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Up to 684hrs of High Definition recording capacity - Enabling you to capture your favourite TV moments, whether they are broadcast in stunning HD or standard definition. You can also use the huge recording capacity to save Music, Digital Still Photos and Home Videos recorded on standard or high definition camcorders.
More than just a Hard Disc Drive Recorder, a complete archiving solution - A built-in 1TB capacity HDD means you can easily record your favourite TV programmes without the fear of running out of space. But the BWT720 offers so much more. With its recordable Blu-ray and DVD drive you also have the option to save and archive hours of your precious family moments or digital photos. Not only can you upload digital photos or videos to the BWT720 but you can also produce copies on disc for the rest of the family to share and enjoy. If you already own a digital camera or camcorder, the BWT720 is an ideal companion for storing and sharing your treasured recordings.
Capture all 3D opportunities whether they are broadcasts or filmed by you - If you want to capture the Freeview 3D broadcasts from the BBC , Panasonic HD recorders are just the ticket. Or if you own a 3D camera or camcorder, you can save your 3D content to the internal Hard Disc Drive by just connecting to the USB input or inserting the SD card from the camera or camcorder. (Limited Freeview HD 3D programming has been announced by the BBC but may be subject to change.)
Flexibility to record two programmes at the same time - With the three main TV providers, BBC, ITV and Ch4, now offering great HD programming for free, you need the flexibility to be able to record and watch more than one at a time. Whether you want to record two different channels at once or record one HD programme whilst watching another, having two HD tuners on-board makes it all possible. You can even watch a recording you made earlier at the same time as two other recordings are taking place, leaving you free to control what to watch when it suits you.
Smart functionality for a digital broadcast era - Freeview+ functionality gives you some very smart features to look after your TV recordings: Twin Digital Tuner - ensures that when two programmes clash it never becomes an issue. Pause and Rewind Live TV - gives you the chance to review and replay a part of live action, or pause the action while you deal with an interruption. Series Record - notifies you when the programme you want to record is part of a series and sets the rest of the series to record automatically so that you never miss an episode. Accurate Recording via Guide Link - if a programme offers "Guide Link" it means that even if the start or end time changes, the programme is tracked and the recording time will be changed automatically to match the new time. Split Event Recording - even if the programme you set to record is interrupted by and continues after the news, no problem, both parts of the programme will still be recorded. Overlap Recording Resolve - even with two tuners, sometimes there may be a third programme that you simply can't miss. Don't worry, Panasonic Freeview+ recorders scan the programme listings to find a different time when that programme is repeated and set the recorder accordingly.
Press the GUIDE button and almost instantly you can view the EPG - New for 2012 is the 7-day Electronic Programme Guide with picture window that enables you to carry on watching your TV channel whilst surfing through the channel list. You can see what programmes are on now and what's coming up over the next 7 days. You can also set the timer to record your chosen programme or series.
Full High Definition resolution by 'Frame Sequential' 3D Blu-ray playback - The amazing picture quality of Blu-ray Disc is due to the increased number of pixels in each frame of the image. Full High Definition requires 1920 x 1080 pixels (that's about 5x more resolution than DVD) and exactly matches the resolution of Full HD TVs. However, 3D movies display twice as many frames as 2D due to the slightly different information contained in the right eye and left eye images. Only Blu-ray 3D discs can store Full HD for the left eye and Full HD for the right eye and deliver them alternately to the screen in rapid sequential frames. This means that none of the stunning resolution and depth of Full HD is lost when watching 3D.
Watch 2D images in 3D - Of course it's going to take time to build your collection of 3D movies. So Panasonic offer 2D-3D Conversion that enables conversion of regular 2D DVDs and Blu-ray Discs into 3D images with natural depth perception. Watch your prized DVD movie collection in 3D for even greater viewing enjoyment. You can also convert from the on-line VIERA Connect services into 3D.
A whole host of on-line entertainment delivered to your TV - By connecting this device to your Broadband router, you can access a wide range of internet services such as catch-up TV, sports news, weather info, movies-on-demand and games. Viera Connect not only offers users greater convenience but greatly enhances enjoyment as well. Now, you can enjoy an even wider variety of Internet content with family and friends from the comfort of your living room.
Enjoy free family-to-family video calls in your living room - VIERA Connect with Skype lets you enjoy real-time free video calls on a large screen with far away family and friends by displaying their images on the TV. Also available is a unique Auto Answering Video Message function. Skype requires the optional Communication Camera TY-CC20.
Stream recorded content to other DLNA compatible products around your home - Not only can the recorder act as a DLNA client that lets you enjoy music, videos or digital photos from a Windows 7 PC for example, but it can also be a DLNA server that pushes recorded files from its internal Hard Disc Drive to other DLNA devices in the home such as a networked Panasonic Blu-ray player or TV. Recorded TV programmes, HD video content or digital photos can all be accessed and enjoyed in another room over the network. (Some TV programmes may be restricted for copy protection purposes.)
Easily connect to a wireless home network - A Wi-Fi system is built right into the main unit so you can enjoy VIERA Connect without having to use a LAN cable or use a wireless LAN adaptor. A wireless LAN environment is required.