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HD, Freeview +, PVR and Blu-ray recorder?

As the title suggests, is there now or will there be, in the near future, a machine which receives Freeview HD, has the extra usability of Freeview+ and has a PVR, which is recordable onto HDD or a Blu-Ray disc, all of which provide a great picture seperately and collectively?

Alternatively, can existing seperates be connected together to provide this? I can't see for the moment, the long-term use of any of the existing single machines, of which I have read, as one can't save to disc in the same quality.

Or am I just being stupid?

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Re: HD, Freeview +, PVR and Blu-ray recorder?
harrisonaard1:

As the title suggests, is there now or will there be, in the near future, a machine which receives Freeview HD, has the extra usability of Freeview+ and has a PVR, which is recordable onto HDD or a Blu-Ray disc, all of which provide a great picture seperately and collectively?

Yes, the Panasonic DMR BW780 and DMR BW880 but are both quite expensive at £649 and £799,but iirc they're not out till end of June

Alternatively, can existing seperates be connected together to provide this? I can't see for the moment, the long-term use of any of the existing single machines, of which I have read, as one can't save to disc in the same quality.

Or am I just being stupid?

No ,you wont be able to use existing Freeview products to receive or record Freeview HD.

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Re: HD, Freeview +, PVR and Blu-ray recorder?

We've got a review of the Panasonic DMR-BW880 in our next, July issue - which is being posted out to subscribers tomorrow and will be in shops by 2nd June.

Incidentally, we understand the range of Panasonic HD/Blu-ray recorders - which include Freesat HD as well as Freeview HD designs - could now be in shops by mid-June.

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Re: HD, Freeview +, PVR and Blu-ray recorder?

Thank you for the suggestions, yes they are a tad pricey, but I will watch and wait as the prices come down. (maybe for christmas?) Ho Ho.

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