Summary: It may be expensive but this Panasonic represents the easiest way to becoming a media mogul without getting adopted by Rupert Murdoch. Great images, an almost infinite features list and top build quality make the BS850 an instant classic.
Summary: When I requested this it was the only Blu-ray recorder for use with a TV, as far as I know it still is. However it also has dual Freesat receivers built in as well as a hard disc and it is even possible to transfer items via SCART from another PVR.
Excerpt: If Panasonic gets its way, this is the ‘one box to rule them all' in the front room of the future. The DMR-BS850 is the first product to hit the UK that combines a Freesat+ PVR with a Blu-ray player/recorder. That's right, not just a 500GB hard disk to fill with high-definition content, but also the chance to archive HD to Blu-ray disc. Standing a tad taller than Panasonic's BD player, it's an achievement in terms of design.
Pros: Smart looks, simple to use, good Freesat performance, fine Blu-ray sound and pics
Cons: Expensive next to separates, unless you need to record to Blu-ray
Summary: If Panasonic gets its way, this will be the ‘one box to rule them all’ in the front room of the future. The DMR-BS850 is the first box to hit the UK that combines a Freesat+ PVR with a Blu-ray player/recorder. That’s right, not just a 500GB hard disk to fill with high-definition content, but also the chance to archive HD to Blu-ray disc. Standing only a little taller than Panasonic’s Blu-ray players, the DMR-BS850 is a design triumph.
Excerpt: It's no exaggeration to say that the £1,000 DMR-BS850 is the most advanced digital recorder ever sold in the UK; due to go down in AV history as the UK's ﬁrst Blu-ray recorder, it sports a 500GB hard drive and twin Freesat HD tuners.
Conclusion: Gelungene Premiere für den Blu-ray-Recorder DMR-BS 850 von Pansasonic: Er liefert nicht nur scharfe HDTV-Aufnahmen, sondern beeindruckt auch als Settop-Box, Player und Home Server. Trotz dieser Funktionsvielfalt bleibt die Bedienung übersichtlich – Hut ab vor den Entwicklern.