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Is this model significantly different to the PANASONIC DMR-PWT635. I simply wish to record tv progs. and playback DVD'S / Blue ray discs 3 Nov 2014
Both models have a twin tuner freeview 1tb hard drive so no problem to record tv programmes onto both. Both also play blu rays and dvd's. The main difference is that the BWT720 will also record on to dvd's and blu ray discs. By the way, the 720 is an old model. Latest version is the 740.
While watching live TV, this recorder has the annoying habit of visually reminding you that a recording is about to start, stopping the watched prog. 11 Nov 2014
If two recordings have been scheduled to start at the same time and you happen to be watching a 3rd channel, you will be warned shortly before the second scheduled recording starts and switched automatically to one of the channels that is being recorded when it does. This is because the PVR has only two tuners and each tuner gets tied up with one of the recordings. In short, it is not possible to watch a third channel while two other channels are being recorded. Further more, this same issue occurs when two recordings are scheduled back to back on the same channel, for a minute or two both tuners are tied up recording the same channel. At this point it seems as if the PVR has a single tuner that is stuck in a single channel. You should not get such reminders when only one recording is being made in the background. Other PVRs like the "now rather old" Topfield 5800 PVR did not have this limitation, it was possible to watch other channles at the same time that two recordings were being made as long as the channel being watched was being delivered by the same MUX as one of the channels being recorded. Note also that trying to record programmes and use the internet functionality of the PVR at the same time is problematic, in the past I have been kicked off Netflix because a scheduled recording is about to start.
When I turn on the Panasonic television will start and the blu ray but then the blu ray turns itself off.When turning back on is fine. 24 Apr 2015
Sorry I don't know. Check out the menu of all your equipment for any possible explanation.
when I record on ITV 3 one hour uses just 15 minutes of HDD time.Does this mean I can transfer 4 times as many hours on to a BD as HD? 9 Oct 2014
No. ITV3 is standard definition so uses a lot less space. You could convert the file to a variety of standards for both BVD and Blue ray as of course you can for high definition. You can only convert to the same standard or downwards to get more on the disc. Good luck.
what hdd recorders are compatible with this ? 13 Nov 2013
If your asking if you can transfer recorded material to other recorders the answer is yes if connected with scart lead. However this will only be in XP format not HD, however it was originally recorded . I hope this answers your question. Yours A newbold
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