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Just looking for a new Freeview HD Recorder for my TV to work with my AMP (current one doesn't output DD over HDMI).

Came across this on the Curry's website, big saving on it, was £279.99 now £119.99.

Recent firmware update from Panasonic to improve VieraCast.

Netflix and BBC iPlayer support along with a dozen other apps.

500Gb HDD
Dual Tuner
Decent EPG
Quick to use
Easy Setup

Overall I am impressed, had a old Freeview box from Panasonic and the improvement in the Firmware is worth it alone.

I know there is no inbuilt Wifi, I'm using a bridge, have done some research and I think I can get a wifi dongle here as its the same chipset:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261065425379?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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azocarbo#21
Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but to get the HD channels would you need any kind of dish? Or are they sent over the airwaves and no dish is needed? Just a normal aerial wall socket?
SteveM79#22
azocarbo
Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but to get the HD channels would you need any kind of dish? Or are they sent over the airwaves and no dish is needed? Just a normal aerial wall socket?

this is a freeview receiver, so it just requires an aerial. Enjoy
apple21#23
got it, love it, recommend it.
Larrythelimpet#24
Just picked up the last one from Coatbridge. Can you transfer your recordings to a usb stick and then to a PC?
Ar460rn#25
azocarbo
Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question, but to get the HD channels would you need any kind of dish? Or are they sent over the airwaves and no dish is needed? Just a normal aerial wall socket?
Freeview HD is over the same route as normal Freeview (ie aerial) but afaik is only available in London at the moment.
Plug your postcode in here to check - Freeview HD site
blackrat62#26
Freeview HD available almost everywhere - not just London
dannymccann#27
Yep, I get HD Freeview here in Lincoln, nature docs look great on my 42" on BBC1 HD :D
rnp76junk#28
To those who have this model... is it easy to use? Looking for a PVR like this for technophobe mother who's looking to ditch Sky. Thanks in advance...
khyrn#29
Ordered the wifi dongle, will let everyone know how I get on with it, for £4 its worth a risk.....hoping that Panasonic just built the driver into the STB's Linux Kernel and not some special handshake.
khyrn#30
rnp76junk
To those who have this model... is it easy to use? Looking for a PVR like this for technophobe mother who's looking to ditch Sky. Thanks in advance...

Yeah very, it does auto setup on first power on.
david11#31
great unit for the price, good guide and nice remote.
SirHugo 1 Like #32
rnp76junk
To those who have this model... is it easy to use? Looking for a PVR like this for technophobe mother who's looking to ditch Sky. Thanks in advance...

Yes, foolproof. Bought my mom one (but with added Blu - Ray player) a year or so ago - hasn't missed a beat.

Picked one up tonight from PC World Staples corner (DMR-HW120). Bought one several weeks ago from Hyperfi - a refurb - actually cost me more. The best PVR I've owned - and I've had about a dozen. A bonus of these Panny recorders is that you can boost the speech channel which is great for late night viewing or the slightly hard of hearing like myself. Plays all movie formats, mkvs etc off a USB flash drive, and it's a doddle to chapter and edit recordings.

Grab one while you can.

SirHugo :{
troublesome1#33
Does this have a recording buffer, like the two hour one on the Humax HDR Fox-T2?
cheunw#34
troublesome1
Does this have a recording buffer, like the two hour one on the Humax HDR Fox-T2?

Yes it does. But it gets erased when you play a recording or change channels.
troublesome1#35
cheunw
troublesome1
Does this have a recording buffer, like the two hour one on the Humax HDR Fox-T2?

Yes it does. But it gets erased when you play a recording or change channels.

Yes, that's the same with the Humax. Just read a review of the Panny and it suggests that you have to press the pause button to start recording to the buffer, whereas the Humax is always recording the channel you're watching. Is this true?
Bobtab#36
Great find. Just picked one up to replace my ageing panny ex88.

Heat added.
cheunw#37
troublesome1
cheunw
troublesome1
Does this have a recording buffer, like the two hour one on the Humax HDR Fox-T2?

Yes it does. But it gets erased when you play a recording or change channels.

Yes, that's the same with the Humax. Just read a review of the Panny and it suggests that you have to press the pause button to start recording to the buffer, whereas the Humax is always recording the channel you're watching. Is this true?

Just tried this and the buffer starts from when you've changed to that channel just like the Humax.
troublesome1 1 Like #38
Many thanks, good to know.
cheunw
troublesome1
cheunw
troublesome1
Does this have a recording buffer, like the two hour one on the Humax HDR Fox-T2?

Yes it does. But it gets erased when you play a recording or change channels.

Yes, that's the same with the Humax. Just read a review of the Panny and it suggests that you have to press the pause button to start recording to the buffer, whereas the Humax is always recording the channel you're watching. Is this true?

Just tried this and the buffer starts from when you've changed to that channel just like the Humax.

Many thanks, good to know.
Flipd#39
khyrn
Ordered the wifi dongle, will let everyone know how I get on with it, for £4 its worth a risk.....hoping that Panasonic just built the driver into the STB's Linux Kernel and not some special handshake.
I assume the wifi dongle you ordered has arrived by now?
Does it work ?
Thanks.
khyrn#40
Unfortunately not, need to do more research, for the moment I've setup a wifi bridge with an old router.

Powerline adapters are the best bet.

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