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Panasonic DMR-XW450

Panasonic DMR-XW450
alaScore 82

4 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-XW450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic DMR-XW450 DVD recorder


The Panasonic DMR-XW450 is a YouTube-enabled DVD recorder with two tuners for recording HD-TV to a DVD or the 500GB built-in hard drive.

YouTube and Google Picasa connectivity, 500GB hard drive, good DVD upscaler, HDMI 1.3

Expensive, remote control is not suited to playing DVDs, limited movie playback from SD cards, cannot transfer movies from hard drive to SD or USB

The Panasonic DMR-XW450 is a very good DVD recorder with a 500GB hard drive as well as YouTube and Google Picasa connectivity, but it's slightly overpriced. Despite a wide array of ports, recorded TV content cannot be transferred to USB sticks or SD...

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Panasonic DMR-XW450


Panasonic's upmarket DVD recorder has oodles of functionality, but it's hidden behind a somewhat obtuse remote control.

YouTube viewing ; Easy to back-up recordings ; DivX/Xvid compatibility ; HDMI ; Good upscaling ; Twin HD tuners ; Free EPG

Can't multifunction tasks ; Somewhat expensive ; No live rewind ; Complicated remote hides some features

The DMR-XW450 is a highly capable PVR, but at the same time Panasonic isn't exactly shy about charging a fair bit for it. This, combined with its innate complexity, makes it a tough recommendation to those who want a simple AV life. There is a lot on...

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Panasonic DMR-XW450


I love this PVR. I had a Pioneer before this one and thought nothing would ever come close, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Panasonic. Yes, it is expensive, but if you are a TV fanatic like me, once you buy one, you will wonder how you ever...

Twin HD tuners, easy EPG & timer record (names programs for you)

Can't record direct to DVD, only copies from HDD

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Panasonic DMR-XW450


Well I have to say when I first was looking into this system (DMR-XW450) I was a little hesitant with all the mixed reviews around, Well I am in the second week with it now, and I have to say I am VERY IMPRESSED like any new toy there is a learning...

Drive Size, EPG, Connections, Lots of features

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