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Wannabe Geek

# 126815 20-Jul-2013 21:24
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Need to get a blu-ray/HDD recorder in the next few months as putting a projector in my new house and want to be able to watch some freeview footage and with Sommet now broadcasting recording that would be useful. Looking like the Panasonic's are the way to go but have a couple of choices. I can go with the new BWT835 ($999), PWT530 ($699) or last years BWT720 ($699), leaning towards the new PWT530 as don't think there is anything that I need on the BWT835 but between the others not so sure, burning to blu-ray doesn't worry me but is the newer model PWT530 better than last years BWT720? Obviously it was the top model but be interested to know if there was improvements that would make the PWT530 a better option.
Anyone who has been through the process I'd be keen to hear what one you went with and why.

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  # 862788 20-Jul-2013 22:04
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We have the BWT700 500Gb HD, twin tuner Freeview. EPG is good can record single or series programmes, copied our old family VHS onto HD then burnt to cd no problem, connects by wireless or Ethernet to modem and can watch recorded tv programmes on the PC and vice versa.... oh yeah can even watch DVD and Bluray with it. I believe it will even do 3D discs but haven't tried it
Had it about 3 years, and lost the instruction book after about 1, so downloaded the manual to the PC from Panasonic support web page and we were back in action.
Couldn't be happier.. if only it would make coffee
Maybe I should get Coffeebaron to put a master filter in it? :-)

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  # 862789 20-Jul-2013 22:08
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Does the 530 have the ability to stream to iOS and Android devices? If so, that's a feature in the top of the line model that is quite appealing, as is the ability to set up remote recording.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 862793 20-Jul-2013 22:23
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Dunnersfella: Does the 530 have the ability to stream to iOS and Android devices? If so, that's a feature in the top of the line model that is quite appealing, as is the ability to set up remote recording.

The 530 and 835 both work with iOS and Andriod from what I've read, 

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