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Panasonic-dmr-bw880.32962085
6.6 out of 10

Panasonic DMR-BW880

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Overall 6
6.0

BEWARE of the dreaded DRM

Mr. John Manning, Amazon
19 July 2014
  • Summary: Picture and sound quality are excellent, but the machine is slow to boot up and shut down. The programme guide works well, but is not as intuitive as some others (e.g Sky+). Recording to the HDD from 2 HD channels simultaneously is possible, transferring recordings to DVD-R or BD-R requires a little thought for the best results.
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Overall 10
10

Blu-ray Recorder

Xerxes, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: It is reasonably simple and quick to use and is still working well. Of special note is the semi-automatic update of all digital stations (both television and wireless).
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Overall 10
10

Excellent image quality - best recorder ever owned.

Cougar, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: Excellent picture quality (freeview HD) looks like the original source and freeview SD looks good upscalled. Very good at upscalling DVDs and Bluray is amazing sharp images. HD space is sufficient (500GB) as the pure digital mode is very efficient. If Panasonic update the software id argue the earlier models are as good as or better because they also have RGB input and in my opinion look cosmetically better, although i guess this is personal taste.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

dgmenz, Cnet.co.uk
3 July 2011
  • Summary: I have owned a Pioneer DVD recorder for 6 years and it worked brilliantly. They I decided to join the HD world since freeview became HD. I thought I should get the BR version of this recoder and I did. The machine is fairly complicated and not intuitive to operate. The main problem with it is that it is tooooooo sloooooooooooooooooooow to operate. It takes almost 25 sec to turn on and let you use the remote to do anything.
  • Pros: EPG recording
  • Cons: very slow machine
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Overall 10
10

Excellent HD hard drive & Blu-Ray recorder

Alan_Somerset "Alan_Somerset", Amazon
31 May 2011
  • Summary: I have now got 2 of these machines, I bought one back in September so I could have HD upstairs and when my old analogue DVD recorder started playing up I thought I would buy another. The tuner is excellent and gives good HD quality pictures (although only 4 channels at the moment). I am not too concerned with the adverts when looking at the programme schedule; that is a minor inconvenience and if you have a big enough TV screen it should be no problem.
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User Review

ossie1st, Cnet.co.uk
20 May 2011
  • Summary: I'm 79 and unable to read diminished type in pastel colours on most web-sites. Im also partly deaf and manage to watch TV by being only about 18 inches from the screen. So far, I've managed to make one recording in the BW889 . Now how do I burn it? Some directions please? Is there a users manual for the elderly?
  • Pros: It promises heaps
  • Cons: I don't understand it
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Overall 10
10

Panasonic DMR-BW880EBK 500GB HDD

rojcrad, Amazon
17 March 2011
  • Summary: Superb piece of kit - easy to use & the Freeview HD picture quality is superb - better than Sky HD in my opinion. I would have liked a playlist option, but you can't have everything.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very pleased

S. "sassyparella", Amazon
14 March 2011
  • Summary: I finally sold my Sky HD box and opted for this. I was annoyed that in order to tape onto my Sky box I had to have a subscription hence the reason for my purchase of the DMR-BW880. I have no regrets as I got this at a very discounted price from Amazon (I was lucky to spot a brief price drop).
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Overall 10
10

All I hoped for

Briggy, Amazon
16 February 2011
  • Summary: I find it difficult to fault this product because, although it's expensive, it does all it claims to do very well indeed. The weaknesses of my previous HDD recorder (Sony)are now well sorted ie. fan noise, slow response from the remote control, inaccurate programme timing and unreliable TV guide. Picture quality is superb and operation is very intuitive. As with others, my only slight complaint is the existence of adverts on the TV guide.
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Overall 8
8.0

I love it but.....

B. KELLY "eclectic chick", Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought this less than two weeks ago and until today loved everything about it. Simplicity itself to set up and use. First time I evere paused live TV. Even the ads on the EPG were nothing. I had upgraded from a Panasonic DVD recorder so many functions and layout were familiar. The only reason I was not giving full marks was because it only plays region 2 discs and my DVD recorder was multiregion.
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