Panasonic DMR-BS750 Freesat HD Blu-ray Disc Recorder with Hard Drive

The Panasonic DMR-BS750 is a complete high definition solution – you can watch Freesat HD programmes and Blu-ray discs, and record it all to the built in hard drive or Blu-ray recorder – but is it a Jack of all trades but master of none?

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Panasonic DMR-BS750 Freesat HD Blu-ray Disc Recorder with Hard Drive

by on October 29th, 2009 | Comment | Share

Panasonic DMR-BS750 Freesat HD Blu-ray Disc RecorderThe Panasonic DMR-BS750 is a one box solution to all your high-definition viewing and storage requirements allowing you to view Freesat HD television, as well as record programmes, pause and rewind live television and also watch and record your own Blu-ray discs.

That’s quite a feature set and Panasonic should be applauded for bringing such an ambitious piece of kit to the market. Visually, the DMRBS750 is very simialar to the current range of standalone Panasonic Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD60 and DMP-BD80, with the only obvious difference being the slight bigger casing necessary to fit all those features in.

The DMR-BS750 has a 250GB harddrive which is good for 40 hours of HD storage, or 100 hours if you don’t mind losing a bit of quality. The 750 has all the usual features of a PVR such as an eight-day programme guide (EPG) and being able to pause and rewind live television as well as recording one programme whilst watching another pre-recorded or live programme. The difference with the DMRBD750 is the ability to then record these programs to Blu-ray discs so you can keep them forever.

The Panasonics capability as a Blu-ray player has also won many plaudits and it is not surprising as it offers a similar performance to the Panasonic DMP-BD80. Fully up to date with the latest Blu-ray profile 2 and 1080p the BD750 has an ethernet port at the rear so you can download BD-Live content, and a USB socket so you can store it.

When you consider that the Panasonic DMR BS750 also has a built-in music database called Gracenote so you can use the system as a Jukebox, then the unit becomes very hard to resist…

What to consider before you buy the Panasonic DMR BS750

Whilst the RRP of £800 the unit is thankfully not reflected by the street prices, the DMR750 is still quite a big outlay. If you don’t need to record onto Blu-ray discs you could consider separate boxes like the Humax Foxsat HDR and Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray player, and you’ll save a bit of money too.

Why you should buy the Panasonic DMR-BS750

The Panasonic DMR-BD750 is an impressive piece of kit and really is a one box solution for all your high-definition viewing needs. Having everything in one easy to use and set up box makes the DMR-BD750 very appealing and makes a great purchase. Rating: 4/5

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The full specification of the Panasonic DMR-BS750 is available on the official Panasonic UK website

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