bfginger: The DMR-BWT720 is the new model. Does it have the same recordings over network ability via DLNA as the previous models?
Hopefully it does. The details that are up here:
certainly read as if it does. This is what I am interested in. I was looking at the previous model, which is being cleared out at sub-$900 pricing at the moment. However, my DTT reception is flaky where I am, and I am waiting until the frequency changes scheduled for Mt Kak Kau next month before deciding. If it means my DTT reception is OK then I might look at something like this, otherwise something satellite based.
Better than the Tivo as it seems easier/faster to move HD material off this unit via blu-ray than to use the Tivo's networking package, plus I already have two good DLNA media players networked (WD TV Lives) that won't work with a Tivo but should work with this.
Pathetic that Japan has had models with 1TB drives for a couple of years, but they are still shipping this with a 500GB drive though. Given the file sizes for HD material and minimal price difference, for a premium unit like this I think they should ship with a larger drive.