Product Comparison: Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB vs BT Youview+ (77328)


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
BT
Model
DMR-HWT250EB
Youview+ (77328)
Origin
Czech Republic
South Korea
About the Product
Enjoy a variety of content with this Freeview Play compatible Recorder. 4K Video Playback lets you play 4K content via a USB connection. Internet apps, such as those, for NETFLIX and amazon instant video are also supported.
Watch the TV you want when you want. Access all the key catch up TV players, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and 4OD. No subscription needed and no satellite
Key Specs
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
1080 p
Hard Drive Included
Yes
Yes
Storage Capacity
1000 GB
500 GB
Number Of Tuners
2
1
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB Smart 1 TB HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • Excellent recorder with huge recording capacity, picture and audio quality is very good.
  • Impressive combination of integrated features. Wi-fi enabled, Netflix, Amazon Prime access all with the ability to record 1TB of Freeview. Highly recommend!
  • I am very pleased with this HDD recorder. Excellent product from the well established Panasonic stable. Easy to use and has not failed me yet.
  • Very good purchase, a lot cheaper than Sky. Excellent quality of sound and picture.
  • Buying this was an appalling decision. The user interface is terrible and the guide is intolerably slow.
BT Youview+ (77328) with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV
  • I'm pleased I bought this box. I got good value for money.
  • Brilliant. I have been using a Bush machine and this is a whole lot better for £20 more. It was very easy to set up.
  • Overall really impressed with the unit, excellent picture quality, really easy to use.
  • The UI is far too slow, you press a button and 30 seconds later something happens, it's not always like this but oftenly happens.
  • Very disappointed with this box. It is slow to turn on, frequently turns itself off which is very frustrating.
Size & Weight
Height
2 in.
1.96 in.
Width
11.8 in.
9.2 in.
Depth
7.4 in.
5.9 in.
Weight
2.3 lbs.
3.2 lbs.
Recording And Playback
Content Subscription Required
No
No
Recording Resolution
2160
1080
Commercial Skip Function
No
No
What customers say about "Recording And Playback"
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB Smart 1 TB HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • The series recording is brilliant. All in all an excellent device.Highly recommend.
  • Does exactly what I bought the product for. Record functions are working perfectly.
  • You can only have a limited number of things on series record & have to manually go into the recording list & cancel it after the series has finished.
  • The recordings are displayed in what on first sight looks like a random list, meaning you have to really work hard to figure out the dates a series was shown on.
  • Menu is very slow, extremely disappointed with this apparently top of the range product.
BT Youview+ (77328) with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV
  • Fantastic range of channels, can record my programmes, and can view both Netflix and NowTV with it. Very happy.
  • Nice UK catch and netflix up services and is regularly updated with new features from a responsive team of developers that actually pay attention to their user base.
  • The series record feature could also do with a bit more intelligence to it. While it will record all expected shows, it didn't handle changes to the TV listings.
  • The unit ha no timer function so recordings get cut short.
  • This recorder decides it no longer what's to record the series link so out of a 20 episode series you might actually end up with only 4.
Features
4K Compatible
Yes
No
Remote Control
IR remote control
IR remote control
Cable(s) Included
HDMI
HDMI, Ethernet
Extras
EPG Guide for 7-day Catch Up, TV anywhere, Easy Settings
Pause and Rewind Live TV, Scroll back up to 7 days, Record on the go from your phone
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB Smart 1 TB HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • Brilliant recorder. Really great to set up recording or playback from my phone over wifi.
  • The EPG is painfully slow, even when physically connected to the router.
  • I don't like the program delete button in with others so fiddling to press also would have liked a clock on the front when in standby mode.
  • Menu is very slow, extremely disappointed with this apparently top of the range product.
  • Not impressed with the remote. Too complicated, they have put far too much on it. And it is not something easy to use instinctively.
BT Youview+ (77328) with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV
  • The EPG is fast and intuitive. The skip and FF functions are superior to the EETV Box and Humax.
  • Remote is a very good design and feels good in hand. Except for the back button which is a bit to close to the arrow down.
  • Solid remote control, which tuned to my TV so only need one remote to contol both (never able to do this with the Tivo box).
  • The remote failed and upon requesting BT to honor the warranty, they refused unless I agreed to become a BT land line subscriber.
  • Sometimes unit don't respond to the volume control and back button. This means when you view a menu item you have to manually switch the set off to get back to the home page.
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
No
Ethernet Port
Yes
Yes
Number Of USB Port(s)
2
1
Number of HDMI Outputs
1
1
Optical Digital Audio Outputs
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB Smart 1 TB HDD Recorder with Freeview Play
  • Internet connection is required to fully access features, it have built in WiFi enabled so Ethernet cable is not necessary.
  • Music and videos from the USB port are excellent quality.
  • It have front usb port so I can easily connect my flash drive and browse image/music or videos from the box with remote.
  • The user interface is poor with a very clunky experience in moving betwern the TV guide, apps and your recordings .
  • Connect it you your wi-fi and it will it will forget your settings if you switch to a different signal in the interim.
BT Youview+ (77328) with Twin HD Freeview and 7 Day Catch Up TV
  • It's have a plenty of sockets to connect anything that I want to.
  • It doesnt have WIFI, so needs an ethernet connection to connect to the internet to access apps and catch up TV.
  • Not wifi enabled is a major omission even tvs have wifi.
  • The DLNA playback feature of other Humax kit does not exist in the YouView software. This is such a shame...
  • No redundant USB input. Would be nice if you could play saved AVI/MPG files from an inserted USB stick.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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