Panasonic DMRBWT850EB (Black) Smart 3D Blu-ray/DVD Recorder Freeview Play Recorder 1TB HDD

Panasonic DMRBWT850EB (Black)

Smart 3D Blu-ray/DVD Recorder Freeview Play Recorder 1TB HDD

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Record and playback to Blu-ray, DVD or HDD or take advantage of Smart networking - the Panasonic DMRBWT850 offers the ultimate in home entertainment.

Archive your collections to Blu-ray

This versatile unit allows you to record onto a variety of discs, from DVDs to Blu-rays. Blu-ray recording allows you to preserve your favourite programmes, movies and personal recordings at the highest quality possible, with full support for Full HD.

Record to DVD
DVD recording is also on hand for standard definition content. With support for a wide variety of disc formats including DVD-RAM, the DMR-BWT850 gives you the greatest flexibility in creating and archiving your video collection.

4K UHD upscaling and 4K JPEG playback
With 4K UHD upscaling on both Blu-ray and hard drive, the DMR-BWT850EB makes the ideal partner for your 4K TV. Although not as good as native 4K, upscaling from Full HD gives superior detail and realism. Taking this even further, this Panasonic Blu-ray recorder also offers 4K JPEG playback, giving you the ability to see your photos on the big screen in the highest quality possible.

3D playback including 2D to 3D conversion
As you'd expect from Panasonic, the DMRBWT850EB offers a detailed and natural picture quality. 3D compatibility lets you view 3D Blu-rays on your 3D TV, plus there's 2D-3D conversion. 2D-3D conversion allows you to watch any 2D material up-converted to glorious 3D.

New Freeview Play for easy access to catch up TV
Freeview Play combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television to make watching what you want, when you want as easy as possible. The service is free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services. Services such as the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5 are available without having to open specific applications, giving effortless scroll-back TV (requires broadband Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps).

UHD 4K video playback and archiving
With the ability to record 4K content (MP4) and playback 4K video recorded to USB, the DMRBWT850 makes the ideal companion for your 4K TV. If you've signed up to Netflix, you'll also be able to enjoy 4K playback via the built-in app.

Record up to 1TB of TV programmes in HD
Twin HD tuners mean that you can not only pause and rewind live TV but also record two different channels at the same time. What's more, with a mighty 1TB built-in hard drive you can record up to 518 hours of programmes in SD or 259 hours of HD TV. In the unlikely event that you should run out of space then a separate USB-equipped hard drive can be connected up by USB and data transferred from one to the other.

Smart Networking
Connect to your home network via the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet and you can enjoy a wide range of Smart networking options. Choose from a wide selection of apps or use the web browser for easy access to the Internet. With DLNA compatibility you can also stream content from other devices on your network - perfect for accessing the videos you may have stored on your computer.

Remote Recording and viewing
Take control of recording, even when you're hundreds of miles from home with Remote Recording. Provided your device is connected to Broadband Internet, you'll be able to set recording functions remotely via your Smartphone or tablet. With Panasonic's TV Anywhere you can also stream recordings and live TV directly to your Smartphone or tablet (excludes BBC content). Now there's no excuse on missing out on your favourite programme!

Playback, record, stream and catch-up - it's all possible on the multi-tasking Panasonic DMRBWT850EB.
Record and playback to Blu-ray, DVD or HDD or take advantage of Smart networking - the Panasonic DMRBWT850 offers the ultimate in home entertainment.

Archive your collections to Blu-ray

This versatile unit allows you to record onto a variety of discs, from DVDs to Blu-rays. Blu-ray recording allows you to preserve your favourite programmes, movies and personal recordings at the highest quality possible, with full support for Full HD.

Record to DVD
DVD recording is also on hand for standard definition content. With support for a wide variety of disc formats including DVD-RAM, the DMR-BWT850 gives you the greatest flexibility in creating and archiving your video collection.

4K UHD upscaling and 4K JPEG playback
With 4K UHD upscaling on both Blu-ray and hard drive, the DMR-BWT850EB makes the ideal partner for your 4K TV. Although not as good as native 4K, upscaling from Full HD gives superior detail and realism. Taking this even further, this Panasonic Blu-ray recorder also offers 4K JPEG playback, giving you the ability to see your photos on the big screen in the highest quality possible.

3D playback including 2D to 3D conversion
As you'd expect from Panasonic, the DMRBWT850EB offers a detailed and natural picture quality. 3D compatibility lets you view 3D Blu-rays on your 3D TV, plus there's 2D-3D conversion. 2D-3D conversion allows you to watch any 2D material up-converted to glorious 3D.

New Freeview Play for easy access to catch up TV
Freeview Play combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television to make watching what you want, when you want as easy as possible. The service is free from subscription and compatible with existing broadband services. Services such as the BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4 and Demand 5 are available without having to open specific applications, giving effortless scroll-back TV (requires broadband Internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps).

UHD 4K video playback and archiving
With the ability to record 4K content (MP4) and playback 4K video recorded to USB, the DMRBWT850 makes the ideal companion for your 4K TV. If you've signed up to Netflix, you'll also be able to enjoy 4K playback via the built-in app.

Record up to 1TB of TV programmes in HD
Twin HD tuners mean that you can not only pause and rewind live TV but also record two different channels at the same time. What's more, with a mighty 1TB built-in hard drive you can record up to 518 hours of programmes in SD or 259 hours of HD TV. In the unlikely event that you should run out of space then a separate USB-equipped hard drive can be connected up by USB and data transferred from one to the other.

Smart Networking
Connect to your home network via the built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet and you can enjoy a wide range of Smart networking options. Choose from a wide selection of apps or use the web browser for easy access to the Internet. With DLNA compatibility you can also stream content from other devices on your network - perfect for accessing the videos you may have stored on your computer.

Remote Recording and viewing
Take control of recording, even when you're hundreds of miles from home with Remote Recording. Provided your device is connected to Broadband Internet, you'll be able to set recording functions remotely via your Smartphone or tablet. With Panasonic's TV Anywhere you can also stream recordings and live TV directly to your Smartphone or tablet (excludes BBC content). Now there's no excuse on missing out on your favourite programme!

Playback, record, stream and catch-up - it's all possible on the multi-tasking Panasonic DMRBWT850EB.
Brand Panasonic
Colour Black
Remote Control yes
Blu-ray Player Yes
App Control Y
HDMI Yes
BBC iPlayer Yes
DLNA Compliant Yes
Web Applications Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 430 X 210 X 59
Weight (KG) 2
Full Web Browser Yes
NFC No
USB 1
Smart Phone Remote Yes
3D TV Compatible yes
4K Upscaling yes
Disc Capacity 1
MKV Yes
Sacd No
HDMI Outputs 1
Coaxial Output Yes
DVD-A No
Multi Channel Output No
Optical Outputs No
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a very versatile machine, excellent recordings We are so happy with this BluRay recorder, so many excellent features, quality of recordings are superb
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SMART bluray player and digital recorder. Easy to use and fully featured. This model has a 1TB Storage and is fully smart enabled. It has duel freeview tuners and can be used with both the freeview and the youview guides. Not cheap but well worth the money
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another FABULOUS PRODUCT FROM PANASONIC Only had the unit a few days 10 out of 10 so far so good
Date published: 2021-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panasonic TV Recorder DMR BWT850 bought as a replacemen for previous Panasonic 740 model as only recorder also equiped with a disc drive . as far as i know. An external drive can also be plugged in to exend the capacity..
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything is as described in product information I bought this unit to replace an earlier model and so happy I did, so much improved.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recorder Bought a week ago to replace a 12-year old Panasonic DVD recorder so we know the Panasonic recorders work. This one has Blu-ray - something we wanted - and is noticeably quicker starting up and in many of its features. Twin tuners are very useful. Perhaps expensive, but with all its features worth it.
Date published: 2020-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First class Bought it to get rid of sky first class service from richer sound orders on the phone from Hanley branch on Sunday it was delivered on Monday at 10 30 am so helpful on the phone and took out extra guarantee as it is such good value money back if you do not use it in the 6 years
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Hard Disk Recorder and BluRay Burner This unit was bought to replace an earlier Panasonic Hard Disk Recorder and BluRay Disk Burner. It is an excellent piece of technology with 1Tb of internal memory, image upscaling for 4k TV usage, a vast range of menus for performance adjustments and the capability of external hard disk extension via USB etc. I am extremely pleased with the performance and the versatility of this unit which I can highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panasonic DMRBWT850EB Blue Ray, dvd Recorder Recently purchased this machine to replace my old sony DVD hdd freeview recorder,which after 12 years is still working!! This panasonic has a very good picture on dvd playback on my what hi fi award winner Samsung tv ,so much so that it's easy to mistake a well produced dvd for a blueray disc!! That is superb,dvd doesn't get any better. Recording playback on the hdd is superb on standard quality setting never mind hd settings! Great size hard drive of 1 terabyte aswell.. The built in freeview tuner has a very good picture quality on the hd channels.Timer recordings on the twin tuner are for me really easy to do aswell..I've read other reviewers regarding connectivity and the user interface experience,and agree regarding connection of really oldschool sources,but for me that's not an issue as you can connect an external hard drive for transferring content, a USB and sd card slot under the front panel is handy for charging aswell! Other features are hidden in sub menus so it pays to delve deeper to get the best out of this machine regarding picture and sound adjustments if needed.True hd,night surround mode,movie master 24,25frames, you get the picture..I will need to delve into the editing side of things for any hidden features as my sony was superb in that department with features like ab repeat play and old source connectivity..I have just discovered that my machine has the latest firmware update out of the box which may have improved performance of this machine....
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No-nonsense advice - great service Our old Panasonic DVD died and, having looked online for replacement options - so many! - I rang for advice. My phone call was answered straightaway, and the person I spoke with talked me through all the options explaining the technical terms etc. Easy! I bought over the phone and delivery was very quick. Whatever you need, check with these guys before you buy. I'm absolutely delighted with my new PanasonicDMR-BWT850EB.
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost unique product with fantastic feature Owned one previously and when it broke down decided to replace with the same product as I enjoy the versatility of the product. Huge 1TB HDD which allows so many hours of recording even in in HD. Twin tuners and excellent CD, DVD & Blue Ray playback. It is a bit pricey but nothing offers the same specification. It can be a little slow when changing over from recordings to using live TV but the guide works well for us.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant all round. Having had it installed for just a few days it appears to be brilliant in all aspects. Very pleased we bought it.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product & service Truly excellent service An excellent product, which I highly recommend, for recorded picture quality & ease of use. This is despite failing approaching 4 years after purchase. Luckily, I had taken out the 6 year warranty. Richer Sounds repairers judged it was beyond economic repair, and 2 days after letting me know this, a brand new, sealed box replacement was delivered to my home at no cost to me. Would have cost me £499 had I had to buy myself...and, had I not used the Warranty, Richer Sounds would have refunded the original warranty cost just before the 6 year expiry. I have bought a dozen or more items from Richer Sounds over the years, as prices always competitive, store teams friendly & know their stuff and there's no hard sell.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Usual Panasonic Quality Bought this to replace a Panasonic Blu- ray recorder with free sat which had stopped working after 8 years. This one is of the same quality but is free view and was easy to set up. More than enough space on the hard drive to record in HD and if you are interested in this model all the details can be viewed online. Bit surprised that this model will not allow you to copy a music cd to the hard drive as previous model did but no big deal as music can uploaded from an external hard drive
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluray recorder Excellent product, delivered really quickly, very satidfied
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Understanding of product or Customer Unfortunately, covering phone sales person didn't ask/tell broadband reqd,won't work without, also plays Blu Ray,doesn't record them,1TB, double Mem not worth over £100 more than DMR-EX97, Also, resigning Remote to no 3, locked new 1, having to unplug as 2 Pans same,Panasonic Tech fix,not work, had to Order BT broadband £000s, otherwise Very happy with Richer Sounds, previous Service
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well featured, but with a few puzzling omissions I took delivery of a Panasonic DMR-BWT850 less than two weeks ago so this will not be a comprehensive assessment. It will be "first impressions" based on experience with two earlier Panasonic units.  I bought my first Panasonic DVD Recorder with a hard disk in about 2005. This is my third Panasonic, and fourth (overall) DVD Recorder. My second recorder was by LG, but its menu system was so badly designed it annoyed me every time I used it, so I reverted to Panasonic again with my third recorder - a DMR-EX773. Several years on from that and I've found a number of things have changed with Panasonic. Not all of those changes have been for the better. Some are just odd. Comparison with earlier models: In comparison to my previous three DVD recorders, this one is compact. While it's as wide as earlier machines, it's shorter in depth to the rear by about 1/4. It has front and rear USB flash drive slots (apparently allowing some recordings to be made to a flash drive). External USB hard disks can be registered with the unit to extend its recording capacity (to a limit of five I believe). However in the event of a problem with the machine that involves changing its hard disk, any data on registered external hard disks is lost as the machine will no longer recognise them. It has an ethernet connection and can also connect to a network via wi-fi. At the rear there is a single HDMI connector socket and a coaxial digital audio out socket. There is no longer a digital audio out optical connector, nor AV component sockets. The unit still has the cheerful electronic stone age RF in/RF out connectors, and they're still useful. The flip down front panel reveals very little on this machine. There is a USB slot and an SD card slot (and obviously the DVD tray). That's it. The days of a basic front panel set of controls on a machine are gone. All control now appears to lie with the remote unless a smartphone can substitute. Lose the remote, or if your dog buries it, and you're stuffed until you can get a replacement. Connectors: Panasonic appear to have taken a slightly puzzling decision to cut back on the rear connection options. In comparison with my previous three machines the SCART connections have gone. This is actually no great loss to me. SCART is the only type of connector I've ever had problems with and I hated it. I'm glad to see it go. More puzzlingly the absence of AV component sockets seems lazy. Those connections were at the rear of my last machine, so it's hard to imagine this omission has been made for aesthetic purposes. This isn't a cheap machine so it's reasonable to expect better. Menu system: Generally whenever designers create menus they follow one of two paths; evolutionary or revolutionary. Overall Panasonic have taken the evolutionary path with cosmetic and functional "tweaks." Unfortunately in attempting to make the menu system all things to all people - and all options (of which it has to be said there are a lot more today) - the evolution has taken some odd turns. One of the things I liked with Panasonic since my first machine in 2005 was the simple and intuitive menu system. That menu system has become over-engineered and in some ways bloated. It looks to me as if a university graduate was trying to make a name for themselves and has been changing things for the sake of it to show how "clever" they are. There are parts of the menu system that have had some ridiculously unintuitive changes made to them. Creating groups for example used to be as simple as an action got on older machines. It isn't now. Also, if there's a way of altering the thumbnail that accompanies the video when it's shown as a hard disk content index item I've yet to find it (again, that used to be as simple as an operation got). It's not all bad news though. There is considerably more functionality with this unit, and the menu system does its best to accommodate all of that in a fairly rational way. Anyone coming to it without experience of the earlier menu structure will probably wonder why I'm complaining. It's probably just a personal thing. Oddities: One of the more incomprehensible features of this new machine is its response time to commands from the remote. It took me a while to work out that this recorder has a significant time lag in responding to commands - in some absurd cases as much as a few seconds [Rider: currently I'm using the cheap zinc carbon batteries that came with the unit - not alkalines yet as I know I should - so it's just possible that's a factor). This time lag led to me jabbing away at buttons repeatedly and pointing the remote at the machine like an accusing finger while saying "Come on!" repeatedly until I worked out it's just inherently sluggish. Why Panasonic have done this is anyone's guess. It defies rational explanation to me. My previous machines were much more responsive. Features in daily use: Recording manually or from a TV schedule is simple. There are a variety of useful options offered up along the way. Be warned, however, that accepting the default network broadcast running time of a TV show can lead to the machine cutting off the recording at or part way through the end titles. I suspect that's more to do with the network broadcast signal than a flaw in the machine. In any event, I've learned to make use of the option the machine offers of adding running time to a recording manually. Editing recordings is relatively easy, conforming broadly to the basic system Panasonic have used for some time, with the exception that it's a system that now accumulates edits until all edits have been marked, rather than the old slightly more cumbersome select-and-erase, then make-a-new-selection-and-erase, etc.  As appears to be the trend today, the Panasonic’s remote offers up hard buttons to connect to Netflix or Freeview Play. It has the same basic (though enhanced) design of my last Panasonic remote. Interestingly, the new remote triggers my old Panasonic machine (the DMR-EX773), so evidently they still operate on the same frequency. I have not looked into whether or not that can be altered. In common with previous units, this remote can be adapted to provide basic functionality for a variety of TVs (e.g. on/off, channel, AV input, and volume). That feature works well with my Samsung TV and its JBL Soundbar, though the only control it gives over the Soundbar is volume as far as I can tell. The recorder shows photos and/or videos directly from an SD card or USB flash drive, or by copying them to hard disk to be viewed from there. On the few occasions on which I've tested that feature it usually worked, though I have had two instances of video files losing their audio when copied to hard disk. That may be a settings problem so I need to investigate further. The unit has a set-able time range throughout the day when it will go into "stand-by" rather than a full shut down when switched off. This makes powering it up quicker, though powering up from cold is still much faster than it was with my previous Panasonic machine. Conclusions: This was not a bargain basement level machine, so I expected a lot from it. On the whole it has delivered high quality and versatile performance that I may learn to improve as I become more experienced with it. The complete absence of auxiliary front panel controls may be an "innovation" with a purpose that has passed me by. If it is an innovation it's a stupid and lazy one in my view. Auxiliary controls are always useful. Set-up of the unit was simple and did not take long. Much of that process was automatic and lay in just accepting default settings with minimal manual input. I am puzzled by the poverty of connectors at the rear of this machine. I'm all in favour of tidiness, but there comes a point at which tidiness becomes obsessive and restrictive. This machine is leaning in that direction. If it were at the cheap end of the market I could understand it. This one isn't. That said, I have to concede that much of my concern about connectors is hypothetical. I have never needed anything beyond a basic standard connector, so the odds are I'll manage without AV component cables or a "digital optical out" port. As a recorder and player the DMR-BWT850 is pretty much everything I wanted it to be. In operation I've found it to be simple to set for timer recordings, with some very useful options that go with it. It links in with my TV so the unit either shuts down or goes into stand-by when I switch off the TV. I can achieve everything I wanted to achieve with it (and more). It plays DVDs flawlessly. The shortcomings of the unit are not deal-breakers for me. On the whole they're just puzzling decisions that I can shrug and live with. Other users may find its omissions more mission-critical, so it's likely to be a horses for courses type machine rather than a one-size fits all.  Overall evaluation: Well featured and high quality, with excellent performance (time lag response to commands excepted), but flawed a little by what's been left off of it unnecessarily. 
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great concept - But, I got a lemon... Bought Xmas 2016: Needed an upgrade from a 2005 Sony Freeview standard Def' HD-DVD recorder, it still works. I liked YouView catch-up integrated, which is why I cancelled an order for the model before this. Sure it records HD on Blu-Ray *Tick, it has Catch-Up (Freeview Play) built in *Tick, you can add additional HD drive back up (I've got three full 500Gb drives) *Tick. It has 3D Blu-Ray, I've got a few discs and 3D TV so *Tick. You can edit out adverts and all the intro-outro comments from the annoucers before archiving so that's a big *Tick. It has built in Internet access like YouTube, Amazon Prime etc. *Tick. It has a few connections, USB and SD card so I could transfer over some recordings *Tick. But no SCART/S-Video connection for transferring even to DVD nevermind Blu-Ray my old Hi8, VHS or other recordings easily, so a big Cross for that. It does allow you to view programmes and recordings through a mobile or tablet but only in the house! (Not through another WiFi connection -in the UK- due to copyright protection nonsense). But, I can watch TV in bed, around the house or garden on a tablet, that's a *Tick. You can programme the recording timer while you're away through Wi-Fi so *Tick, though that is somewhat variable, the machine is often not able to connect to my Android App so I can’t check it has recorded properly or add another timer, it’s ‘busy’ doing what? It’s not recording. So the above looks like a great set of specifications on paper. Truth is there is absolutely no other alternative available if you just want to record/archive Freeview HD or SD to Blu-Ray or DVD and edit out the adverts etc. But as I said I seem to have got a 'Lemon' ie it does what another buyer from Liverpool has stated, it will freeze, for no reason while recording, if it's two HD channels at the same time or even just a single timer recording in SD. I lost the full 7 day EPG in September 2019, so all I get is NOW-NEXT listing. So I can't programme the timer through the EPG, so if I'm away I have to manually program the timer (like VHS before Video-Plus Codes) ie put in the channel, day, start and end time details either from either my TV's 7 day EPG (ten year old Samsung TV) or from a TV listing magazine. I've had the machine freeze up on me totally for a couple of days at a time, no display no nothing, I’ve had to unplug it and it’ll come on and go off, timer light goes on and then off. I've tried just about every combination to get it stable, even thinking that my aerial needed upgrading, but I've taken to another location twice and it still won't download the 7 day EPG, I've turned off the "Rewind Live TV" option. It will still freeze. I make sure the machine isn’t on while recording something important. I tried clearing the HD on to a backup and reformating the built-in drive a few times and that didn't stop it freezing up randomly, I've Initialised the unit to both "Shipping Condition" and to "Default Setting". Which means having to ‘sign in’ again to iPlayer, Channel Four and ITV hub (what an annoying headwreck that is) and that hasn't stopped it randomly freezing or simply failing to even record fully a manually set programme timer, meaning even an SD programme is recorded in two halves with a gap. The fan makes a random terrible noise, it stops after a while or if you reposition the unit slightly. I did email Panasonic and they said I could get it repaired at my own cost, thanks for nothing... But, remember I've got 3 x 500Mb drives full of TV programmes that are 'locked' to this unit (ie so I can't plug those drives into another one of this model of Panasonic without having to reformat and delete all those recordings) so sending it away for what is an unpredictable 'freezing' problem and no EPG means I'd gamble losing about three archived HDs full of recordings, it'd take weeks and weeks to transfer what I want to keep to Blu-Ray DL discs... At the moment it is ‘mostly’ stable, NO EPG, but with occasional random switch off’s. If you ‘NEED’ a unit like this. recommend you get the five year Richer Sound guarantee, mine started exhibiting it’s freezing and switch off problems (early 2018) after the 1 year guarantee was out. I was going to buy another one, but it’s gone from £420 way up to £479 in the past month or two. If it goes down to £420 again I may buy another, unless they bring out an Ultra-HD, Blu-Ray XL version. It is a five year old model…
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up with excellent picture and sound Purchased a couple of weeks ago, delivery exactly when promised. The unit was very easy to connect and set up and has performed very well, the facilities better than expected, does everything very well.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pricy and with issues I already had a Panasonic and because Second tv purchased the DMRBWT850EB. Set up was straight forward and Netflix button and free view button on the remote were welcome. I have read negative comments regarding no scart but if you still have a scart requirement you can buy a HDMI to scarf adapter for about £10. The unit was LAN connected to the internet and fine in all respects and the EPG loaded more quickly than the older Panasonic and this was not internet speed related so a genuine improvement in my view. Also the tv apps e.g. iPlayer,Netflix and many more are all in place and again an improvement on the older model. HDMI outlet connects to my home av amp and there are no issues. Picture quality is very good. It is mainly a HDMI connected recorder i.e no audio optical connectivity but interestingly an audio coaxial output.The function menus button makes everything so easy to access.i connect the recorder to my router via LAN so streaming internet is easy. Some downsides I discovered with the first being visual glitches on the tv screen.Being intermittent in nature made it difficult to identify what was the problem but eventually was traced to the new recorder. Along with the glitching was the issue of the new recorder freezing. Once the recorder had frozen it was unresponsive to any controls. The only remedy was to switch the recorder off and then on again which whilst clearing the problem but lost any and all of the programmed timer recordings which had to be inputted all over again. This process was repeated several times until finally the recorder was returned for repair which took two months after I was advised it would take 10 days. I discovered that the hanging or freezing of the recorder is a problem experienced with other users. I thought it was part of the same problem but perhaps not. Time will tell. The sound quality is called high definition so not Dolby but still good played through the av surround sound system but not Dolby! With HDMI, LAN and coaxial connectivity it’s pretty good but the USB is located at the rear of the unit which is just plane silly since access to the rear of the recorder is for most people restricted at best and impossible when using a USB memory stick but ok if connecting an external hard drive which is highly recommended and Panasonic are the only manufacturer to provide this facility.The EPG screen is in my view not great to navigate but you get used to it but never happy with It. IMHO Panasonic could have done better with this recorder considering the high price. Because of the unreliability of my purchase causing endless frustration it became viewed as an unwelcome guest. Tempering judgment with mercy is the fact that the original 10 year old Panasonic recorder is still doing well even if a little long in the tooth. Unless the new recorder functions normally after repair and the dreadful freezing of all function is a thing of the past I could not recommend this recorder BWT850EB. Two star rating since this could not be seen as average performance. RS service was OK but I could have been better informed about the long wait for repair. RS in fairness offered a unit to provide another recorder whilst mine was repaired but I had an additional recorder. So for me it’s a mixed bag.
Date published: 2020-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Competitive price and good service I bought a Panasonic Blue Ray DVD recorder and freeview tuner. Richer Sound priced matched with Amazon and provide me efficient delivery.
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far - So good Having owned this model for a short time, I have yet to explore all the marvelous things that await. I still own and make great use of my other Panasonic HDD/Blue Ray/DVD Recorder DMR BWT 700, which has given me several years of fantastic service, so I have no reason not to believe that this current model will be any different. It is like any change or new model, you just have to get used to the change (If slight) in operating the machine. So far, 10 out of 10 !!
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Numerous features but no analogue recording Good build quality and comprehensive set up process. Everyting seems to work as you would expect and hope, although I haven't tried copying from SD card slot to HDD yet or playing 4K Blu rays. The Tuner picked up more Freeview channels than the Samsung TV it was connected to. The manual is a bit disorganised and could be sequenced better. If you were to fill up the hard drive you can connect another to it, to move recordings on and off, but the aux HD will be propriety formatted - there again you would seek to burn recordings to Blue Ray. I didn't realise but you can cast to the device and it also has a built in web browser. That said, entering searches with the remote would be tedious. There are two USB's one front, one rear but the manual doesn't specify what the rear is used for - will it act as an input or just auxillary 5v?
Date published: 2019-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DMRBWT850EB I purchased this product recently, I found it easy to setup, it is a petty that Panasonic is not producing any these recorders anymore, I must be in the minority sadly.
Date published: 2019-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plenty of features but a little slow This device has plenty of capability but at times can be a little slow. Some of the screens seem a little basic but it does everything it is supposed to. So not 5 star but certainly 4
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance I we got this product because it does what we want ,burns dvd's
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Smart PVR with FreeView Play and BluRay / DVD Looking to replace an old Samsung PVR / BluRay player which had a failed Hard disk so lost all the recordings on it. (For some reason it wouldn't work with a replacement HDD). This seems to be an all singing / all dancing machine, with excellent Smart features and the facility to backup recorded programs from the hard disk to recordable BluRay / DVD disks.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panasonic top of range PVR I bought this a few weeks ago to replace another Panasonic PVR that kept displaying error codes intermittently. I have it daisy chained to my older Panasonic BTW720 and then goes via my Panasonic 4K TV. So I can record up to 4 programmes at the same time, while watching another. It has a slightly small form factor and the EPG is sluggish compared to my 7 year old other PVR. Panasonic do not seem to be able to address this issue! DVD & Blu-ray seem to play as expected. I am unlikely to record any Blu-ray due to costs! Have watched recorded programmes and as always quality Panasonic picture and colour. Connected to my cable LAN and WiFi very easily.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great picture and sound This is my second Panasonic blue ray player/recorder which meets my expectations in all respects. The instruction book however leads a lot to be desired; better format would be to structure its contents such that the average user would have clear simple guidance and more detailed information set aside for the more technically savy.
Date published: 2019-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blu ray recorder. An excellent recorder which enables high definition copying from the hard drive onto Blu ray discs. It also has many smart abilities, and 4k upscaling. One downside is that there is no audio visual input so recordings cannot be made from an external source. It is probably the only machine on the market that can record to Blu ray discs which may account for the rather expensive price tag.
Date published: 2019-08-20
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£419.95 RRP £499.0000

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