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Panasonic DMR-BW780

Panasonic DMR-BW780
alaScore 82

103 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 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

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (

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 - Pocket-lint


An amazing Freeview HD recorder bursting at the seams with features, but it's far too expensive to appeal to HD newcomers

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: 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

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

Consumer review by: Harry (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


Well made, good appearance

1. On/Off switch is on top of the unit. Would be better on the front ; 2. DVD open/shut button should be above the DVD tray and not on the opposite side ; 3. Remote control should have a open/close button for the DVD tray

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


Can record programs up to 30 days ahead - most PVRs seem to be just seven days ; Manual recording of programs is easy, and in 15 AND 1-minute steps, The manual is wrong - says 15 minutes only

Very clunky and slow to use. Every time you finish using it and switch the TV off it turns the PVR to standby by its Viera link. The manual says you can disable it but mine doesn't seem to work. It then takes ages to go to standby while you have to...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


It is a FREEVIEW Box with a DVD recorder for FREEVIEW chanels ONLY

It is a FREEVIEW Box with a DVD recorder for FREEVIEW chanels ONLY ; This IS NOT an Independant DVD Recorder - it is a Glorified FREEVIEW Box with an incorporated and LIMITED dvd rECORDER

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


Easy to use great picture great sound does exactly what it says on the tin

TV guide has big advert that makes viewing screen small

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Terence (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


Pricey but it does everything I wanted in one package. Very impressed with the Freeview HD

Could do with an eject control on the remote. Expensive but has no competition for its facilities

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic DMR-BW780


The Panasonic Bluray recorder is one of very few affordable high definition recorders available in the U.K ; My-experience with Panasonic equipment has lead me to believe that their products are nearly always technically advanced, and comparable with...

The only annoying point with the machine is that it does not make recordings directly to DVD; all recordings have to be "mastered" on HDD and then copied to DVD

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: 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
USB Recording: No


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