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Topic # 113679 24-Jan-2013 10:53 Send private message

Hi

I quite like the look of the Panasonic DMR-BWT720 (3D Bluray HDD Freeview unit)

Is anyone using one of these with a Sony TV by any chance?



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  Reply # 750141 24-Jan-2013 12:57 Send private message


Hi

I quite like the look of the Panasonic DMR-BWT720 (3D Bluray HDD Freeview unit)

Is anyone using one of these with a Sony TV by any chance?


Yes. Sony 32ex720 and Panasonic BWT720.
Great combo and never had a problem.
Just recently upgraded from the BW880 which didn't do 3D.




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  Reply # 750146 24-Jan-2013 12:59 Send private message

great, so I take it the native sony apps within the tv work fine over the network connection to the panny?

Edit:  Also, with the built in freeview of the panny and also the HDD, I take it you no longer use the sony inbuilt freeview and just use the panny remote (and of course the sony remote to turn on the tv). Does the panny control the volume at all?

I really need to find somewhere I can have a play. 





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  Reply # 750177 24-Jan-2013 13:22 Send private message

Gooseybhai: great, so I take it the native sony apps within the tv work fine over the network connection to the panny?

Edit:  Also, with the built in freeview of the panny and also the HDD, I take it you no longer use the sony inbuilt freeview and just use the panny remote (and of course the sony remote to turn on the tv). Does the panny control the volume at all?

I really need to find somewhere I can have a play. 





Haven't tried the Sony apps over the network. I just use them on the TV.
According to the manual the remote should work OK with the TV but I have a Logitech remote which does everything (TV, Radio, Sky, Blu Ray recorder, Media Player and also a spare Blu Ray Player). Still use the Sony inbuilt Freeview although the Panasonic Tuner is actually more sensitive. Also possible to move recordings to the PC using Twonky Server. The built in WiFi in the Panny is a vast improvement over the old one which was wired. Their dongles are far too expensive.

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  Reply # 750179 24-Jan-2013 13:26 Send private message

Gooseybhai: Does the panny control the volume at all?

Don't know but it should.
I have an old Sony Receiver/Amp (no HDMI) and the Logitech remote does the volume on that.

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  Reply # 750184 24-Jan-2013 13:32 Send private message

Gooseybhai:  Does the panny control the volume at all?


Hey. I just tried the Panny remote. Set code to 08 as per the manual and it operates the Sony TV On/Off, Volume, Channel and AV selection.

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  Reply # 750187 24-Jan-2013 13:37 Send private message

To answer the question, I don't own a Sony TV, but you won't have any issues with the combination as it's merely an 'add on' via an HDMI cable. Plus the assignable control functions at the top right hand side of the remote = very handy.
Pana is the best all in one unit I've used, go nuts.



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  Reply # 750194 24-Jan-2013 13:45 Send private message

Right!

Thanks for the replies.
Just have to get the Mrs to agree!

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  Reply # 750376 24-Jan-2013 18:55 Send private message

Having an external PVR plugged into the TV won't stop the TV's internal Freeview tuner from working.


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