Panasonic DMR-HWT130 500GB Freeview+ HD Smart TV Recorder138/1498

  • £199.99

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This Panasonic Freeview HD Digital TV Recorder is digitally interactive with the ability to record 2 channels at the same time. It has an impressive 258 hours recording time and 500GB hard drive. The ability of series record ensures you do not miss out on your favourite TV shows again.

Digital TV features:

  • Digitally interactive.
  • Digital text.
  • Favourite channels list.
  • Auto setup.
  • Electronic programme guide.

Recording features:

  • Freeview plus.
  • Digital tuner.
  • 500GB hard drive.
  • 258 hours recording time.
  • Record 2 channels at the same time.
  • Record 1 channel whilst watching a previous recording.
  • Series record.

Connectivity:

  • 1HDMI output .
  • 2 USB ports.
  • Ethernet connection.

Additional information:

  • Upscales to 1080p.
  • Remote control batteries required: 2 x AA (included).
  • Size H5.2, W30, D17.9cm.
  • Weight 1.2g.

Energy efficiency information:

  • EAN: 5025232737901.

131 reviews

Overall rating (4.2)

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5 / 5
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Great - Easy to use

This was very easy to set up and get used to, even though it's format as a bit different to our previous box. The description says that you can record two programmes at the same time but It doesn't mention that whilst that is happening you can actually watch something you have already recorded, which I find quite useful.

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1 / 5
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Slow, limited and over-priced.

DVRs normally allow you to tape two shows and watch a third as long as it's being broadcast on the same multiplex as one of the recorded channels. Not this one. The EPG is incredibly slow, as is the recorded programme listing. EPG info is not saved with a programme. Programme skip is fixed at 1 minute forwards, 10 seconds back. Rewinding or pausing live TV is VERY slow. £199 is a lot to pay for an underpowered, entry level DVR. Best avoided.

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4 / 5
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be careful

this product has no scart socket so may be incompatible with your other equpment

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Questions & answers

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does this products smart mean that it can access iplayer, netflix etc?

I have a 1080 hd ready tv i would like a recordable set top freeview box which, when connected to my broadband gives access to web based facilities ie, netflix, you tube itv player 4od etc - does this box have this capability?

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Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that on the Panasonic T130 Freeview+ HD 500GB Smart Digital TV Recorder you have the option to download apps from the Google Play store which has both iplayer and Netflix.

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Can I watch a third channel if I am recording two different channels?

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Hi Supermill, thank you for your question regarding the Panasonic T130 Freeview+ HD 500GB Smart Digital TV Recorder.

I have looked into this for you and I can confirm you are able to watch a different channel whilst recording two others at the same time.

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Recording subtitles

Will this box record subtitles to view on playback ? If the program has subtitles of course

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Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that the Panasonic T130 Freeview+ HD 500GB Smart Digital TV Recorder will allow you to view subtitles on any recording.

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