Not Compatible With A Lot Of Things & Won't Record Cd's Etc
Not as good as my 12y/o panasonic recorder, it could do anything & play anything . Remotes not as easy to use as old one. This model won't play half of my music & photos & videos on my usb sticks, not compatible with much.
Purchased in July 2021 at Harvey Norman for $375.00.
Now I can view Wimbledon recorded in full HD!!
Needed to upgrade DVD recorder from SD to receive HD TV channels.
Latest Panasonic was ideal. Great product and easy to instal. Now I can sleep through late night Wimbledon matches and watch next day recorded in full HD.
So let down by this product.
I would never have bought dmr pwt 560 if I knew it will not play movies etc that the dmr Panasonic had not recorded itself, omg how restrictive is that Panasonic.
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman Big Buys for $500.00.
Glad I didn't read the other reviews before purchasing, as I probably wouldn't have had I done so
Just read a recent review regarding this product - Wish I'd read all this before I purchased this one.....
I purchased mine because the LG Twin HD Tuner I already had wasn't compatible with my new LG smart tv.
The only issues I have with it so far is that every time I turn it on, it tells me it has found new channels, when in fact there aren't that many new channels being added to the broadcast network every day or less*, and the problem of when I play it forward 1.3x speed, the volume increases substantially which is a bit annoying.
*Logged with Panasonic support, waiting for contact from them.
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $380.00.
Wish I'd read all this before I purchased this one.....
Just bought this for some 80+y olds stuck in their villa with nothing to do..... after a good experience with my 5-6 yo early version I just walked into Harvey Norman and said 'shut-up and take my money'....
Set it up for them.... gave them a run through, few examples of operation... then it happened :o
went to set a time to record a program 4 hours from now,.... and it blitzed the whole channel, setting the timer for each and every show for the next 24-30 hours.... then it proceeded to tell me that selected times were clashing, rectify the selected times... but it wouldn't let me delete any shows.
We just had to turn it off and wait for the calendar day to pass.... and turn it back on again...
What The Hell Was That All About????
Purchased in April 2020 at Harvey Norman for $495.00.
I just wanted to play dvds.
Call me old fashioned but I watch movies on DVD. So I bought my 2nd Panasonic DVD player and thought it would be nice to have the facility to record as well if needed. Compared to my 11 year old DVD player, this new one loads slower, takes several minutes to turn the TV on, doesn't remember where you were up to (to return later) and now it's not loading some DVDs. Very unsatisfied with the product. It seems like many hifi products, as technology improves, the quality deteriorates.
Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys for $457.00.
HD Is getting extremely hot to the point its effecting its ability to function. It sits on a clean dust free area by its self. Shuts down, freezes, icon spins then resets. At first I gave my internet company a ripping but I have now found its the unit when coming to streaming, and we may only watch a movie three times a week I have placed it up on blocks so it has cool air underneath but still getting hot. I have the older models and never had a problem spent a motza on this small light box but seems inferior. I do love it when it was working I...would give it 5 stars, its way quicker than its predecessors but they are still going and this one is not two years old. The store said unfortunately because its out of warranty they cant do anything. Even when its switched off in standby the base is hot to touch. Kids are missing it. Never had a problem with Panasonic before I still have a LCD cruising along magically. Any ideas anyone???
Purchased in May 2018 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $598.00.
Not what the customer, what National say you have to have
The format used on the USB HDD is only usable with National equipment at the moment.
If you store programmes on the USB HDD you can not save or play them on any other equipment but National as the format is not generic as with other recorders.
After purchasing a USB HDD for about one third the price of the unit, I find that my computer will not read the USB HDD due to National's choice of formatting. I can only see the USB HDD as a trick to supply a large enough HDD in the recorder and let the buyer pay for extra storage than can not be used ...
Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances.
won't play movies from external USB Hard drive
won't play movies from external USB Hard drive as it wants you to register the drive, but to do so it wants to delete everything on drive. copied all data of the External drive, registered drive with unit plugged back into computer to put all data back on drive and now it is not compatible or recognized by computer.... now have to pay money to get external drive fixed bought unit in late October 2019. will be returning for different brand and product
Purchased in October 2019 at Harvey Norman for $495.00.
I think it great ,however there is a problem
Bought this unit to upgrade a 12 year old model that is still working just fine ,but it can’t scan in the newer HD channels and can only records one program .this model appears to work very well ,except for the fact that when I delete a recorded program it deletes the scheduled program as well .it seems that I have to remember to reschedule a program that is on the programed list ??? Am I doing something wrong when I delete ,or when I set up a program link ?
Purchased in June 2019.
Hmmm ..., not completely satisfied
This is my 3rd Panasonic Blu-Ray recorder and I'm still not 100% satified. Once it's up and running it works well but it just won't connect to the t.v. straight off the bat. It turns on and say 'Hello' and then nothing. I have to wait 5 mins or more for it to revert back to the time and then if I press the power button again it will connect. I find this super frustrating but have checked and re-checked the cableling etc and it's all in order. The other thing I find rather strange is that my 1st Bly-Ray recorder of almost 9 years ago (which was ...the best by far) was the only one where you could 'eject' the DVD via the remote control. One would think that after all this time, technology would allow you to do this. Aside from these couple of things, I am pretty happy with it but as to how long it will last is anyone's guess. Given the price of the Blu-Ray recorders and the fact that there is very little to choose from out there, I doubt I will be replacing for a 4th time. I will just buy a DVD player for which there is a lot more to choose from.
Purchased in February 2019 at Myer Retail Stores for $449.00.
Won't find simple Free to Air channels
My unit can't find any of the channel 7 channels (Prime in my rural area) when tuning the channels and loses SBS and all it's companion channels regularly - even though the signal strength through the TV and the 2 other TVs in my house is at 100%. I have had no luck with the Panasonic support line as the operator claimed that Channel 7 is not a free channel and as such, the blu ray player can't pick up the signal? Still looking for a solution but if one isn't found soon I'll have to make the 4 hour round trip back to the shop to exchange it for something that will work as intended :(
Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman for $509.95.
Not good enough
Cannot watch Netflix or You Tube if recording anything. Unit goes into a self check mode and shuts down. Will be calling Panasonic for a fix or returning to the retailer for a refund
Purchased in May 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Don't buy this product if you want to watch DVDs
Don't buy this product if you want to watch DVDs as it doesn't memorize where you are up to on the disc allowing you to watch it later from where you left off- this is infuriating and even cheap DVD players have this facility. I spoke to Panasonic who were patronizing and dismissive and told me that product was working to specification - surely most people would expect a machine for this price to have this basic feature.
Purchased in March 2019.
company responses interesting but not good enough
interesting isn't it that Panasonic responses to the positive assessment but not to any of those experiencing problems poor form Panasonic - why not be helpful and offer assistance to those having problems and or improve the features as noted in the reviews
Purchased in January 2019.
Questions & Answers
why does my player get stuck on a loop when turn on only way to to fix is to take out from power point as it has no button to turn off completely
thanks will try
my blu-ray hdd recorder DMR-PWT560 when turned on get stuck on hello and wont startup unless i pull out the power as it has no off button to turn competely why does it get stuck on a loop thanks
I don't know why it's stuck on hello but there is an on/off switch on top right hand corner next to cd door open/close button. On my old panasonic recorder ( which was much better than this one ) if it went haywire I had to press & hold down this button for 10 seconds to reset it. I hope this helps.. Brian.
Hi Marian, sorry to hear you are having this issue, please give our customer service team a call on 132600 and they will assist you in getting this resolved.
Is there an index of settings under shipping condition that I can open so I can find "region"
Hi Glen, best to give our customer service team a call on 132600.
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