Panasonic DMR-HWT230EB - 1TB PVR reviews: HDR with HDMI

40 customer reviews

This digital TV recorder is a good all rounder.

£1537 at 1 retailer out of 424 retailers checked

8.5 out of 10 based on 40 reviews.
Also known as: Panasonic DMR-HWT230EB - 1TB HDD, Panasonic DMR-HWT230EB - 1TB HDR See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Harriet, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Although the control buttons on the remote are essentially the same as a similar product I bought a few years ago, the on-screen display is more user friendly than previously.
Bad points:
Paid for a wifi machine, rather than non wifi - for me probably not worth the extra money as BBC i-player the only thing I'm likely to use and with 1TB of recorder storage that's not really necessary. Could use Skype, but would need to buy another attachment for it so might as well continue to use laptop for Skype.
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Oct 2013

Christine, Grateley Wri nkly

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to understand and use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2015

Andrew, Melton Mowbray

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I had no problems setting the unit up.
The unit easy to use ie to record and playback. I like the fact that it comes with an instuction manual.
The unit has a power saving function, so when switching on, it take a little time to start up, also they is no clock display on front, need to reset power saving function to get it to display
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2015

Glynis, Reading Technically challenged

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reliable, has not had any glitches yet. Easy to use basic functions.
Bad points:
Can record 2 programs at a time but then can not watch a previously recorded program at the same time.
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2013

William, Doncaster Elderly but technical

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Far too complex for most people and instruction booklet diabolical.
Somebody needs to ask how and what most people use the recorder for and the write a short clear illutrated booflet.
Overall rating 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2013

Mike, London Likes well designed items

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
- Does everything you expect it would do (eg records, plays, HD, EPG, slow motion, etc).
- EPG text is very clear.
- Boots up quickly from standby.
Bad points:
- Picture quality is ok but not exceptional.
- EPG is a bit sluggish to navigate around.
- Setting recordings is not a fast process.
- Not the most simple recorder I have used.

Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2015

Alexander, Saltcoats

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Very easy setup, especially the regional options. Menus are easy to navigate.
Bad points:
Can't watch Netflix and record freeview programme at the same time. Pause has a major delay issue. Netflix and I player take an age to start.
Overall rating 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Nov 2014

Product Features

Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Connections HDMI
Connections DLNA
Connections USB
Connections Ethernet
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1024

Manufacturer's Description

The Panasonic DMR-HWT230 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.

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.

Send a recorded programme or live broadcast to your Android Tablet or iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch wirelessly, then watch the content wherever you like in your home.

With up to 260 hours of HD recording there’s space for a whole selection 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-HWT230 is equipped with DLNA so recorded programmes and AVCHD and JPEG data archived on the 1TB 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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