Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB 500GB PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

126 customer reviews

+ This digital TV recorder scores very high on recording quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£155 – £204 at 8 retailers out of 412 retailers checked

8.1 out of 10 based on 126 reviews.
Also known as: Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB 500GB HDD, Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB 500GB HDR See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Patrick, Bolton

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None
Bad points:
Unreliable. Needs constant retuning. Rubbish.
Overall rating 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2016

Dennis, LEEDS

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
It's so easy to use even if you're not technically minded and being able to record two programs at once whilst watching the TV is very handy.
Being able to record full series of programs is another blessing and there's plenty more other features that I don't use yet are handy for users.
I haven't got a photo.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2015

Graham,

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Remote too complicated. Just wanted something basic for my mother but could not find anything on the market like her old box.
Overall rating 2.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2016

David,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
All
Bad points:
No mute button
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2016

Susan, Liverpool

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy set-up for recording and playback.
Bad points:
Had to purchase a TP-Link set-up to obtain internet connection and with the exception of looking at BBC I player have not explored this any further yet. But so far as I know I don't seem to have ITVplayer - 4 on demand etc?
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2016

William, dunfermline

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Ticks all the boxes has everything you could need
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jan 2016

Paul, Uttoxeter Honest and truthful

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install and use
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2016

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Connections USB
Connections Ethernet
Connections HDMI
Connections SD Card
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Width in mm 30.0
Height in mm 5.2
Depth in mm 17.9
Weight (kg) 1.2

Also known as: Panasonic DMR-HWT130EB, Panasonic DMRHWT130EBK 500GB, Panasonic DMR-HWT130 Smart 500GB, Panasonic DMR HWT130EB

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Panasonic DMR-HWT130 puts HD TV and apps all in one place. Recording is made easy with the user-friendly programme guide, while twin Freeview HD tuners help you to avoid annoying timetable clashes. Thanks to DLNA, it’s also possible to stream media straight from devices on your home network.

Key benefits:
Because the recorder is equipped with two HD digital tuners, two different TV programmes can be recorded simultaneously.

By registering at new Panasonic Remote Recording Service, you can navigate and search on the EPG and set timer-recording of TV programme using a smartphone or tablet. Using this service while watching TV, you can set a different programme for recording without interrupting the one you’re watching.

With up to 129 hours of HD recording there’s space for dozens of episodes and movies.

Faster operation and start-up times. The EPG displays, Direct Navigator appears, and the tray opens quickly after pressing the button. This is the fastest DIGA operation ever.

The DMR-HWT130 is equipped with DLNA so recorded programmes and AVCHD and JPEG data archived on the 500GB HDD can be enjoyed in a separate room. FLAC, WMV, AVCHD, JPEG, and MP3s can also be played from a computer.


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