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Panasonic DMR-HW220

Panasonic DMR-HW220
alaScore 93

341 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Panasonic DMR-HW220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 341 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220 review

 

The Panasonic DMR-HW220 is more than just a Freeview HD PVR. You can also use it for Catch-Up, file playback or movie streaming

Outstanding image quality ; Generous 1TB hard drive ; Lots of ‘net TV services

Bulky old-skool design ; Button-festooned remote ; Limited file support on LAN

The Panasonic DMR-HW220 is both a high-performance Freeview HD recorder and a polished internet TV streamer. Timeshift from the terrestrial HD channels and recordings prickle with detail, and subtle gradations. Pop online to Panasonic’s VIERA Connect...

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Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220 set top box

 

Panasonic's first PVR is impressively easy to use

Fast operation ; Accessible interface ; Plenty of hard drive space

VIERA Connect is inferior to Samsung and LG

The DMR-HW220 is the first dedicated set-top box from Panasonic, and it handles basic set-top box duties very well. Its Internet features are reasonable, but more useful is its capacious hard drive and smooth and simple operation.

Expert review by:

DMR-HW220

 

The DMR-HW220 is the first dedicated set-top box from Panasonic, and it handles basic set-top box duties very well. Its Internet features are reasonable, but more useful is its capacious hard drive and smooth and simple operation.

Fast operation Accessible interface Plenty of hard drive space

VIERA Connect is inferior to Samsung and LG

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Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220 review

 

This business-like box is as much about the Panasonic Smart Viera ecosystem as it is about time-shifting X-Factor – and that's a good thing. For those wanting a connected TV experience without having to trade in their older TV, it's a great solution.

1TB hard drive; Smart Viera online content portal; multimedia file playback; surround sound support ; Lows: You can’t take the box online if it's recording; cluttered remote; UI a little slow; SD iteration of YouTube ; Performance: 4.5/5

You can’t take the box online if it's recording; cluttered remote; UI a little slow; SD iteration of YouTube

Recommended!

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220

 

Superb 1TB Freeview PVR with smart features galore.

Impressive picture quality ; Revamped EPG ; Large hard-disk with external HDD back-up

Can’t play MKV over network ; Uninspiring design ; Some menus need a revamp ; Viera Connect not up to standard of rivals

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220

 

Panasonic's DMR-HW220 is a hard disc recorder with DLNA functionality and the ability to record two digital broadcasts at the same time using integrated twin HD tuners. It features an electronic programme guide with picture in picture, and Viera...

Let’s face it - you’ll be spending more time staring at the television than at the Panasonic DMR-HW220. But if your eyes do wander, rest assured, the Panasonic DMR-HW220 is beautifully designed. Its smooth black casing is well built, and will look...

With not a lot to complain about once could argue that other such services offer more in the way of Smart TV features and apps, and you’re likely to find a similar device for a cheaper price, so look around

Panasonic DMR-HW220 is an ace bit of kit packed with all the necessary features and more. If you’re looking for a hard disc recorder with lots of space, DLNA skills and built-in Wi-Fi, the Panasonic DMR-HW220 gets the thumbs up.

Expert review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220

 

Panasonic's DMR-HW220 is a hard disc recorder with DLNA functionality and the ability to record two digital broadcasts at the same time using integrated twin HD tuners. It features an electronic programme guide with picture in picture, and Viera...

Panasonic DMR-HW220 is an ace bit of kit packed with all the necessary features and more. If you’re looking for a hard disc recorder with lots of space, DLNA skills and built-in Wi-Fi, the Panasonic DMR-HW220 gets the thumbs up. Panasonic DMR-HW220 is...

Consumer review by:

Panasonic DMR-HW220 set top box

 

Just a question, pls. Is this unit Freeview?

sounds great

Frreeview or not

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: Yes
Built-In Modem: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Show View: No
Twin Tuner: Yes
USB Recording: Yes
Web Browser: Yes

Connectivity

DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Decoding Systems

Free-to-Air: Yes

General Features

Analogue Satellite Receiver: No
Category:Receiver
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2:DVB-T2
Reception Standard:Digital
Table / Portable:Table
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