EFK

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Panasonic DMRXW 300 EFK. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic DMRXW 300 EFK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Panasonic DMR-XW300


Top quality HDD/DVD recorder and digital TV tuner

Twin HD tuners, easy to use, plenty of HDD space, great DVD up-scaling

Pricey, fuzziness during DVD playback, complicated remote

The DMR-XW300 is a highly functional digital video recorder, with few downsides apart from imperfect DVD playback and a high price tag. If you’re looking for incredible flexibility in a single unit, you can’t go wrong here.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Panasonic DMR-XW300 Review - DVD Recorders


panasonic dmr-xw300 review: The Panasonic DMR-XW300 is a very versatile DVD recorder which includes dual-HD recording and excellent DVD playback.

Dual HD tuners, Seven-day EPG, Great recordings, Excellent DVD replay, Minimal quality loss from HD to DVD

Can't watch TV while recording HDD to DVD, Some functions not intuitive

The Panasonic DMR-XW300 is a very versatile DVD recorder which includes dual-HD recording and excellent DVD playback.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (

Panasonic DMR-XW300


With the market saturated with DVD recorders, companies must step up and offer something good to catch the eye of the consumer. Panasonic's latest DVD recorder, the XW-300, allows a user to record two programmes at the same time (thanks to its twin HD...

Twin HD Tuner; EPG built-in; Easy-to-use; Good recording quality; Can store videos, audio, and photos; A good device to convert analogue footage to digital

Remote is not user-friendly; Cannot use the unit when burning from HDD to DVD

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Adam Turner (

Panasonic DMR-XW300, unlike TiVo it records to disc


If you don't care about recording to disc, you'd be better off with a TiVo. If you're looking for an all-rounder to tide you over until Blu-ray prices fall, Panasonic's DMR-XW300 has a lot to offer.

Sep, 2008

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


Not Happy. Epected to replace my alalogue dvd recorder set-top box and twin tuner pvr. Going back to the shop for refund.

Good Brand... but

Complicated to use ; Unable to set timer to record two shows at once. (second recording has to be manually started - and at highest quality) ; Weekly/daily shows that are set to record are automatically recorded over

Feb, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


Great piece of work. What a relief to purchase a PVR that works instead of rolling over in a week and crapping itself ( Paying attention Topfield !!!!!. that piece of inert tinfoil you were trying to push on consumers, the 100 pvr thing is an absolute...

It works.!!!!! Picture is fantastic, no blocking. Has extended play option so your 250 gig harddrive will streach out into infinity. Jam pact full of optional goodies. Easy to use. Be patient read the manual and it will all fit into place. Some people...

Why nit pick. Bloody good piece of circutry.

Feb, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


Has anyone tried playing DivX straigth off a USB stick with the DMR-XW300? I would love to know as I am thinking of buying one

Jan, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


My machine is now a little over a week old. I recorded Rage on ABC on the weekend. I set the recorder for 11pm-6am. when I was watching it, about 1 hour into the recording the audio and video went out of sync. the visual was lagging about 1 or 2...

Major sync problem between audio and video. Panasonic were of no help when I called them and in my opinion this model has a defect.

Jan, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


I recorded a rock concert from TV onto my HDD and trimmed it then added chapters at the beginning of each song. I found to my surprise that I couldn't name the chapters and was also surprised when I copied the concert to DVD-RW, all the chapters...

You can add chapters

You can't seem to name the chapters which then disappear when you burn to DVD.

Jan, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-XW300


I bought this unit a few days ago and must say it is like luxary compared to my "2 VCRs and set top box" setup that I've been using for past few years to tape 2 shows at the same time. By buying this I've had 4 remote controls dissolve into 1 which is...

beats using 2 VCRs and 2 set top boxes any day.

my TV is 4:3 and there does not seem to be a way of setting the default aspect to 'pan & scan'. it still puts it in an envelope and when I use the option button and change the aspect that way, it removes the envelope until you change channel and then...

Jan, 2009