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  Reply # 362491 3-Aug-2010 16:22
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Do they record off epg yet? When Mauricio reviewed one they didn't making it a glorified VCR....




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  Reply # 362512 3-Aug-2010 16:40
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Yes they do - fully freeview certified

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  Reply # 362598 3-Aug-2010 19:41
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Do they still have the "ad skip" button?

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  Reply # 362606 3-Aug-2010 20:15
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A real tease, I am hanging out for some big brand company to release a Freeview certified recorder for satellite broadcasts. For some reason I am not convinced by the cheapish looks of the brands like ultraplus and topfield.

Anyone have an idea when some big brand company will release something?

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  Reply # 362714 3-Aug-2010 23:51
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The likely purpose of MyFreeview Satellite certification would be to:

* restrict output over component cable
* make you use the colourful but clumsy MHEG EPG
* strongly discourage you from tuning into non Freeview channels like SBS, Australia Network, BBC, etc
* no CAM modules for pay TV
* stymie you from being able to copy the recordings off the HDD or make them accessable to a LAN
* stop you from being able to record to USB drives

No Freeview certified satellite unit supports HDMI and as Freeview satellite is in MPEG-2 it is possible that any MyFreeview Satellite unit would lack HDMI and upscaling.

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  Reply # 362739 4-Aug-2010 07:02
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Sounds like you are saying forget about My Freeview and go with a non certified option as this gives you better features. Thanks for your reply, I did not know this and thus did not factor it into my equation.

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  Reply # 363059 4-Aug-2010 15:26
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Gemini: Panasonic have launched Freeview certified recorders
The DMR-XW380 $899
http://www.panasonic.co.nz/at-home/entertainment/dvd/dvd-recorders/dmr-xw380gzk.html

Would be interested in hearing from anybody who buys one.


I've been very happy with this (DMR-XW380), however, I have very little experience to compare with. EPG navigation is a little slow but not unbearable (TiVo I tried in the shop, and it was faster, however the EPG is downloaded via internet connection, a recent discovery for me).

The selling point of the device for me was

1. smooth picture rendering, with much less artifacting that my TV's inbuilt tuner
2. DLNA, searching and viewing the recorded programs anywhere in the house is a great solution for us

limitation, you can copy content to DVD but not SD, but with DLNA this is not such an issue as I can download directly



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  Reply # 363102 4-Aug-2010 16:17
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limitation, you can copy content to DVD but not SD, but with DLNA this is not such an issue as I can download directly


Did you mean you can't copy HD recordings to DVD? The BW880 is advertising this feature.

Also what about skipping forward over ads, can you do that?

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  Reply # 363122 4-Aug-2010 16:53
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Gemini:
limitation, you can copy content to DVD but not SD, but with DLNA this is not such an issue as I can download directly


Did you mean you can't copy HD recordings to DVD? The BW880 is advertising this feature.

Also what about skipping forward over ads, can you do that?


The 880 is a blu-ray recorder, so HD recording should be possible.
There is no generally accepted format for HD on DVD so that is probably why the 380 doesn't do it.


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  Reply # 363142 4-Aug-2010 17:33
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Sorry, yes you can record onto DVD. By "SD" I meant Secure Digital. There is an SD slot, you can not copy recorded programs onto that.

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  Reply # 363168 4-Aug-2010 18:17
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I got one today from Harvey Norman in Henderson DMR-BW880 for $1349 and 12 months Interest free (RRP $1499) to match NZ Herald yahoo shopping price on pricespy ...Yay!!
I have been using the Sony Play TV single tuner add on for my PS3 which I was happy with but I really need 2 tuners
Very happy with the picture quality than my Sony 42 inch Full HD LCD on freeview
I was going to go with the older model DMR-BW850 at $812 (this apparently can not be upgraded to Freeview certification)  at the Appliance Shed but decided on the newer model so I can make a copy onto Blu ray or DVD If I want to and take advantage of the Freeview 7 day guide.  No 3D support, but I have a PS3 that can do that for me should I get a 3D TV in future

Oh I just came back from Japan  today and looked at their dometic models of Panasonic Blu Ray....we are about the same price or cheaper with comparible models there.  3D TV's are around $500 to $1000 NZD cheaper over there though in some shops.





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  Reply # 364244 6-Aug-2010 14:06
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Has Freeview certification required the crippling of the "skip" function??

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  Reply # 364294 6-Aug-2010 15:15
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Yes...It's crippled :-( But Im ok with the small sacrifice

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  Reply # 364320 6-Aug-2010 16:17
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davidcole: Do they record off epg yet? When Mauricio reviewed one they didn't making it a glorified VCR....


I have reached the Panasonic PR folks to see if we can check this one out...







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  Reply # 364330 6-Aug-2010 16:35
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lopeti1:
I got one today from Harvey Norman in Henderson DMR-BW880 for $1349 and 12 months Interest free (RRP $1499) to match NZ Herald yahoo shopping price on pricespy ...Yay!!
I have been using the Sony Play TV single tuner add on for my PS3 which I was happy with but I really need 2 tuners
Very happy with the picture quality than my Sony 42 inch Full HD LCD on freeview
I was going to go with the older model DMR-BW850 at $812 (this apparently can not be upgraded to Freeview certification)  at the Appliance Shed but decided on the newer model so I can make a copy onto Blu ray or DVD If I want to and take advantage of the Freeview 7 day guide.  No 3D support, but I have a PS3 that can do that for me should I get a 3D TV in future

Oh I just came back from Japan  today and looked at their dometic models of Panasonic Blu Ray....we are about the same price or cheaper with comparible models there.  3D TV's are around $500 to $1000 NZD cheaper over there though in some shops.






Hey nice purchase.

Can you copy HD recordings to DVD?
I hear these units can make recorded HD much smaller than the original size, even down to 4GB without much effect on picture quality.

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