Panasonic DMR-HWT230 - can it record from external source?


Standard Member
I have just purchased one of these to replace my Panny EX75 and was wondering whether it could be set to record from an external source i.e. HDMI1 (The EX75 could record from an external source like AV1)
It would be nice to be able to record from Sky directly onto this box so I am not using up all my Sky+HD box disk space :)


Distinguished Member
You can't record from HDMI on any source that has HDCP copy protection, this includes all HD broadcast channels. The HDMI socket on the EX75 will be an output not an input. The new box appears to a Freeview PVR, in common with any other it will only record from it's digital tuners. Only boxes with a DVD/Bluray recorder will record from an external analogue input.

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