Panasonic DMR-BS750EBK Twin Freesat Tuners 250GB HDD Blu-ray Recorder £434.95 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Been looking at buying one of these for quite a while. Prices have started to come down from the RRP of £699. This is the cheapest I've found from a reputable seller.

Before voting cold, realise that this plays and records blu ray, and well as having a 250gb HDD and twin freesat HD receivers. This is a lot of kit in one package!

Edit : Price reduced from £449 to £436.90.
Edit : Price reduced from £436.90 to £434.95

Product Features
250GB HDD
Compatible with Freesat+
HD Recording & Playback
USB & SD Card Terminal
59mm x 430mm x 330mm
High Definition Recording & Playback onto Blu-ray DiscTM and HDD
Compatible with VIERA CAST (YouTubeTM, PicasaTM etc)
Faithful and Sharp Colour Reproduction with PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus/ P4HD
Compatible with Freesat+
VIERA Link (HDAVI Control4)
Technical Details

Playable Discs
BD-ROM
BD-Video Supporting BD-Live
BD-RE/ BD RE DL
BD-MV Yes
BD-AV Yes
JPEG Yes
BD-R/ BD-R DL
BD-MV Yes
BD-AV Yes
DVD
DVD-Video Yes
DVD-RAM
DVD Video Recording Yes
AVCHD Video Yes
JPEG Yes
DVD-R/DVD-R DL/DVD-RW
DVD-Video Yes
DVD Video Recording DVD-RW only
AVCHD Video Yes
DivX® Yes
JPEG Yes
MP3 Yes
+R/ +R DL/ +RW
AVCHD Video Yes
Video Yes
CD, CD-R/CD-RW
CD-DA yes
MP3 Yes
JPEG Yes
DivX® Yes
Recordable Discs
BD-RE, BD-RE DL
Ver.2.1 Yes
BD-R, BD-R DL
Ver.1.1 Yes
Ver.1.2 Yes
Ver.1.3 Yes
DVD-RAM
Ver.2.0 Yes
Ver.2.1 Yes
Ver.2.2 Yes
DVD-R
Ver.2.0 Yes
Ver.2.1 Yes
DVD-R DL
Ver.3.0 Yes
DVD-RW
Ver.1.1 Yes
Ver.1.2 Yes
+R
Ver.1.0 Yes
Ver.1.1 Yes
Ver.1.2 Yes
Ver.1.3 Yes
+R DL
Ver.1.0 Yes
Ver.1.1 Yes
#NAME?
Ver.1.1 Yes
Ver.1.2 Yes
Recording Format
BD-RE, BD-RE DL Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format
BD-R, BD-R DL Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format
DVD-RAM DVD Video Recording Format
DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW DVD-Video Format
USB Terminal
USB standard USB 2.0 High Speed
Playback
JPEG Yes
MP3 Yes
DivX® Yes
AVCHD Video Yes
MPEG2 Video Yes
Transfer
To HDD MPEG2 Video, AVCHD Video, JPEG, MP3
To BD-RE/-R AVCHD Video, JPEG (BD-RE)
To DVD-RAM MPEG2 Video, JPEG
SD Memory Card Slot
Comatible Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Playabck
JPEG Yes
AVCHD Video Yes
MPEG2 Video Yes
Transfer
To HDD MPEG2 Video, AVCHD Video, JPEG
To BD-RE AVCHD Video, JPEG (BD-RE)
To DVD-RAM MPEG2 Video, JPEG
From BD-RE JPEG
From HDD/DVD-RAM JPEG
Recording Time (Approximate)
Hard Disk Drive
DR Mode---HD 37h 30m (14Mbps)
DR Mode---SD 105h (5Mbps)
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#1
Nice converged device, bit too rich for me though, I'll hold out until they're £200 :-D :thumbsup:
#2
Good price and spec so hot for me.

Only issue I have is 250gb hard drive - very small for HD stuff but I suppose you can archive to BR - that is not instantly accessible in the way hard drive storage is though.
#3
The Governor
Nice converged device, bit too rich for me though, I'll hold out until they're £200 :-D :thumbsup:


Same here, I remember back when I bought the first Panasonic DVD recorder paid almost a grand for it and never used it, apart from the first 2 recordings, for something like 8 months then the prices dropped. Will hold out for a while myself but good price for those that will get the most from it now, unlike me.
#4
Excellent machine, excellent price. But like others, I will wait for the prices to be a little 'thinner'. If I had the ready cash, I would probably have brought this. Head says, 'No'; Heart says, 'Yes'.
#5
impresssssive, reasonable price, wish it had a 1tb HD
#6
as said, good convergance unit, with multi format support, but not sure i'd really need or use all that... plus i'd love mkv file support !!

btw, i htink they do make one with a larger HDD ... DMR-BS850EBK

also some info here on the larger version from a slightly disapointed owner

http://www.avforums.com/forums/dvd-blu-ray-recorders-media/1061452-panasonic-dmr-bs850ebk-causing-screen-burn-when-listening-radio.html
#7
Shame about the limitations. I heard that certain programs like Dr Who can be recorded to HDD but only recorded once to Bluray, then some sort of DRM kicks in.

Also, films in HD can't be recorded to Bluray. This is the reason my friend returned his.
#8
Would this record avchd straight from a panasonic Camcorder,
#9
My local panny shop in dorchester has been doing this ta the same price for a few weeks now, plus they are chucking in a triple pack of bluray rw disks too...if i didn't already have a humax foxsat i'd have one of these babies
#10
It's that price at Laskys too, has been for at least a few days, as I tried to get my dad to buy one online.

http://www.laskys.com/tv_and_dvd/dvd_and_blu_ray/blu_ray_hard_drive_recorders/panasonic_dmr_bs750ebk.html

But he insisted on buying in store so paid a fair bit more. Nice bit of kit though.
#11
surely it wont be long before people are opening these up and putting in 1 and 2 tb drives?
#12
999tigger
surely it wont be long before people are opening these up and putting in 1 and 2 tb drives?


I've been thinking about this Panny player too, but I think you'll find that Panasonic prevent hard disk upgrades through the firmware. You can install a larger disk but the PVR will still only see 250GB.
#13
blackrat62
Good price and spec so hot for me.

Only issue I have is 250gb hard drive - very small for HD stuff but I suppose you can archive to BR - that is not instantly accessible in the way hard drive storage is though.


Only issue is you can't record a lot of HD on to Blueray discs, so no point unless there is a way round it.
#14
You can purchase a similar device without Blu Ray for about £200 less. For example, the Humax Foxsat-HDR, which has a 320GB disk, can be had for ~£240 if not less. Bear in mind also that blank Blu Ray discs are not exactly cheap either, especially not in £ per GB terms when compared to hard drives. Add to that the faff of burning, cataloguing, storing and retrieving discs and the Blu Ray drive becomes even less attractive.

Still, it seems like a good price for an HD DVR with Blu Ray.
#15
blah blah blah - does it play VHS though, they are the future
#16
Also been looking at this. The reviews seem to suggest the EPG and menus are clunky, and no instant rewind (although you can pause). I have also looked at the Humax which looks good.

I currently have a Humax freeview PVR and a panny HDD/DVD recorder (which can also record from external sources). I also have an old sky box just picking up whats free (which we don't really use anymore). The Humax PVR is good but misses a lot of series link stuff for no apparent reason, and I have heard the freesat version is much better for this. However, I am toying with buying the panny because it will replace three boxes under my TV, with latest must haves - HD and blu-ray.

I think this is the first commercial blu-ray recorder, which when you consider it comes with the added bonus of having freesat HD and a HD recorder all in one unit makes it a good effort. The problem seems to be the clunky interface, and also it is first gen. Might be best waiting for the next wave.

As an aside, I have £120 of Amazon vouchers on my account.

Should I take the plunge!??
#18
£437 delivered from Amazon marketplace seller askdirect - £419 on the askdirect website but out of stock for some reason.
#19
unclecuddles
£437 delivered from Amazon marketplace seller askdirect - £419 on the askdirect website but out of stock for some reason.


Yeah I saw you could get it a bit cheaper at 3rd party sellers, but I preferred the reassurance of using a retailer I'd used before and knew would sort out any problems if they occurred.

Don't forget Nectar points as well from Amazon. 449 points is worth £2.24 I think.
#20
I havent voted either way, just thinking there might be better alternatives involving media players and hd to record to and that using bd-rw or even bd is going to be expensive till the prices tumble. Many years on the price of dvd dl and dvdrw is still quite expensive.
#21
I think I would rather opt for Sky+ HD and just backup to my PC when the drive gets full.
#22
999tigger
I havent voted either way, just thinking there might be better alternatives involving media players and hd to record to and that using bd-rw or even bd is going to be expensive till the prices tumble. Many years on the price of dvd dl and dvdrw is still quite expensive.


How much for foxsat HD recorder and then a separate decent blu ray player?
Probably more than the cost of this one unit which also writes blu rays.
Yes the discs are expensive at the moment, and to be honest I will only be using this facility to back up HD camcorder footage, so dont expect to use many blu ray discs.

I currently don't have a blu ray player, High Def recorder, dvd recorder or anyway of streaming BBCiplayer to my TV (which panasonic are creating a firmware update for their Vieracast at the moment), so this unit does alot of things that I need, plus I have a Panny Plasma and Panny HD camcorder which should sync nicely with this.

I've thought long and hard about getting HD Sky+, but it doesn't matter what offer you sign up to today, come 12 months time you'll be paying £30 pm minimum, which makes the one-off cost of this unit look very attractive.
#23
I have the Humax freesat PVR (now about £240) and upgraded the 320GB drive to 1TB disk. It's a simple 4 screw straight swap and format. I use the old drive in a USB caddy as an archive and you can playback HD direct from it. BBC i-player is great on it and ITV player is coming in April.

HD has DRM "copy once" protection on it whether it's a Panny or Humax although I believe if you record HD in non-freesat mode on the Humax you can get around it,

The Blu-ray is a nice option on the Panny but HD recording will soon eat into the 250Gb drive. I already have the award winning Panny Blu-ray player BD35 that I picked up a few months back on Currys clearance for 79.97.

Good price for this deal though. $ky HD+ is £400+ each and every year... more channels... but not ones I want to watch at that price!
#24
Not voting hot or cold because this is far to techy for me.

But, give it 18 months and I'm sure by past experience these will be £99.

I remember about 10 years ago my local Comet having the first plasma TVs for £8,000
#25
I too won't be buying it at this price.

I remembery paying £450 for a DVD player in the year 2000

I can wait.
#26
Andrewolu
I too won't be buying it at this price.

I remembery paying £450 for a DVD player in the year 2000

I can wait.


I can remember paying £550 for a Betamax recorder and then a few years on £450 for a VHS recorder, like you I can wait.:)
#27
Andrewolu
I too won't be buying it at this price.

I remembery paying £450 for a DVD player in the year 2000

I can wait.


Fair enough. I've been waiting since May last year for this product to come down in price, my benchmark was always around £400 (compared to £899 at launch).

I don't expect this product to come down to £99, look at what it offers, it will always carry a premium price tag.
#28
Even Better... only £429 now. not bad!

The good non-bluray PVRs are about £250 now so for the Blu-ray recording feature as well I cant seeing it go sub £400 too soon..... maybe £350 given time and competition and the occasional deal.
#29
Good price but I think I'll wait and see what Freeview HD is like. That's HD via your existing Ariel. It's out now so I'll check that out soon.

The first Freeview HD boxes were available last month. Freeview HD TVs will be available this month and Freeview+ HD recorders will be available later in Spring 2010. They will be a bit costly like all new technologies but they'll soon tumble.

I think Freeview HD will be the outright winner.
#30
No chance of this being £99 inside 5 years never mind 18 month,Unless you find a second hand one.
#31
retropolis
Good price but I think I'll wait and see what Freeview HD is like. That's HD via your existing Ariel. It's out now so I'll check that out soon.

The first Freeview HD boxes were available last month. Freeview HD TVs will be available this month and Freeview+ HD recorders will be available later in Spring 2010. They will be a bit costly like all new technologies but they'll soon tumble.

I think Freeview HD will be the outright winner.


Over time that might be right but a large proportion of the country wont get Freeview HD , including myself, until as late as 2012 ... That's a long wait. and if you are on a repeater transmitter you'll never get it at all so HD will only be via freesat or $ky.
#32
Price come down a little. I've updated the title to reflect the new price.
#33
they'll come down in price and some of the limitations will be taken off or work rounds, i remember paying £499 for an AKAI 6 Head VCR it was class at the time, i wonder what they'll have in 10-15 years time when we'll be laughing at these players

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