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Panasonic-dmr-bw880.32962085
6.7 out of 10

Panasonic DMR-BW880

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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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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 1
1.0

User Review

MajorDisappointment, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: This box is a disaster! Stay away from it. It does nothing in HD decently except playback of BD titles. Way too expensive for DVD recorder and BD player. Everything else in HD failed for me. I was fooled by reading on forums how great picture it records and plays. Now I see (as one reply above) that guys who are happy with DVD quality praise the substandard quality of HD that this box handles. Much worse is that there are many "reviewers" who never saw the box.
  • Pros: BD Playback
  • Cons: HD compression, tuner resolution, Sony AVCHD incompatibility, Substandard quality of HD!
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Overall 1
1.0

User Review

MajorDisappointment, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: This box is a disaster! Stay away from it. It does nothing in HD decently except playback of BD titles. Way too expensive for DVD recorder and BD player. Everything else in HD failed for me. I was fooled by reading on forums how great picture it records and plays. Now I see (as one reply above) that guys who are happy with DVD quality praise the substandard quality of HD that this box handles. Much worse is that there are many "reviewers" who never saw the box.
  • Pros: BD Playback
  • Cons: HD compression, tuner resolution, Sony AVCHD incompatibility, Substandard quality of HD!
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

psydone, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: Absolutely unforgiveable how can such a great piece of hardware be missing a SIMPLE software to playback media from the network. No DLNA client no SMB/CIFS windows sharing client. Forget this device if you have a media library/NAS and want to be able to playback from it. Unfortunately such a great device is being returned cause its so crippled.
  • Pros: Blue Ray, Dual Tuner, Menu
  • Cons: no mkv, NO PLAYBACK FROM NETWORK!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Stick76, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: Great unit, Takes a while and bumbling through selections to understand the menus but works like a charm. Everything I record is in DR mode. If I want to keep it then I remove the adds (simple)& than transfer to DVD. The transfer takes a little longer than the length of the show so I do this when I go to bed. Timer recording is easy to set up. Also the unit does not have to be switched on for timed shows to record.
  • Pros: Great picture, All in one unit
  • Cons: Menu structure, eject & power button locations
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

maevans1969, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: I purchased the DMR-BW880 after a great deal of searching around as it offered me the best range of playback options _plus_ dual tuners and Blu-ray. The setup was a breeze, when attached by HDMI to my Panasonic Vierra it downloaded everything it needed from the TV via Vierra Link .. classy stuff! The unit is a breeze to use, fast and responsive. The only drawback is the lack of WiFi for connectivity .. maybe Panasonic will release a USB WiFi connector for it.
  • Pros: Easy to use, twin tuners, SD card reading
  • Cons: No wireless networking
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

TerryR1, CNET
9 September 2010
  • Summary: I primarily purchased this unit to (copy) record my home videos recorded on various obsolete camcorders - so far so good and I'm happy with it. Quality is also very good. But as I'm randomly copying (my old video tapes are not always labeled with a date) The titles are all over the place, my question is there anyway to put the titles in order? Year order or alphabetical order. The manual is not much help with information. The date only seems to go back to 2006!
  • Pros: Good quality playback
  • Cons: Manual is not user friendly and can not put titles in order
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