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Panasonic DMR-BS750EBK Twin Freesat Tuners 250GB HDD Blu-ray Recorder


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  • High Definition Recording & Playback onto Blu-ray DiscTM and HDD
  • Compatible with VIERA CAST (YouTubeTM, PicasaTM etc)
  • Faithful and Sharp Colour Reproduction with PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus/ P4HD
  • Compatible with Freesat+
  • VIERA Link (HDAVI Control4)

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 43 x 5.9 cm ; 3.2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: DMR-BS750EBK
  • ASIN: B001Y8Y7XI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,350 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

HD Everything
Panasonic allows you complete access to the breathtaking world of High Definition and all its possibilities. A world where you can pause, record and rewind all your favourite channels with freesat+. Where you can watch Blu-ray films in stunning HD, and stay connected by streaming content direct from the internet. With Panasonic you can access, manage, store and share all this HD content effortlessly.

Record 2 Channels at Once
Recording and Viewing Freedom with freesat+ Twin Tuner.

With more than 140 digital TV and radio channels to choose from it’s fairly likely that at some point you’ll want to record two programmes broadcast at the same time.

The freesat+ Twin Tuner allows you the freedom to do this and offers a multitude of other viewing and recording options.

You can watch one programme and record another. Record two programmes at once. Watch a Blu-ray disc while recording two other programmes. Watch a recording from HDD while recording two programmes.

freesatfreesat+ EPG
The freesat+ EPG organises channels into easy to use categories with this 8-day on-screen programme guide.

Find what you want at the touch of a button and save all your favourites so they’re easy to find.

Set the timer to record just once and each programme in the series will automatically be recorded. Recorded series’ are easily located as they are automatically archived in the same folder.

Even if the broadcast schedule changes, programmes are correctly and completely recorded.

Full HD Recording and Playback
In DR mode you can record a digital broadcast signal, without the slightest change in quality, directly to your HDD. The precise Full HD picture quality, 5.1ch surround sound, subtitle and audio description, all recorded perfectly and ready to view.

5.1ch Surround Sound Recording and Playback
The Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound signal embedded in HD broadcasts can also be recorded.

By adding an AV receiver and speaker system, you can enjoy recordings complete with 5.1-channel surround sound.

Subtitle and Audio Description Recording and Playback
The Blu-ray Disc™/High Definition DVD Recorder can record the subtitle and audio description data that is included with some digital broadcasts.

Because these are also recorded digitally, they can be switched on or off during playback.* Only for DR mode.

H.264 Encoder
Panasonic’s original H.264 Encoder responds to the movement in a video image and compresses it so that the recorded image is as clear and vivid as possible.

H.264 conversion recording is particularly convenient if you want to save space on your HDD or want to record a number of programmes onto a Blu-ray Disc™.

PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus
PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus is a high quality image processing technology developed to precisely process each pixel of the Blu-ray Disc™ video signal.

It reproduces colour data with twice the accuracy of conventional systems to keep colours faithful and sharp.

High Precision 4:4:4
When viewed on a high end VIERA TV model, which features 4:4:4 signal compatibility, it recreates images with the original film quality to further enhance movie enjoyment.

P4HD (Pixel Precision Progressive Processing for HD)
The Panasonic-unique P4HD technology processes more than 15 billion pixels per second, generating each pixel correctly according to information obtained from up to 60 surrounding pixels, and applies the optimum processing to every pixel in the video data on the disc.

The result is images with exceptional resolution.

1080/24p Playback
This means movie images from a Blu-ray Disc™ are reproduced in their original 24p form, with no need for conversion. Watch movies as though you were at a movie theatre.

 

Product Description

Multi Region Panasonic DMR-BS750EBK Twin Freesat Tuners 250GB HDD Blu-ray Recorder (Multi Region only on the DVD section not Blu ray) + Free Gold Plated HDMI Cable only offered by Avtastic HD Everything Panasonic allows you complete access to the breathtaking world of High Definition and all its possibilities. A world where you can pause, record and rewind all your favourite channels with freesat+. Where you can watch Blu-ray films in stunning HD, and stay connected by streaming content direct from the internet. With Panasonic you can access, manage, store and share all this HD content effortlessly. Record 2 Channels at Once Recording and Viewing Freedom with freesat+ Twin Tuner. With more than 140 digital TV and radio channels to choose from it's fairly likely that at some point you'll want to record two programmes broadcast at the same time. The freesat+ Twin Tuner allows you the freedom to do this and offers a multitude of other viewing and recording options. You can watch one programme and record another. Record two programmes at once. Watch a Blu-ray disc while recording two other programmes. Watch a recording from HDD while recording two programmes.

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132 of 133 people found the following review helpful By james19635 on 28 Nov 2009
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So far I'm impressed with this box. The Freesat+ (series link) function works well, if you select a program from the guide that is also available in HD it asks if you want to record the HD version. You can record two channels while watching a disc. You can copy from the internal hard drive to blu-ray or DVD with ease. If you're copying to blu-ray it is very fast. There is also the ability to record at a lower quality, i.e. re-encode the video. This is done in "real-time" so it takes a while. There do seem to be, what I think, are omissions. There doesn't seem to be the option to copy video from the hard drive to a USB stick or SD card.

Setting the unit up was very easy and quick.

Video quality seems excellent, though I've only used the HDMI connection, so can't comment on the other outputs (SACRT, component and S-Video).

Start-up of blu-ray discs isn't that fast, but I'd say it's on a par with other blu-ray players I've seen. What is slow, is the length of time it takes to power on, and response to the remote is a little slugish.

The only down sides to this unit are the slightly confusing array of recording modes (they are: DR, HG, HX, HE, HL, XP, SP, LP, EP, FR) and the disc types supported for recording (they are: BD-RE, BD-R, BD-RE DL, BD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW) and the combinations of allowed recording modes and disc types.

It is worth mentioning that the HD transmissions from ITV and BBC are copy protected. Depending on what has been encoded, it may be possible to only copy a recording from HD to disc once, or not at all in HD quality. Copies in SD seem to not be limited.

This is quite an expensive unit, but considering how many other boxes to does away with, I think it's worth it.
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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Machine_Silver on 19 Jan 2010
An amazing, feature rich step up from my previous analogue Panasonic HDD recorder. The unit has a really well thought out user interface and the setting up of timer recording from the program guide is childs play. A fantastic piece of kit which I am really pleased to have bought.

Unit connects to the TV via HDMI port and is DIGA and Viera Link compatible so all functions to and from any compatible Panasonic Viera TV go via this single cable. At last, no more rats nest of cabling and separate boxes!

The unit has two Freesat dish inputs and you need to connect both of these in order to take advantage of the twin tuners. If you have TV with built in Freesat, you need three feeds from your dish, one to the TV and two to the recorder, then you can record two programs while watching a third simultaneously (if you want to of course!) The direct TV record feature works very well.

I have been impressed that much of the functionality of the managing, editing and copying recorded programs has been carried forward from earlier models. Functions are very similar to my old analogue unit (c. 2002) so learning to use the new one has been really easy and intuitive.

If I am honest, the remote could have been laid out a little bit better. Some of the functions could be a little easier to get to from the remote, i.e. selecting input source or switching drives and switching bewteen Freesat and Othersat modes is a bit long winded. But, having said that this is a bit subjective and you do get used to it quite quickly so I won't mark it down for this.

If you do buy this unit though, be aware that it does not have DVB-T Freeview or analogue tuners so there is no terestrial aerial input.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. M. Lathwell on 17 Jun 2010
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I'm already on my second one of these as the FreeSat tuners packed in on my original purchase after a fortnight. Thankfully Amazon were as helpful as always and my new machine is busy working away.

It is very easy to set up and get started. Reading the manual will be essential for some of the functionality, particularly if you're unfamiliar with Panasonic machines. If, like me, you're hooking this up to a Viera TV then you should find that everything is automatically set up in no time and you're ready to start watching and recording.

As well as the FreeSat channels you do have the facility to scan for other satellite channels although these will not have program guide functionality and having flicked through the additional 500+ channels it detected I quickly found that these mostly consisted of the same channels on FreeSat but in a dizzying array of local regions, the same channels you're never likely to watch on FreeSat and an awful lot of radio stations. That said there are a lot of ethnic channels which may be of interest to some.

I find the machine itself to suffer from a slow start up (not unusual for Panasonic) but it's also pretty slow in reposnding to the remote control, far more so than their DVD/HDD machines. As someone accustomed to a faster response it does become irritating wondering if the machine has actually acted upon your instructions or not. It's the only real complaint I have as the machine lives up to my expectations in all other respects and it's particularly handy being able to "pause" live TV (in truth it's just temporarily storing data to your HDD) and having the ability to record two different channels simultaneously.

If they could sort out the reaction time this would have got 5 stars from me but if you're a little more patient than I am you won't go far wrong with this.
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