Updated 10 Jun 2014

Panasonic

DMR-BWT835

Snapshot: The Panasonic DMR-BWT835 blu-ray player can act as a media hub. What’s it like to use?

DMR-BWT835
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$888

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Test results

Overall score
89

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Can stream content from a hard drive via USB or from any home LAN.
  • Has a 1TB hard drive.

But

  • Only plays content that’s recorded to a USB HDD.
  • Expensive.
  • Can’t be accessed from a mobile device.
  • No HDMI cable.

How we test

Overall score is for ease of use. This includes installing the hardware, setting-up and configuration, and using the remote control.

Price guide is taken from a May 2014 online price survey.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$888

Specifications

HxWxD (mm)
65 x 430 x 250
Weight (kg)
2.90
Internal HDD
1TB
WiFi type
802.11n
Max video resolution
1080p

Features

Streams video (over a LAN)
Streams photos (over a LAN)
Streams internet radio
RSS feeds
×
Streams YouTube (via app)
DLNA functionality
Web browsing
×
Mobile device access
Add internal hard drive
×
Connect external HDD
Integrated BitTorrent client
×

Connection

Ethernet (10/100)
1
HDMI
1
Composite RCA (R, W, Y)
no
Toslink
1
USB 2.0
2 (only content recorded to a USB HDD by the unit can be played)
Memory card reader
SD/SDHC

More Info

Notes
Displays content from Android devices via Diga app

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