Panasonic DMR-XW380 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

16 customer reviews

This DVD recorder is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lots of features that I could not find elsewhere on one machine.
Bad points:
Can be a bit slow starting up.
Overall rating 9.0
Features 10.0
Size 10.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage capacity 7.0
Recording quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
In spite of being complex it is easy to use.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Features 10.0
Size 10.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage capacity 10.0
Recording quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent recording quality
Bad points:
Cannot record directly to DVD
Overall rating 9.0
Features 9.0
Size 8.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Storage capacity 9.0
Recording quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2011

Michael, Shrewsbury Retired, like simplicity

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ordinary recording and playback is easy to do. With 2 tuners and hard drives you can record 2 programmes at once or playback one programme while you record another - the handbook does not tell you this!

It links with my Panasonic TV and this allows some interaction from the TV's remote control.

Image quality is as good as the live TV programme.
Bad points:
None for the machine itself. But the handbook is often almost incomprehensible. It appears to be written by a non-native English speaker who does not know the subtle differences between the language of description and direction. Secondly, it contains no over-view of what the machine can do. Instead it just lists the sequences of operations to do different things. Thirdly, it can handle all sorts of things I know nothing about, nor want to. Altogether too complicated to remember how to use these other aspects.
Overall rating 8.0
Features 8.0
Size 7.0
Appearance/Style 7.0
Storage capacity 8.0
Recording quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2011

Ian, Retired Chartered Engineer.

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This is a quality machine, well built and producing very good results.
Bad points:
The handbook is rubbish and in places incomplete.
Initially I was bugged with Parental control kicking in on it's own accord and of course it asked me for a password that I hadn't loaded.
It turned out that my machine had 0000 in that store and when I inputed that it asked me to choose my own one.
The instructions given in the handbook to change this again, if so desired,lead you nowhere.
I was given instructions from Panasonic for the simultanious pressing of buttons and so on.
Overall rating 8.0
Features 8.0
Size 8.0
Appearance/Style 8.0
Storage capacity 10.0
Recording quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2011

Eric, Oakham Old but sensible

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Eae of operation. I had read that 'adverts' were a nuisance during EPG programming, but there are no adverts on my model
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Features 9.0
Size 9.0
Appearance/Style 8.0
Storage capacity 9.0
Recording quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2011

Jonathan, Hull

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use after initial setup
Good recording and picture quality
Bad points:
Slow to start up from eco standby mode
Instruction book long and difficult to follow
Overall rating 9.0
Features 9.0
Size 9.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Storage capacity 10.0
Recording quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Feb 2011

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Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 250.0
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD audio
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats Super Audio CD
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-RAM
Recording format MP3
Recording format DVD-RW
Upscaling Yes
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
Connections Firewire
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Weight (g) 3300
Release date 2010-05-06

Also known as: PANASONIC DMRXW380

 
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