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Panasonic DMR-BS850

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Panasonic DMR-BS850. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Panasonic DMR-BS850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Steve May (techradar.com)

Panasonic DMR-BS850 review

 

Blu-ray recorders are big news in Japan, and now they're in the UK. So what do we make of the Freesat-enabled DMR-BS850?

Amazingly versatile ; Superb BD record quality ; Twin Freesat tuners ; Viera Cast internet access

Requires broadcasters to play ball ; AVCHD dubs to DVD in SD

The first Blu-ray recorder in the UK, it incorporates dual Freesat tuners, BD Live and 'net access, but test results are a mixed bag: We noted unimpressive audio and video jitter (like the BD60) but generally good hi-def video performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMR-BS850 review

 

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...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio output channels:5.1

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray recorder

Display

Built-in Display: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Picture compression format:JPEG
Playback formats:BD-Video, BD-MV, BD-AV, DVD-Video, AVCHD, DivX, CD-DA
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4 / MPEG2

Media types

Disc types supported:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / BD-ROM, CD, DVD, DVD-RAM
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video, CD audio, DVD-Video
Playback disc types:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):430 x 330 x 66
Networking features:Ethernet
Power requirements:AC 220-240V, 50Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
BD-Live: Yes
TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-S, DVB-S2

Ports & interfaces

Audio output - analog:Y
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.3a
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3 / 0.4
Power consumption (typical):58 / 65

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:500

Video

3D: No
Full HD: Yes
Smart TV: No
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.9
Height :6.6
Weight:3.3 / 4.1
Width:43