Panasonic DMR-BS850 review

Blu-ray recorders are big news in Japan, and now they're in the UK. So what do we make of the Freesat-enabled DMR-BS850?

By  from TechRadar Issue 170

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TechRadar's verdict

"The first Blu-ray recorder in the UK, it incorporates dual Freesat tuners, BD Live and 'net access, but test results are a mixed bag: We noted unimpressive audio and video jitter (like the BD60) but generally good hi-def video performance"
For
  • Amazingly versatile
  • Superb BD record quality
  • Twin Freesat tuners
  • Viera Cast internet access
Against
  • Requires broadcasters to play ball
  • AVCHD dubs to DVD in SD
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