There was a time a few years ago that the big thing to have in your household was a CD/DVD rewriter. Recently technology has moved on and people are turning to Blu-ray recorders. Today it’s the turn of Panasonic to reveal two new Blu-ray recorders.
What Hi-Fi? Are reporting the new units from Panasonic not only record Blu-ray, but are 3D compatible and have twin Freeview HD tuners. There is also the Freeview+ HD recording feature. The DMR-BWT700 is the cheaper unit at £499 with a built-in 320GB, and you can record to the hard drive or dual-layer Blu-ray discs.
The 500GB DMR-BWT800 is priced at £799. Programs which are recorded to the hard drive can be converted into HG, HX, HE, HL or HM mode. There is also an SD memory card slot for viewing photos or movies taken on a HD digital camera or camcorder.
If you have a 3DTV set you will be able to watch 3D Blu-ray discs, and it converts 2D DVDs and Blu-rays with the built in conversion feature. There is also the Panasonic Viera Connect web portal that offers video on demand from Acetrax. Both units can be controlled use the iPhone application.
Do you like the idea of a Blu-ray recorder?