Summary: Received this item very quickly after order. Well packaged and in excellent condition. Set up was very easy after going through the rather large complicated Panasonic DMR-BS850EBK Twin Freesat Tuners 500GB HDD Blu-ray Recorder manual. I have it hooked up to a Panasonic TX50G20 television. The quality of the recording is excellent in hd and also in standard format. Once you understand the way you have to input the information it is a delight to use.
Summary: I cannot receive freeview and no-one makes a 22inch freesat TV so this was the best option at the price. Only one issue - the tuner doesn't boot up my 22 in. Panasonic freeview TV as well as it does the 37 in. freesat model. Operation otherwise excellent with enormous hard drive storage and easy transfer to high capacity disc.
Summary: The Panasonic Freesat unit is easy enough to set up and with an HDMI cable connected the pictures are superb. HD all the way even when not viewing HD channels. The unit is considerably slower in use than a SKY box but then you don't have to pay for ever more. It records well, but when playing back there is only one fast forward speed which is 1.3 times.
Summary: I've had this Panasonic Blu-ray recorder now for about 2 months and I love it. Great signal quality and the ability to record 2 programmes simultaneously whilst watching a disk. Easy to use menus but its worth reading the instructions (yawn) because this box does the lot! Only downside is that it is painfully slow! Switching between TV, recordings and Blu-ray modes takes an age. So slow that you end up pressing buttons more than once thinking the remote hasn't worked.
Summary: Well everything was perfect excluding the delivery in Vienna. My address contains Street Name and Nr. in format "17/15". 17 is the house Nr. 15 is the flat Nr. The address printed on the box contained the first Nr. 17 only. So the delivery company Deutsche Post DHL did not know on which ring to ring. Our rings are marked with numbers only. No names available. They haven't tried to call me on my phone. They haven't left any piece of paper on the door.
Summary: Up to Panasonics usual good standard, great reproduction. However when editing recorded programmes their is now a substantial delay on playback where the edit was performed. This delay was not evident on my previous Panasonic.
Summary: Due to on-going problems with our Freeview Humax PVR unit we decided to change it with a Which? Best Buy Panasonic twin Freesat tuner Blu-ray recorder and also receive HD transmissions. It was extremely easy to set up and produces excellent pictures in both SD and HD from TV transmissions when linked to our Panasonic TV.
Summary: Not the cheapest unit on the market but it does so much so worth the money. Good points - Freesat navigation, functionality and choice of channels including free HD; prompt to tape HD versions (where they exist) when setting up to record a non-HD programme; ability to delete sections of programmes and just keep the bits you want; ability to rename programmes; ability to group programmes MANUALLY(eg.
Summary: The Panasonic DMR-BS850EB is a very impressive piece of kit, I must say! With so many features and options this is one purchase I've made where I HAD to read the manual. Basic operation is easy with only the more complex tasks making it a must to to delve into the comprehensive operating instructions. Freesat is new to me but the unit found over 140 channels for me to view and record in just a couple of minutes.
Summary: Es ist ein Kombi - Gerät. Ich brauchte vorher zwei Geräte. Der Kabelwald ist auch geringer geworden. Mit der Bild Qualität bin ich auch sehr zufrieden. Ich betreibe das Gerät im Energiesparmodus und empfinde die Eischaltdauer etwas zu lange.