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UK: Panasonic Blu-ray Player Has HDD and Freesat Tuners

Nikopol
02-25-2009, 09:29 AM
Panasonic Blu-ray Player Has HDD and Freesat Tuners

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:53:47 GMT | by Shane McGlaun

Topic: Home Entertainment
Panasonic Blu-ray Player Has HDD and Freesat Tuners

Panasonic has released a new Blu-ray player model number DMR-BS850 that offers the typical Blu-ray capabilities along with a couple new features. The player has an internal l HDD and dual Freesat tuners.

That means the player can act as a dual tuner DVR for Freesat feeds allowing you to watch one show and record another. Personally, I think with today's user we need to be moving to triple tuner DVRs.

Both of the tuners are Freesat+ capable allowing you to pause and rewind live programs and are HD ready. A lower-end unit with a single tuner retails for 250 but expect the dual tuner, Blu-ray version to cost as much as three times that much at launch.

http://uk.i4u.com/article23408.html
http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/article/2009/2/25/panasonic-launches-blu-ray-recorders-twin-freesat/

(posting here for eventual discussion about the effects such an integrated products could have on HD adoption ;) )

Lee Stewart
02-25-2009, 09:38 AM
Who cares about the UK! This is America!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x66/LeeAStewart/850-world-map.jpg

Pussies! :lol:

MikeRox
02-25-2009, 09:40 AM
Ooooh that sounds sweet. Especially as Panasonic have been releasing some of the better stand alone BD players. Could be just the ticket for me when I finally go somewhere long term and can have a dish hanging off the wall. :lol:

Lee, that map is the wrong way around. Britain > World - US = Pussies :p *runsawayveryfast*

Lee Stewart
02-25-2009, 09:45 AM
Panasonic DMR-BS850 Blu-ray & Freesat DVR gets priced

Obviously there’s the usual ability to schedule recordings, watch live TV while recording something else, or pause TV when the phone rings or you’re forced to answer a call of nature. So the only hiccup, then, is the price, which according to Panasonic will come in at around 1,000 ($1,450). That’s a lot of money, but then you do get plenty of media playing, recording and shuffling equipment for your cash.

http://www.slashgear.com/panasonic-dmr-bs850-blu-ray-freesat-dvr-gets-priced-2535639/

EEK on that price!

BTW - lots of pictures at that link

Nikopol
02-25-2009, 09:47 AM
This isn't a BD recorder, is it? That's ... pretty .... stupid, if you can't make a BD from the stuff you record on the HDD.

And Lee, a pussy can be a very frightening thing for some people.... :lol:

MikeRox
02-25-2009, 09:48 AM
Tis a very high price, but one that will no doubt be discounted quickly. I'd wager it'll be sub 700 by the end of the year at online retailers, which is when I'd pounce. Worth it just to have everything like that in one box.

sigill
03-02-2009, 12:47 PM
Tis a very high price, but one that will no doubt be discounted quickly. I'd wager it'll be sub 700 by the end of the year at online retailers, which is when I'd pounce. Worth it just to have everything like that in one box.

No doubt this looks like a sweet piece of kit.I think you are right that the price will be discounted very quickly. I remember the first BD player that came out over here, the Samsung BDP-1000. It was 999 at first and within 3 months you could pick it up online for 599. Hopefully the same thing will happen with this Panasonic.

kamspy
03-02-2009, 03:47 PM
What size is the HDD?

Could be a good solution at the price Mike estimated it will eventually street.

I'd love to see one come over here - just add BD/DVD burning for the stuff on the DVR and I'll shell out $1k for it.

sigill
03-02-2009, 05:06 PM
I didn't see the HDD size? The machine is a nice size, a lot smaller than i thought it would be.

Lee Stewart
03-02-2009, 07:36 PM
I didn't see the HDD size? The machine is a nice size, a lot smaller than i thought it would be.

Panasonic DMR-BS850 Blu-ray Writer With Dual Digital Satellite TV Tuner

Filed in Video Gadgets on Feb 27, 2009

Panasonic will launch their latest Blu-Ray Writer, the DMR-BS850 Blu-ray burner/writer that comes with an interesting feature - a dual digital satellite TV tuner to tune UK’s Freesat service. The very good news is that you can use Panasonic DMR-BS850 Blu-ray Burner to burn home recorded HD/SD files into a Blu-Ray disc.

Panasonic DMR-BS850 also equipped with internal hard drive with capacity of 500GB (DMR-BS850) or 250GB (DMR-BS750) for recording purpose, and you can use SD card or USB for watching the movie files inside your memory card or external hard drive / flash drive.

It’s a cool player, but cool stuff sometimes is pretty expensive. Panasonic DMR-BS850 will cost you around 1000 (S850 series) but still no actual pricing yet.

(via GadgetReview)
http://www.hardwaresphere.com/2009/02/27/panasonic-dmr-bs850-blu-ray-writer-with-dual-digital-satellite-tv-tuner/

I highlighted the BD R/RE feature in blue so you guys can see it.:D

kamspy
03-03-2009, 12:12 AM
Panasonic DMR-BS850 Blu-ray Writer With Dual Digital Satellite TV Tuner


http://www.hardwaresphere.com/2009/02/27/panasonic-dmr-bs850-blu-ray-writer-with-dual-digital-satellite-tv-tuner/

I highlighted the BD R/RE feature in blue so you guys can see it.:D

Man, if not for the crappy weather and bad dentistry I'd consider moving to the U.K. just for that player.

MikeRox
03-03-2009, 02:40 AM
:lol: I'm sure the hotter less linguistic (:p) European countries will get it too.

Nikopol
03-03-2009, 06:38 AM
:lol: I'm sure the hotter less linguistic (:p) European countries will get it too.

WHAT? :lol: :lol: :lol:

MikeRox
03-03-2009, 06:54 AM
you know, those icky hot places over the water from wonderful Great Britainnia where they havn't quite properly grasped the English language fully yet :D :lol:

Nikopol
03-03-2009, 07:38 AM
:lol: 'icky hot places', you must mean Austria. OK. :lol:

We Germans like to invent 'englishy' words, that look english, sound english but aren't. We're good overachievers.... :lol: