Panasonic DMR-HWT230 Smart 1TB Freeview HD Twin Recorder £199 John Lewis - HotUKDeals
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Decent price from John Lewis (one of the lowest around) - and you get a 2 year John Lewis guarantee automatically included.

A possible alternative to the Humax, with a few advantages over it.

The Panasonic DMR-HWT230 puts Blu-ray movies, 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.
Key benefits:
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.

3D Ready NO Audio Quality Information Dolby Digital Brand
Panasonic
Dimensions H5.2 x W30 x D17.9mm Eligible for International Delivery NO Hard drive Information 1TB Internet Ready Information Yes - via Ethernet connection Model name / number DMR-HWT230EB Ports Information 1x HDMI, 2x USB, Ethernet, SD Card Weight Information 1.2kg

John Lewis should price match The co-operative electrical @ £193.99

http://www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk/Panasonic-DMR-HWT230EBK-Black-Smart-1TB-HDD-Recorder-with-Twin-Freeview/id-PAN-DVR-DMRHWT230EBK-BK#!prettyPhoto
- rodman
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#1
Would prefer to spend a few more pounds on a 1TD Humax Youview box.
#2
Pwt635 better as it has bluray 3d. Same price as a refurbished.
#3
mrsuave
Pwt635 better as it has bluray 3d. Same price as a refurbished.

completely agree, this one here doesn't have a DVD drive at all, it's pure PVR
#4
checkley73
mrsuave
Pwt635 better as it has bluray 3d. Same price as a refurbished.

completely agree, this one here doesn't have a DVD drive at all, it's pure PVR

I have this model and I'm glad it doesn't have a Bluray drive as I'm pretty certain it would have Cinavia, rendering the USB/SD ports pretty useless.
#5
£195 on Amazon
1 Like #6
David_e
£195 on Amazon
Worth an extra £4 for the John Lewis 2 year warranty, surely?
1 Like #7
jibbajabba3
checkley73
mrsuave
Pwt635 better as it has bluray 3d. Same price as a refurbished.

completely agree, this one here doesn't have a DVD drive at all, it's pure PVR

I have this model and I'm glad it doesn't have a Bluray drive as I'm pretty certain it would have Cinavia, rendering the USB/SD ports pretty useless.


Thats interesting? .. never heard of that before? .. whats Cinavia out of interest? .. whats that do? (or in this case 'not do'?), thanx. :-)
#8
Always had Humax in the past (still using HDR-FoxT2 now, and it's excellent) but this Panasonic has these features, which the Humaxes (Humaces? ;)) don't seem to have:


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.
#9
amour3k
jibbajabba3
checkley73
mrsuave
Pwt635 better as it has bluray 3d. Same price as a refurbished.

completely agree, this one here doesn't have a DVD drive at all, it's pure PVR

I have this model and I'm glad it doesn't have a Bluray drive as I'm pretty certain it would have Cinavia, rendering the USB/SD ports pretty useless.



Thats interesting? .. never heard of that before? .. whats Cinavia out of interest? .. whats that do? (or in this case 'not do'?), thanx. :-)

Anti-piracy protection in short. If you have a movie on USB that maybe you didn't pay for, it will remove large sections of the soundtrack making the film unwatchable.

Edited By: jibbajabba3 on Feb 01, 2015 14:03
#10
I went into Richer Sounds to enquire about one of these when I decided to ditch sky. The guy in there put me off and pointed me into the direction of Humax. He did see he would recommend the higher end of the Panasonic Freeview recorders but not DMR-HWT230. Based on his recommendation I didn't buy it. Strange these days for sellers to put you off buying something and they had stock.
#11
brookysm
Would prefer to spend a few more pounds on a 1TD Humax Youview box.

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David_e
£195 on Amazon

£193.99 @
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Edited By: rodman on Feb 01, 2015 20:26
#13
jibbajabba3
I have this model and I'm glad it doesn't have a Bluray drive as I'm pretty certain it would have Cinavia, rendering the USB/SD ports pretty useless.

I'f you don't mind me asking, do you know if it can it access and play content off network shares without DNLA? I'd use it on a work LAN and while I can make shared folders available, there is no way I can install a DNLA server on it.

Also, you mention the USB port. Can it be used to copy unencrypted SD recordings off the HDD to a USB stick for archiving, or for watching later?

Thanks!

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