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3.5

29 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (3)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (4)
  • Recording Quality
    4.7 (3)
  • Software
    1.0 (2)
  • Reliability
    2.5 (2)
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Dougals Dad.

Dougals Dad.Newcastle, New South Wales

  • 10 reviews
  • 11 likes

THIS ONE IS A LEMON.

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Bought on-line from The Good Guys in February 2017. Right from the start it was a problem. Would not stay turned on when turned on with the remote. Kept shutting itself off and showing "No Signal". The assigned repairer(Custom Electronics) said that there was a problem with the remote. Tried again and it still kept turning itself off, took it back to the repairer who said he then replaced "The board". I also changed the lead from the PVR to the Television. I got it going but half way through a movie, it blacked out again and showed "NO SIGNAL". I am waiting to replace the HMDI cable, but I am getting sick of carting it to and from the repair shop. If the new cable does not fix it, will be seeking either a new one or my money back.



Date PurchasedFeb 2017
Dave Dee

Dave DeePERTH

  • 9 reviews

Great features and easy to use, but poor USB backup facility

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Bought this a few weeks ago to replace my old Topfield PVR which suddenly died. The new Panasonic has some great features like built-in Smart TV converter, great slideshow facility for photos on USB and the ability to read in other videos stored in a huge number of formats. Unfortunately it has one strange design flaw - you can READ in just about anything (via USB) but to WRITE to an external drive, the new drive has to be "registered" by the machine. This involves wiping out anything already on there and converting the external drive into a format not recognized by Windows. (It's probably Linux). So even if you do backup your favorite movies you won't be able to read them if the unit ever fails.



Date PurchasedSep 2017
Chris

Chris

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

PVR's everyone should have one!!

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User manual not bad to understand. Storage space ample. Recording quality is great. Seems to be reliable so far.
Haven't bought a Panasonic unit before, so still learning!! Love the thinness of it. It is a little different to our last one.
Love the series recording feature. Easy to set up and record tv programmes. Simple to play back.



Date PurchasedMay 2017
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Marcus

MarcusSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes
  • Verified purchase

Good product that works (so far) as advertised

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Date PurchasedApr 2017

Lasted 18 months

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Worked great for 18 months then pop and a burning smell and it died. Could push for warranty but can't wait that long. Worked reasonably well when working but sometimes did not record. Will not buy another one will look at something different for the new one.
A a A

Date PurchasedOct 2015
Macromax

MacromaxNorthern Region, NSW

  • 4 reviews

A very good well programmed PVR

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You only get what you are prepared to pay for. This unit is far superior to the cheaper versions on the market don't waste your money on anything less. After mucking around with a cheap poorly programmed unit for 12 months this unit is a dream to operate. From a 1 out of 10 to a 9 out of ten.

Pete Strange

Pete StrangeVictoria, 3915

  • 22 reviews
  • 25 likes

Easy to use and simple to set up - moron proof !

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Date PurchasedDec 2016
Roslyn.

Roslyn.erwick

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Disapointed in the new Panasonic HDD recorder

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Date PurchasedJan 2017
navag

navagSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 20 reviews
  • 1 like

This HDD Recorder DMR-HWT260 is a very smart unit.

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I purchased a Panasonic DMR-HWT260 HDD Recorder Nov. last year to replace a Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc Recorder DMR-BW850 (which I have had for over 10 years and still going strong) mainly for the series recording advantage. The DMR-HWT260 is a fantastic recorder, it has smart TV connection and is very easy to operate also has brilliant picture reproduction. I'm very impressed with the automatic setting for series timer recording so as to never miss a forth coming episode of a TV series. This model does not have a DVD for playing the old CD's but it does have a USB slot which suits me just fine. The picture quality from a USB stick or external hard drive is brilliant.

Date PurchasedNov 2016
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navag
navag

In the time I've had and used this recorder I am even more impressed of how brilliant it is. Well done Panasonic, you certainly are smart people.

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Questions & Answers

Graham

Grahamasked

Can this machine play a recorded programme to an unconnected tv in another room using a home wifi network?

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Bert
Bert

no

daveh

davehasked

when recording TV program how do you compensate for a program over-running the time

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Rob
Rob

Somewhere in the basic set up (I can't remember where exactly, check the manual or have a look through the function preferences on screen) is an option to have an automatic extension to all recordings. 10 mins is the longest extension - which often isn't enough.

Old John

Old Johnasked

Hi,
anyone had just one TV channel ie: Ten network (all 7 stations 1,10,11,12.13,14 &15) shows good reception levels, but cannot show what is on for the day! You can use the "i" button, but message shows "no programme data" then try to retrieve this data, new message states " the programme data was not able to be acquired". Yet will rest TV screen to "TEN" when it was on "Ch7"? Any clues?

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