BWT 800 - Worthy upgrade from BWT 780 and 700 - Solid build and performance
2 July 2013
Summary: Excellent picture quality (freeview HD) looks like the original source and freeview SD looks good upscalled. Also very good at upscalling DVDs and Bluray is amazing sharp images. Load time and menu are quicker then the BWT 780 / 880 and HD space is sufficient (500GB) as the pure digital mode is very efficient. Very quiet in operation and has the function to turn the fan off when not required (when watching DVD / Blu ray).
Summary: GREAT MACHINE, I WANTED THIS TO ARCHIVE FAMILY FILMS TO BLU RAY DISC & IT DOES THIS FINE THERE ARE A FEW THINGS ID IMPROVE, BUT CAN SOMEONE TELL ME ~I HAVE SEVERAL RECORDINGS PUT WITHIN A GROUP IE HOLIDAY OVER SEVERAL DAYS, HOW I GET A SELECTION TO PLAY CONTINUOUSLY NOT FROM THE START BUT FROM HALF WAY THROUGH THE LIST TO THE END?
Summary: Have bought this recorder after having an older Panasonic non freeview DVD/HDD recorder. It is interesting to compare the two. The new machine is much faster responding than the old model - button presses are acted upon very quickly. The interface generally has been cleaned up and is far more logical. The quality, both video and audio is much better with video upscaling of DVDs in particular very impressive. It can really give an old disc a makeover.
Summary: Having only used Panasonic recorders in the past I cant really judge this against other manufacturers, but I have to say I find it to be a capable machine. I was looking for a HDD recorder as I was getting sick of DVD-r keep failing, I wanted to upgrade to HD Freeview, and also felt it was about time I dipped My toes into Blu Ray.