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Panasonic TUCTH100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Panasonic TUCTH100. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The design is also appreciated. The finish and price get less positive opinions. Reviews are divided on the usability.

reliability, design, image quality

price, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Panasonic TUCTH100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic TUCTH100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic TUCTH100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the reliability, whereas many are negative about the price. Comments are divided on the usability.



67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Dave Carter (

Panasonic TUCTH100


Panasonic is probably the most recognizable of the manufacturers here, and with their excellent reputation for midrange gear, our hopes were high. The TUCTH100 is solidly and attractively built, holding the design of a conventional DVD player with a...

Slick design; sophiticated EPG

Very loud fan even in standby; software problems; no record from standby

Mar, 2006

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Freeview PVR


We all know some software and even devices get released before they are finished but our test of the Panasonic Freeview PVR showed a few more bugs than normal.

Apr, 2005

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Great product at a good price. Great as a VCR replacement.

Price (now around 160). Ease of use. So far reliable, with decent build quality.

Only 80GB HDD.

Sep, 2006

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Not as bad as people make out


This Panasonic TUCTH100 is quite a nice little set top box. The price has dramitically fallen (probably due to the bad press!) I b...

Jan, 2006

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Buggy software : disappointingly shoddy for Pansonic


I would give this Panasonic TUCTH100 set top box 4 stars if some quality control had been applied to the software that runs this p...

Jan, 2006

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Panasonic web site offers no info on these problems. Customer service tried to tell me that my aerial was not good enough, but I told them that I had just spent 200 on a new installation. Another engineer rang back and admitted the software was faulty....

picture quality, 80gb hard drive

recordings are not guaranteed to happen. epg recording selection will miss start and end of programmes if transmission not to exact scheduled times. You must alter the start and finish times through the timer menu. Often programmes do not record or...

Nov, 2005

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Treat with extreme caution. SONY may be expensive but the quality is so much better!

Both units I had suffered from some hardware / software / firmware problem that made recording hit and miss. When left on the unit would clearly start recording but afterwards fail to register the recording. When left on standby it would often...

Oct, 2005

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