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Panasonic DMR-HW220EBK 1TB HDD Recorder with Twin Freeview +HD Tuners (Old model)

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  • 1TB HDD Recorder with Twin Freeview+HD Tuners
  • DLNA as Server and Client
  • USB Playback

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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 100 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.6 Kg
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  • Item model number: DMR-HW220EBK
  • ASIN: B007YXUC2C
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,779 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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DMR-HW220 – Freeview+ HD Hard Disk Recorder with Twin HD Terrestrial Tuner

 DMR-HW220
DMR-HW220

Amazing Recording Solutions

1TB Smart HD Hard Disc Drive Recorder

Up to a huge 259 hrs of High Definition recording capacity - Acres of built-in recording space enabling you to capture your favourite TV moments, whether they are broadcast in stunning HD or standard definition. And it's not just about recording TV programmes. You can also use the huge recording capacity to save Music, Digital Still Photos and Home Videos recorded on standard definition or high definition camcorders.

Record 3D broadcasts or 3D home movies

Capture all 3D opportunities whether they are broadcasts or filmed by you - If you love 3D and want to capture the Freeview 3D broadcasts from the BBC this summer, Panasonic HD recorders are just the ticket. Or if you own a 3D camera or camcorder, you can save your 3D content to the internal Hard Disc Drive by just connecting to the USB input or inserting the SD card from the camera or camcorder. (Limited Freeview HD 3D programming has been announced by the BBC but may be subject to change.)

Twin Freeview HD Tuners

Flexibility to record two programmes at the same time - With the three main TV providers, BBC, ITV and Ch4, now offering great HD programming for free, you need the flexibility to be able to record and watch more than one at a time. Whether you want to record two different channels at once or record one HD programme whilst watching another, having two HD tuners on-board makes it all possible. You can even watch a recording you made earlier at the same time as two other recordings are taking place, leaving you free to control what to watch when it suits you.

Record with Freeview Plus

Smart functionality for a digital broadcast era - Freeview+ functionality gives you piece of mind and some very smart features to look after your TV recordings: Twin Digital Tuner - ensures that when two programmes clash it never becomes an issue. Pause and Rewind Live TV - gives you the chance to review and replay a part of live action, or pause the action while you deal with an interruption. Series Record - notifies you when the programme you want to record is part of a series and sets the rest of the series to record automatically so that you never miss an episode. Accurate Recording via Guide Link - if a programme offers "Guide Link" it means that even if the start or end time changes, the programme is tracked and the recording time will be changed automatically to match the new time. Split Event Recording - even if the programme you set to record is interrupted by and continues after the news, no problem, both parts of the programme will still be recorded. Overlap Recording Resolve - even with two tuners, sometimes there may be a third programme that you simply can't miss. Don't worry, Panasonic Freeview+ recorders scan the programme listings to find a different time when that programme is repeated and set the recorder accordingly. Therefore resolving the overlap issue.

Quick and Simple Programme Guide

Press the GUIDE button and almost instantly you can view the EPG - New for 2012 is the 7-day Electronic Programme Guide with picture window that enables you to carry on watching your TV channel whilst surfing through the channel list. Pressing the dedicated guide button on the recorder remote control quickly brings up the TV programme listings in a large, easy to read display. You can see what programmes are on now and what's coming up over the next 7 days. You can also set the timer to record your chosen programme or series by highlighting the programme and pressing the red button on the remote.

Smart TV and Networking

Panasonic VIERA Connect

A whole host of on-line entertainment delivered to your TV - Panasonic upgraded its home AV online platform from VIERA CAST to VIERA Connect in Autumn 2011. By connecting this device to your Broadband router, you can access a wide range of internet services such as catch-up TV, sports news, weather info, movies-on-demand and games. Viera Connect not only offers users greater convenience but greatly enhances enjoyment as well. Now, you can enjoy an even wider variety of Internet content with family and friends from the comfort of your living room.

Skype
Skype
Skype

Enjoy free family-to-family video calls in your living room - VIERA Connect with Skype lets you enjoy real-time free video calls on a large screen with far away family and friends by displaying their images on the TV. The Blu-ray Disc players also feature a convenient and unique Auto Answering Video Message function. Let Panasonic's Skype-compatible players and home cinemas expand your range of communication from the living room to the world. Skype requires the optional Communication Camera TY-CC20, which boasts 720p HD image quality, a built in H.264 encoder and benefits from a wide viewing angle, whilst delivering high quality sound thanks to the four multi-directional microphones.

External HDD playback
External HDD playback
DLNA Server & Client

Stream recorded content to other DLNA compatible products around your home - Not only can the recorder act as a DLNA client that lets you enjoy music, videos or digital photos from a Windows 7 PC for example, but it can also be a DLNA server that pushes recorded files from its internal Hard Disc Drive to other DLNA devices in the home such as a networked Panasonic Blu-ray player or TV. Recorded TV programmes, HD video content or digital photos can all be accessed and enjoyed in another room over the network. (Some TV programmes may be restricted for copy protection purposes.)

External HDD Back-up and transfer

Back up recorded content to external HDD - The new recorder models supports a USB-compatible external HDD, so collections of content recorded onto DIGA can be moved over to the external HDD in order to back it up or just to free up space on the internal hard drive. Contents can be moved freely back and forth between devices and up to eight external HDD devices can be registered. (The external HDD must be USB compatible. Only 1 External HDD connection at a time. The maximum capacity of a compatible External HDD is 2TB.)

WiFi Built-In

Easily connect to a wireless home network - A Wi-Fi system is built right into the main unit so you can enjoy VIERA Connect, BD-Live content and downloadable firmware updates without having to connect the Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theatre Systems with a LAN cable or use a wireless LAN adaptor. A wireless LAN environment is required.

Box Contains

  • Remote Control
  • Instruction Book
  • Batteries for Remote Control

  • Customer Reviews

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    Size: 1TB
    I bought this pvr recently to replace my last one made by philips which has been plaqued with firmware problems since launch 2 years ago. This new machine is a revelation-the operation is completely quiet and stable (so far) with not a single software glitch -or judder in the picture-at all. The improved EPG over the outgoing model utilising all the screen space available has made waiting for this new model worth it. To answer a previous posters question re skipping ads with a single button-yes its the one marked 60s at bottom right on the remote. I press it four times in quick succession at ad break and hey presto skips the lot! The picture quality is as good as the Philips-which was its only good point- which is fabulous on HD and v good on the higher bit rate SD channels even blown up to 55 inch TV screen. There are a host of features too numerous to list including series record which is very handy and very accurate-doesnt duplicate recording of same episodes like some machines and has a renew feature if required to over-write the previous episode of a series. I cant think of a single negative so far -I am completely delighted with this pvr. I am glad I plumped for the 1TB hard disc as I like to keep some films indefinitly on disc and this gives you loads of room to do this but you can transfer recorded programmes onto an external HDD via USB cable and then play them back from there if you run out of storage but I havent tried that yet from this machine.

    18/12/2012 After intensive use over the last 6 months I am still delighted with this machine-not a single fault or error or crash has occurred (which is as it should be).
    Try out the 'options' button during playback of a recording.
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    Size: 1TB
    Bought this to replace a S**y one which unfortunately didn't work properly. Decided to splash out and get the 1 TB model as it came with built-in wi-fi - the difference between this and 500GB model which doesn't have this is about the same as a wi-fi access point or dongle but it's a whole heap less hassle.
    Simple to set up, worth referring to the manual is it isn't totally intuitive. Once set up it does exactly what you expect. Records 2 channels simultaneously, quality on HD is excellent. Simple to set to record programmes. Even interfaces with a Sony TV on the handset.
    The wi-fi connected first time to my network. However the web interface is a bit clunky but OK for BBC catch up service. Annoyingly the web can't be accessed while you're recording a programme. With hindsight the 500 GB model is probably the better option unless you need the hard drive space or are a heavy user of catch-up.
    Finally, this doesn't come with an HDMI lead so don't forget to order one at the same time.
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    Size: 500GB Verified Purchase
    Having had the Panasonic DMR-HW120EBK 500GB HDD Recorder for just about a week now, as a replacement for a BT Vision recorder, these are some thoughts about this unit.
    The first time setup is easy and completed in less than 10 minutes, HD channels are crystal clear. Start-up from stand-by is quick and the EP guide is a clear full screen implementation. Setting up a recording from the guide is easy with the unit prompting you if HD version of the program is available, also asks if you want to record the series.
    Internet is available via Ethernet cable, note only the 1TB has built-in wire-less, we are using the BT Vision Comtrend powerline adapters successfully.
    So far can't fault this unit.
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    Just bought the second one of these to play into my 6 year old Panasonic HD ready TV and everything I said in the review of the first below of the Panasonic DMR-HW220EBK I received just before the Olympics is reinforced. It works really well with the older Panasonic HD ready TV and gives it a lease of new life with great quality AV from HD programmes and great BBC iPlayer replays form the internet in high quality HD.

    Ordered this Panasonic DMR-HW220EBK 1TB HDD Recorder with Twin Freeview +HD Tuners a couple of weeks ago. Set it up with my TV switched on and hey-presto. The start up installation was perfect and easy to follow without resorting to the handbook. The device has a very comprehensive set of facilities - can use it with an internet connection, USB stick, record two HD channels at once and the audio video quality is excellent. I am amazed with the quality of the video and audio achieved with the BBC iPlayer and how good it replayed fast moving sports from the Olympics via the internet connection - far better than watching this kind of replay on a PC/Internet connection. Remote control is also well laid out and reasonably easy to use, given the wide range and scope of the facilities that this Panasonic device is equipped with. It also integrates its' functionality really well with he Panasonic Viera TX-L37E5B Smart TV I bought.
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    Bought this alongside the Panasonic TX-L42E5B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED TV with Freeview HD - Black (New for 2012) as we wanted the capability to record freeview programs on our new HD TV. Our very old Sagum box which broke had 2 tuners so we wanted to buy another box that could record 2 programs at the same time.

    Firstly we set up the new television and then the recorder box and with both items being Panasonic we didn't think we would have any difficulty connecting them. We spent all night trying to work it out with the instructions, although we could see the diagram clearly had a HDMI cable connecting the two that we could see wasnt supplied. We thought well there must be a way to connect them without that as why would they sell a recorder box lacking an essential cable? Maybe we were doing something wrong, but both me and my husband who arent techno freaks but have the likes of laptops, iphones, wireless devices etc, could not for the life of us work it out despite following the instructions to the T and googling for solutions. We gave up eventually and ordered a HDMI cable from amazon Panasonic 1.5m HDMI Cable with Ethernet - Black for £12.99. I wish we had known we needed this as I would have ordered it at the same time as the recorder box and tv. Our TV sat unconnected until the new cable arrived and we both missed recording programs we were intending to! As soon as we connected the HDMI cable between the two it works brilliantly.

    The recorder box itself we love. The TV guide is very clear and you can see the current tv channel screen playing in a small box on the left hand corner whilst you are scrolling through the guide.
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