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Topic # 151443 25-Aug-2014 17:42
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My Magic TV 3600 is dying and so it is time to choose a new PVR. Has anyone used the Panasonic DMR-PWT530GZ? 

How easy is it to use? Is it fast? Any caveats I should know about? I primarily want it for the Freeview functionality.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1115433 25-Aug-2014 19:04
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Only HDMI output so can't be used on older TVs with no HDMI.
No inputs for recording from external equipment.
Other than that a pretty good machine but nowhere near as versatile as my BWT720 and later models which do have other inputs/outputs so I can record from my Sky basic decoder.
Very easy to use.

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  Reply # 1115461 25-Aug-2014 20:12
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Pretty easy to use and I really like our one. Slightly annoying in that if you turn it on with a dvd in it defaults to dvd, and it is very slow for the online smart TV stuff. Was hoping to replace the xbox, but it is too slow for this.
Other than that, it is a very good unit, especially for the price. I like the way it organises programmes into groups so your series links all end up in a subcategory together. Makes managing things easier. Freeview always records and well and having a built in Blu-Ray player is a bonus. Remote is good too and I really like that it has a basic universal remote for the TV built in to the remote as well. 




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  Reply # 1115721 26-Aug-2014 10:42
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Thanks guys, I appreciate you taking the time to give me your thoughts.

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