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Panasonic DMR-BW880 Blu-ray recorder review

For DIY recording in HD, you can't beat a Blu-ray recorder

By  from TechRadar Issue 186
Product Type
Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder
Scan Format
1080p
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH, WEEE
Ethernet
Yes
Digital Tuner
DVB-T (MPEG2)
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
DLNA Certified
Yes
Media Formats
BD-RE, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-RW
Digital Audio Optical Out
Yes
Sound System
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES
Number of Discs
1
Brand Name
Panasonic
Audio Formats
MP3, CD-DA, AAC
Video Formats
BD Video, DVD Video, H.264, AVCHD, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG, DivX HD, AVI
Scanning Modes
Progressive Scan
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Fast Ethernet
Operating Power Consumption
36 W
Standby Power Consumption
7 W
DVI
Yes
Maximum HDD Recording Time
1 Month
Maximum DVD Recording Time
14.33 Hour
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Yes
Maximum BD Recording Time
4 Day
Video Signal Format
NTSC, PAL
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height
66 mm
Width
430 mm
Depth
238 mm
Picture Control
Zoom
Image Formats
JPEG
Features
Time Shift, BD Live, Bonus View
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
DMR-BW880
Product Name
DMR-BW880 HD Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Input Voltage
220 V AC
Manufacturer Part Number
DMRBW880
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

DIGA's H.264 encoder compresses the recorded programmes at a lower bit rates but retain its high-definition resolution. The images are crisp and clear due to advanced compression technologies that are optimized to match each scene. 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 color data with twice the accuracy of conventional systems to keep colors faithful and sharp.

Package Contents
  • DMR-BW880 HD Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 2 x Batteries for Remote Control
  • 1 x AC Mains Lead
  • 1 x RF Coaxial Cable
Remote Control
Yes
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
3.10 kg

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