Summary: I finally sold my Sky HD box and opted for this. I was annoyed that in order to tape onto my Sky box I had to have a subscription hence the reason for my purchase of the DMR-BW880. I have no regrets as I got this at a very discounted price from Amazon (I was lucky to spot a brief price drop).
Summary: I bought this less than two weeks ago and until today loved everything about it. Simplicity itself to set up and use. First time I evere paused live TV. Even the ads on the EPG were nothing. I had upgraded from a Panasonic DVD recorder so many functions and layout were familiar.
Summary: It does everything as advertised, very nicely - the HDtv pictures on the Viera are crisp and clean - although, like other users, I find the guide displays far too little information and the advert is an annoying waste of space.
Summary: I bought this to use with two G20 displays that I have. It was quick and easy to set up on the main TV and with a little fiddling around (enabling the media server options) I got it working over the network on the second TV.
Summary: We bought this Blue Ray HD recorder as it had built in HD, we set it up on Friday & couldn't get any of the HD channels to work. We phoned Panasonic, and they asked where we lived, and told us we wouldn't get HD tv until 2012.
Summary: First, other reviews: OK, so the programme guide does have an advert on the left third, but it did not annoy me as my Panasonic TV uses the same guide with the same adverts so I was used to it!
Summary: Picture is great on my Panasonic TV. With the Viera Link functions this unit , the TV and the Panasonic Cinema Surround system volume all can be controlled from this units remote. The TV picture / TV timer program can record direct to the HDD of the BW880 via the scart lead with no problems.
Summary: First the positives. Brilliant bit of kit. High quality recording, very easy to set recordings, superb picture quality. It does the job really well. However, compared to another PVR - I previously owned a HUMAX 9200T - some features are really annoying.