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  Reply # 381910 19-Sep-2010 15:56
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freitasm:
lyonrouge: OS or server application I can install? if OS is the media Server component available separately?


OS. Not available separately.



where did you buy SoftDMA? I looked on their website but no online purchase site and contact is as a supplier (B2B) and not consumer purchase.

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  Reply # 381911 19-Sep-2010 16:06
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Wizzid: I would be keen to know, after time-shifting and operating evaluation is completed, if the Panasonic HDD recordings from tv1,2,3 are able to be transferred to a dvd on the internal DVD recorder for retaining and later viewing.

Sky has copy protect flags embedded in the Standard Definition  vertical interval signal to prevent transfers to DVD recorder for those free to air channels (and some others like movies of course).   I don't know if Freeview does the same and if it is enforced on the Panasonic PVR/DVR.  i.e. can you record a classic episode of a TV1 FTA tv show to HDD and later transfer the recording to internal DVD or is it prohibited by the flag like Sky?

I've kept personal copies of some FTA nostalgic shows since the days of vhs.


it is definitely possible with previous version (bw850), you can record onto a dvd from HDD.

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  Reply # 381912 19-Sep-2010 16:14
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Thank you SQLPRO that's good to know.   If the current model and the BluRay one does so that's a big plus for me and my interests.

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  Reply # 381914 19-Sep-2010 16:19
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Wizzid: I would be keen to know, after time-shifting and operating evaluation is completed, if the Panasonic HDD recordings from tv1,2,3 are able to be transferred to a dvd on the internal DVD recorder for retaining and later viewing.

Sky has copy protect flags embedded in the Standard Definition  vertical interval signal to prevent transfers to DVD recorder for those free to air channels (and some others like movies of course).   I don't know if Freeview does the same and if it is enforced on the Panasonic PVR/DVR.  i.e. can you record a classic episode of a TV1 FTA tv show to HDD and later transfer the recording to internal DVD or is it prohibited by the flag like Sky?

I've kept personal copies of some FTA nostalgic shows since the days of vhs.


it is definitely possible with previous version (bw850), you can record onto a dvd from HDD.


You can with XW380

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  Reply # 382389 20-Sep-2010 18:16
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Sqlpro

Are you sure that Sky has copy protect flags that prevent TV 1,2 & 3 as well as movies from being transferred to a DVD recorders? This is the first I have heard of it, and I have been recording movies to two Panasonic DVD recorders (both to hard drive and transfers to DVD) for about 5 years. Panasonic is very strict about macrovision etc, but I have never had an issue with recordings off the Sky Box.

Is this verified and, if so, is it just a MySky thing?

If so, I will stick with the Pace box, and steer clear of a MySky upgrade.

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  Reply # 382397 20-Sep-2010 18:28
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JimmyH: Sqlpro

Are you sure that Sky has copy protect flags that prevent TV 1,2 & 3 as well as movies from being transferred to a DVD recorders? This is the first I have heard of it, and I have been recording movies to two Panasonic DVD recorders (both to hard drive and transfers to DVD) for about 5 years. Panasonic is very strict about macrovision etc, but I have never had an issue with recordings off the Sky Box.

Is this verified and, if so, is it just a MySky thing?

If so, I will stick with the Pace box, and steer clear of a MySky upgrade.


i was referring to freeview channel recordings. i use UHF aerial to get freeview and i dont have sky. sorry if i mis-communicated anything.

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  Reply # 382579 21-Sep-2010 08:43
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JimmyH: Sqlpro

Are you sure that Sky has copy protect flags that prevent TV 1,2 & 3 as well as movies from being transferred to a DVD recorders? This is the first I have heard of it, and I have been recording movies to two Panasonic DVD recorders (both to hard drive and transfers to DVD) for about 5 years. Panasonic is very strict about macrovision etc, but I have never had an issue with recordings off the Sky Box.

Is this verified and, if so, is it just a MySky thing?

If so, I will stick with the Pace box, and steer clear of a MySky upgrade.


This is the HD signal on MySky HDi.   The MySky HDi SD output has the flags so you can transfer it to an external HDD recorder in your DVR but not make a dvd from either that or the original signal using conventional means.



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  Reply # 383129 22-Sep-2010 12:37
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lopeti1: Hi Gemini
Im in the process of trying my First DVD-R back up
I recorded Big Momma's house last night which was in HD on TV3
It's pretty much put the DVD-R in and hit copy on the remote for the recording you wish to convert, the Panasonic then prepopulates with the correct(optinum?) compression to fit on the DVD and its gonna take 213 minutes to convert and burn
You can change the compression to lower quality if needed


Hi lopeti1,

Have you tried transferring an HD recording to Blu-ray using the "H" recording modes (HG, HX, HE, HL)?

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  Reply # 383228 22-Sep-2010 15:35
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Hi There, not yet. i need to buy some Blu Ray Blank Media first....Smile I will try and order from ebay ...just for you :-)



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  Reply # 383240 22-Sep-2010 16:12
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lopeti1: Hi There, not yet. i need to buy some Blu Ray Blank Media first....Smile I will try and order from ebay ...just for you :-)


Thanks for the offer but no real need as I'm sure it will work for you

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  Reply # 385224 27-Sep-2010 22:55
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Gemini:

Hi lopeti1,

Have you tried transferring an HD recording to Blu-ray using the "H" recording modes (HG, HX, HE, HL)?


I have the previous model, the DMR-BW850. Last Monday I copied Numbers from TV3. It was the first program I found that was being broadcast with 5.1 Audio and HD picture. I then transferred the copy to a Blu-Ray disk using the HG copy mode. When I tried playing it back on my computer Blu-Ray drive and PowerDVD, it all worked, and PowerDVD reported that the audio was Dolby Digital 5.1.

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  Reply # 385240 27-Sep-2010 23:30
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Oops. Spent too long so I cannot add to my previous post. I am not sure what program to use or how to see if I can import a copy of Numbers from the Blu-Ray onto the computer HDD. I tried DVDFab and it does not recognise the disk. Imageburn does let me create an image of the disc onto the computer HDD though. I will see if I can then burn it back to a Blu-Ray and/or edit it in some way. Any ideas on software to try?

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  Reply # 388507 5-Oct-2010 21:58
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Hi

Reading all of this has been awesome as I'm considering purchasing a Samsung 40" LCD (LE40B650) and the Panasonic DMR-XW300 HDD Freeview recorder. Three things aren't clear to me from all the posts though.

1. Does the Time Slip button (which seems to have moved on the remote) work as per analogue Panasonic HDD recorders. This usually allows skipping in 1 minute intervals, or 10 minutes if you hold the button down. Is this functionality still working under Freeview digital?

2.  Can you program the recorder off the weekly onscreen tv timetable, automatically, by just pointing at a program and clicking)?

3. Can you still program using the traditional manual method (setting channels/times/dates etc)?

Confirmation of this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Glenn 



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  Reply # 388515 5-Oct-2010 22:11
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gmcintosh: Hi

Reading all of this has been awesome as I'm considering purchasing a Samsung 40" LCD (LE40B650) and the Panasonic DMR-XW300 HDD Freeview recorder. Three things aren't clear to me from all the posts though.

1. Does the Time Slip button (which seems to have moved on the remote) work as per analogue Panasonic HDD recorders. This usually allows skipping in 1 minute intervals, or 10 minutes if you hold the button down. Is this functionality still working under Freeview digital?

2.  Can you program the recorder off the weekly onscreen tv timetable, automatically, by just pointing at a program and clicking)?

3. Can you still program using the traditional manual method (setting channels/times/dates etc)?

Confirmation of this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Glenn 


I think you mean XW380?

1. No skip now Freeview approved
2. Yes and the whole series of that program
3. Yes but you'll never use it

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  Reply # 388528 5-Oct-2010 22:33
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Thanks, yes did mean XW380. Bummer about number 1, this is one of the things I rave about on the EH57. What a waste of the HDD medium.

Does this mean no 10 minute interval skip either? Surely you don't have to 'fast forward' 2 hours through a program?

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