Summary: This does everything I need of it and much more as it includes a Wireless connection so you can use it to play videos from the web via your router. Plus it can transform 2D to 3D and play Blu Ray. Even with the rate of progress I think this Recorder has a lot of features that will hopefully make it useable for a long time.
Summary: As I am using this machine to record from freesat only and not freeview, this review is based upon that alone and Blu Ray commercial discs (film etc..) only. Special note : It is not possible to record whilst watching another program using only one freesat Input (via scart terminal). If you have two freesat Inputs (LNB's - cables directly from your dish)= then choose the Panasonic BWT880 model for that purpose alone .
Summary: I live in a block with a shared aerial so am always worried about how stuff like this will work. Well I am really pleased and a bit amazed. The picture quality on HD is fab as is normal picture. Setting up just requires a degree of patience - follow the instructions and you will be OK. We have really slow Internet access - yet that still works. Very very happy customer.
Summary: I rate this recorder/ player v highly. The video magic this device performs is excellent. The picture is significantly improved when I switch to watching the freeview from this device. The combination of high quality receiver and up scaling definitely works! The blu-ray player is excellent for picture and sound reproduction. The 3d is reproduced fantastically.
Summary: Excellent quality recordings both in audio and video. Some other reviews have stated that this equipment is not capable of certain functions such as creating "playlists" for recording to disc from the hard drive. It is! It is just that the terminology has changed from previous Panasonic recorders (was Dubbing) and other reviewers do not appear to have read or understood the manual.