Panasonic DMR-HWT230 Smart 1TB Freeview HD Twin Recorder

Product information

The Panasonic DMR-HWT230 puts Blu-ray movies, HD TV and apps all in one place. Recording is made easy with the user-friendly programme guide, while twin Freeview HD tuners help you to avoid annoying timetable clashes. Thanks to DLNA, it’s also possible to stream media straight from devices on your home network.

Key benefits:

  • Because the recorder is equipped with two HD digital tuners, two different TV programmes can be recorded simultaneously.

  • By registering at new Panasonic Remote Recording Service, you can navigate and search on the EPG and set timer-recording of TV programme using a smartphone or tablet. Using this service while watching TV, you can set a different programme for recording without interrupting the one you’re watching.

  • Send a recorded programme or live broadcast to your Android Tablet or iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch wirelessly, then watch the content wherever you like in your home.

  • With up to 260 hours of HD recording there's space for a whole selection of episodes and movies.

  • Faster operation and start-up times. The EPG displays, Direct Navigator appears, and the tray opens quickly after pressing the button. This is the fastest DIGA operation ever.

  • The DMR-HWT230 is equipped with DLNA so recorded programmes and AVCHD and JPEG data archived on the 1TB HDD can be enjoyed in a separate room. FLAC, WMV, AVCHD, JPEG, and MP3s can also be played from a computer.

3D Ready
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Dolby Digital
H5.2 x W30 x D17.9mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Internet Ready Information Internet enabled devices allow you access to a wealth of online content through Wi-Fi, dongle or Ethernet connection.
Yes - via Ethernet connection
Model name / number
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x HDMI, 2x USB, Ethernet, SD Card
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

Panasonic DMR-HWT230 Smart 1TB Freeview HD Twin Recorder 3.7 5 14 14
Panasonic DMR-HWT230 1TB Previously had a Humax Device which was becoming unreliable. This is a far better & much quieter piece of equipment, seems very reliable to date. When tuning it asks you which region ie NW so avoids unwanted adjacent regions (Welsh was a problem previously). More complicated that my previous Recorder since it has lots of extra facilities. Iplayer works great but You Tube so slow it is unusable. Despite this highly recommended. 09 December 2014
Easy to use and reliable so far Bought to replace a similar 1Tb Humax which I had to return to JLP due to numerous faults (see review). This one was easier to set up, it has a visible front panel so one can tell when it is on or recording (the other didn't# and so far it has behaved impeccably. An Ethernet cable is necessary to connect to the internet, but this works fine with a Powerline Adapter, and I have successfully watched BBC iPlayer programmes even with our slow 2Mbps broadband connection. One minor gripe is that an HDMI cable is necessary to connect to the TV, yet this is not included in the box #so I had to run down to the local shops to buy one before I could install it). Shame the JL assistant didn't point this out or I could have bought one there. 01 December 2014
A curate's egg - good in parts This is good - except it does not have Channel 4 on Demand or ITV Player which is a serious drawback. There are loads of TV internet channels but they are mostly foreign and of no interest. I only bought it today and am debating whether to return it to John Lewis 10 November 2014
Good recorder, terrible smart device I bought one of these recently and took it back last week. It was fine as a Freeview recorder. A little frustrating to use at times but that's probably just a comparison with the one it was replacing with which I'm more familiar. It fell down when it came to using the internet functions. Both BBC iPlayer and Netflix were incredibly slow to start up and sluggish to respond when running. Worse than that, though, was that it wasn't possible to watch anything via the internet if even a single programme was recording off Freeview. I'd gone for this model largely because of its in-built WiFi, iPlayer and Netflix. I soon found that it was more convenient to keep using my XBox for these functions and that's when I decided to take it back. On the plus side, the customer service from John Lewis was great and I'm now looking on the site for alternatives. 15 October 2014
Good I bought this to replace an old broken PVR, so far it has performed well and I have experienced no problems. It looks good, is compact and unusually these days comes with a printed guide so I do not have to keep looking on the internet to see how to work it. Picture quality through my Sony tv is very good and the BBC iplayer is an added bonus although I hope that later other iplayers eg 4OD will be added. 12 August 2014
Good It's the first hard disc recorder I've had and I'm impressed with it, only thing is I have series record on some tv shows but it seems to lose it some times so I have to reselect record series. 06 August 2014
Panasonic DMR-HWT230 Recorder I purchased this recorder to replace an 8-yr old Panasonic recorder mainly for the large disk space and ability to record 2 programmes simultaneously (I also have Sky+HD which covers all my on-demand requirements). It was easy to setup and does exactly what it says on the tin so completely happy with it. 04 June 2014
Panasonic DMR-HWT230 Smart 1TB Freeview HD Twin Recorder The unit was easy to install and set up but needs a bit of help to be able to programme and use. Recording quality excellent. 27 May 2014
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