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Panasonic DMR-BW780

Panasonic DMR-BW780
alaScore 82

80 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews from magazines and websites.

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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(Based on 80 reviews)

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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,...

Expert review by:

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(!)

Consumer review by:

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

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: Yes
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: Yes


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder