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Panasonic DMR-BWT700

Panasonic DMR-BWT700
alaScore 90

185 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT700. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The image quality is also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the design and price.

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price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR-BWT700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Panasonic DMR-BWT700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated. Many are less positive about the price and usability, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, design, size

usability, price

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


Panasonic's Freeview HD-equipped Blu-ray/HDD recorder can't quite recreate the magic of its bigger brothers but still proves its worth as a top-drawer entertainment hub.

Lots of features, Superb picture quality from all sources, Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG, Disjointed menus, Viera Cast content

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


The Panasonic DMR-BWT700 Blu-ray recorder may be complicated but it's worth sticking with

A stack of functionality ; good picture quality from all sources (including recordings)

Thinks long and hard before doing anything ; not even remotely intuitive to use

For the patient and methodical, this is a brilliantly useful machine

Jul, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700 review


Panasonic's hard disk/Blu-ray recorders hark back to the day when video recording meant people could lend VHS tapes to friends and family, who'd missed an episode of Twin Peaks or the Christmas day broadcast of Back To The Future on BBC1.

Versatile Freeview PVR; 3D BD playback

Unimpressive with multimedia; dated-looking menus; complex operating system

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Denwood (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


Panasonic's latest brainy box has so many functions we're not quite sure what to call it. Back in the 1980s my Dad refused to buy a new TV, a VHS recorder, computer or any games systems, believing that there would soon be one device for the lounge that...

HD pics, archiving functions, 3D Blu-ray

No Wi-Fi, complicated, lacks BBC iPlayer, small HDD

Adept with all dimensions of Blu-ray and Freeview HD, and exceptionally kind to DVD, the BWT700 is a superb chunk of home cinema heaven, but its occasionally clumsy and complex user interface mars its extensive archiving and storage skills.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700


Panasonic is the only company with Blu-ray recorders on the market, making it the go-to brand for people who want to record HD TV content onto high-capacity Blu-ray platters. But, does the DMR-BWT700's 3D recording capability make it a good investment...

Lots of features; Superb picture quality from all sources; Extensive recording and editing functionality

Cluttered EPG; Disjointed menus; Viera Cast content

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Niall Magennis (

Panasonic DMR-BWT700 HDD and Blu-ray recorder combo


Review Panasonic has a reputation for building digital TV recorders that have impressive features, but are about as user friendly as an angry dominatrix. Maintaining at least one tradition here, the DMR-BWT700 certainly doesn't skimp on the feature...

Indeed, it’s a shame Panasonic hasn’t made made any significant changes to the user experience, including those godforsaken EPG ads. Given what you get on the company's tellies the internet services and digital media streaming support should be better...

Jun, 2011

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB


Sheer simplicity of use even for a non techie like me

Jun, 2012

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB


excellent viera connection to Panasonic tv.Great having two tuners. sharp quality video & sound.Good info layout for recordings etc. I love being able to record my music & camera pictures,videos on the unit Best buy I've ever made

No wi-fi conn.

Apr, 2012

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB


Excellent picture and sound quality.

Loading a disc. You have to press the open and close control on the machine. There is no way to open and close the loading tray using the remote control.

Mar, 2012

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Panasonic DMR-BWT700EB


Excellent picture quality.

May be ok as blu ray player recorder but does not do basic job as a pvr. Rewind live TV function doesn't work properly, miss out end of program you are watching before timer recording starts. My previous cheap PVR would use the buffer to record...

Mar, 2012

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