HD PVR + Blu-ray recorder price comparison: Panasonic vs. Sony vs. LG

We compare the price, features and image quality of HD PVRs/Blu-ray recorders from Sony, LG and Panasonic

HD PVRs and Blu-ray recorders are hard drive-equipped entertainment systems that let you record television in high-definition. Most models come with useful additional features, including 1080p DVD upscaling, inbuilt digital TV tuners, multimedia support (DivX, MP3, JPG, etc) and access to popular websites such as YouTube.

[See also: Blu-ray player price comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic.]

If you're looking to buy a HD PVR or Blu-ray recorder, take a look at these popular models from Sony, LG and Panasonic (to read our in-depth review, click on the accompanying photos). Make sure to compare the price, features and image quality of each product -- some are better than others.

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Panasonic DMR-XW480

Despite its sluggish and unfriendly user interface, the Panasonic DMR-XW480 remains a top-notch PVR/DVD recorder.

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  • 19th Nov., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Panasonic
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent DVD and television playback, lots of useful features including DivX playback and Web functionality, good build quality
  • Cons:
  • Remote is overly complicated, menu is unwieldy and sluggish
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