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  Reply # 371254 22-Aug-2010 22:35
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I have the old model BW850 it found Ch 705 auto, you may have to read the manual or go to panasonic.co.nz > support > firmware upgrades > blu-ray firmware upgrades > DVD > Aug 18 2010 DMR-XW380 .

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  Reply # 371394 23-Aug-2010 10:44
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Thanks, according to this (http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dvd/download/xw480/nwdl.html) my player was automatically updated on the 18th (corresponds to the degredation of function), does anyone know how to roll this update back? If I restore "System Defauts" will it return my firmware to shipping condition or just change the configuraiton?

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  Reply # 372737 25-Aug-2010 16:00
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I'd like to know why the NZ BW880 gets a piddly 500GB HDD while the Japanese market modle has a whopping 1TB HDD.

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  Reply # 373957 28-Aug-2010 16:00
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it transpires that there is no problem with my recorder, what I was unaware of was that all channels other than TV3 have the audio in HE AAC. Previously I must have only watched content form TV3 and by co-incidence watch the first HE AAC encoded content after the update.

Note: XBMC has DLNA/UPnP and the HE AAC support. I've not been able to find the HE AAC codec to allow Win 7 to work with the DMR XW380. PS3 also does not support HE AAC but does allow content download (I've found no other client that does).

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  Reply # 376141 3-Sep-2010 09:49
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RingoTB:
freitasm: I now have of these to try, but as it happens I won't be able to do anything until Monday...



The Panasonic BW850 fast forward & rewind, and add skip forward backward are far superior to the MagicTV though.




Hello RingoTB, i also have same model (BW850) and where is the add skip forward button you are referring to ? so far am i've beeing using forward button to skip ads , is it samething you are referring to ? Thanks.

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  Reply # 376343 3-Sep-2010 17:41
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sqlpro:
RingoTB:
The Panasonic BW850 fast forward & rewind, and add skip forward backward are far superior to the MagicTV though.


Hello RingoTB, i also have same model (BW850) and where is the add skip forward button you are referring to ? so far am i've beeing using forward button to skip ads , is it samething you are referring to ? Thanks.


I use the Manual Skip button to jump forward 1 minute for each press. The length of the add breaks on TV1 vary while the breaks on TV2 and TV3 are pretty much 4 minutes. Generally 4 quick presses and the adds are gone.

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  Reply # 376440 4-Sep-2010 07:41
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I use the Manual Skip button to jump forward 1 minute for each press. The length of the add breaks on TV1 vary while the breaks on TV2 and TV3 are pretty much 4 minutes. Generally 4 quick presses and the adds are gone.


damn, i missed that completely! thanks for sharing. thats much quicker than using fast forward buttons.



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  Reply # 376492 4-Sep-2010 10:07
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freitasm: I now have one of these being sent here for some testing...


How's it looking so far? 

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  Reply # 376496 4-Sep-2010 10:21
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I use the Manual Skip button to jump forward 1 minute for each press. The length of the add breaks on TV1 vary while the breaks on TV2 and TV3 are pretty much 4 minutes. Generally 4 quick presses and the adds are gone.


damn, i missed that completely! thanks for sharing. thats much quicker than using fast forward buttons.


No worries. Another one that you may not know then is the Time Slip Button. Then you use the up and down arrows to choose a specified time, either + or - and it will skip forward or backward by that amount. Not as quick and easy to use as the Manual Skip though.

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  Reply # 380249 15-Sep-2010 17:27
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I noticed earlier in the thread that Freitasm was to get a Panasonic DVR for review, has anyone seen that review posted?

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  Reply # 380250 15-Sep-2010 17:29
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Wizzid: I noticed earlier in the thread that Freitasm was to get a Panasonic DVR for review, has anyone seen that review posted?


I got it here but had too much fun attending TechEd and moving the Geekzone server to Datacom... I will play with it from this week.





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  Reply # 381801 19-Sep-2010 10:25
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Unboxed it today, at last. Here are some pictures:











Initial scan was really fast, automatic clock setting. The first time I invoked the guide it took a bit to show up, but nothing bad after that.

I will put some series to record (most likely the news, Shortland Street and The Simpsons seeing those happen every day).





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  Reply # 381824 19-Sep-2010 11:35
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Am I seeing S-video-in in that photo?

I guess the questions that come to the fore for advanced users are whether the units will work trouble-free with a fresh, blank larger replacement HDD, and whether it is possible to access the recordings by removing the drive and placing it in a PC.

The BW880 looks like a much better proposition but retailers are trying in lockstep for some huge margins on it.

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  Reply # 381847 19-Sep-2010 13:09
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turn on the in-built DLNA server, that's the easiest way to get content from the HDD

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  Reply # 381848 19-Sep-2010 13:11
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just realised that only 10/100 only so plugging in the Gigabit is a bit of a waste. wonder if PS3 is Gigabit?

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