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Panasonic DMR-BW780

Panasonic DMR-BW780
alaScore 82

121 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BW780. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-BW780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BW780 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMR-BW780EBK 250GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD TunersPanasonic DMR-BW780EBK 250GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD Tuners

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


Panasonic shows that Freeview+ HD inside a Blu-ray/HDD recorder is a winning formula.

The DMR-BW780 comes very close to our idea of the perfect recorder – a twin-tuner Freeview HD deck with Blu-ray recording and playback, backed up by a simply staggering array of other features. In terms of picture quality, ease of use and functionality...

May, 2010

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Panasonic DMR-BW780 review


This slimline beauty can not only play DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but also records them. Thanks to DVB-T2 technology, HD and SD digital TV programmes alike can be captured by the 250GB HDD. There are two such tuners, and so you can record two different...

An in-built DLNA media server enables you to share standard-def video, JPEG photos, and some types of HD content with compatible devices, including many flatscreen TVs. Thanks to networking, the world of BD-Live content is open to you (with an SD card...

Although there’s a CD-ripping jukebox on board, the media server won’t stream any of the music you’ve stored to compatible devices. And even after the relevant DR-mode bitstreams are converted to another mode that would be compatible with most devices,...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BW780 Freeview HD Blu-ray recorder


Last year Panasonic brought the first Blu-ray recorders with built-in Freesat HD tuners to the UK market, and it's beaten everyone to the punch again in 2010 with the equivalent Freeview HD models. The DMR-BW780 allows you to pick up razor-sharp HD...

Extensive feature set, picture quality, operating system, twin tuners

EPG, price, copy protection

The DMR-BW780 is not only an amazing recorder, offering loads of features and superb pictures from Freeview and Blu-ray, but it’s also a terrific digital media hub.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


It doesn't stop there either. There are both Firewire and composite video inputs so that you can watch your camcorder movies on your TV, and an SD memory card slot and USB port for watching photo slideshows. There's also an Ethernet port allowing it to...

It's got it all - Freeview HD recording, Blu-ray playback and recording, surround sound, home media server and internet connectivity

Very expensive, unintuitive remote control, and adverts on the EPG(!)

Jul, 2010

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


Product capabilities, connectivity, ease of use, sleek design, integration with Panasonic TV (but see below)

1. Does not seem to fully integrate wth Panasonic TV - still need two remote control units. 2. Can be slow to operate - takes the unit a while to warm up before you can watch TV - you need to swithc on a couple of mins befor a programme starts. 3....

May, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


Looks good, easy to use, my previous dvd recorder was Panasonic and the instructions for use are similar. Only had it for a short time so can only comment on basic record and playback, havn't recorded onto disc yet but from past experience Panasonic...

Case is a bit plastic and the layout of TV guide and recorded programes not so easy on the eye as my older machine but maybe there is a choice of layout.

May, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


Great recorder but you need a degree in science to get to know how to work it . I really think the manual is designed to bafffle you ,when you know how its really quite easy . Lots of cursing and what the f have I gone and bought here going on until...

The manual could be esier to follow I am not familiar with most of the terms and phrases used .

Apr, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


Good quality HD pictures Easy to program Blu-ray disks hold huge amount

Can't join 2 titles into single title Can't edit out adverts from DR recording seamlessly 250 GB hard disk is rather small for price paid

Mar, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


So many functions, Powerful yet versatile, Slim design, Excellent HD & Blu-Ray picture quality, Superb recording quality, Good remote control

Slightly slow interface, Complex to use, Basic Freeview EPG, Freeview SD pictures can be a tad soft

Mar, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BW780


its got a plug, think thats all the good points

very hard to tune in hd channels . still not got them , but my hd tv had on problems finding them . plus it takes forever to load a blu-ray disc ( the hulk took over a min to load). not as good as i thought and still waiting for my free discs almost...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Recorder

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):34 / 35

File formats

Audio formats supported:HE-AAC, MP3 / MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, H.264, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID / DIVX, M-JPEG, MPEG2
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,H.264,MKV,MPEG2,MPEG4,XVID / DIVX,M-JPEG,MPEG2

Media Types

Disc types supported:1 x MXM 3.0 / BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.37 x 2.32
Portable: No
Power Requirements:220-240 V
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


BD-Live: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T, DVB-T2

Ports & interfaces

Audio output - analog:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):34 / 35


Built-in hard drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Video recording: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes

Weight & Dimensions