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Panasonic DMR BS850

Panasonic DMR BS850
alaScore 85

68 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Panasonic DMR BS850. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Panasonic DMR BS850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BS850 Freesat Blu-ray recorder


They've had Blu-ray recorders in Japan for donkey's years, but the lack of free HD content in the UK has delayed their introduction here. But the emergence of Freesat - now a year old - has finally made Blu-ray recording a reality for us Brits, and...

Astounding feature list, versatility and ease of use, compressed high-def recordings, Blu-ray pictures, bitstream recording

Can’t copy to USB, limited Freesat high-def content, copy restrictions on HD content, price

The level of technological innovation offered by the DMR-BS850 made it the most eagerly anticipated product of the year, and thankfully it doesn’t disappoint. The combination of twin Freesat tuners, Blu-ray recording, a huge hard-disk, wide multimedia...

Jun, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-BS850 review


This is the first box to combine a Freesat+ PVR with a Blu-ray player/recorder. Is it the perfect all-rounder?

A fine one-box solution for recording and watching hi-def, but just a tad too expensive – at the moment...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Panasonic DMR-BS850 review


The Panasonic DMR-BS850 is the first product to hit the UK that combines a Freesat+ PVR with a Blu-ray player/recorder

Smart looks ; simple to use ; good Freesat performance ; fine Blu-ray sound and pics

Expensive next to separates, unless you need to record to Blu-ray

An innovative, versatile and effective HD viewing and recording solution

Jun, 2009

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Panasonic DMR-BS850 Freesat Blu-ray & HDD Recorder


With twin Freesat tuners, Blu-ray recording, a hard drive and more, the DMR-BS850 breaks new ground.

Judged purely on its technological merits, the DMR-BS850 is a truly astonishing piece of kit. The wealth of features and recording functionality on-board beggars belief, but it's testament to Panasonic's knack for user-friendly design that it never...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Nigel Whitfield (

Panasonic DMR-BS850


Eye-wateringly expensive, the Freesat features need more polish, but works well as an all-in-one unit, yet lacks a few useful extras.

The DMR-BS850 is certainly a pretty impressive piece of kit, as you'd hope from the first Blu-ray recorder to go on sale. Like its DVD-recording sibling, however, it doesn't have the polished interface that you'd expect from a high-end satellite DVR,...

Aug, 2009

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Panasonic DMR-BS850


The Panasonic DMR-BS850 is a Blu-ray recorder with twin Freesat HD tuners and 500GB hard drive. With Blu-ray Profile 2.0, VieraCast online content portal, and SD, HDMI, RGB, Component, S-video and optical ports, it measures 430x66x330mm and weighs...

It may be expensive but this Panasonic represents the easiest way to becoming a media mogul without getting adopted by Rupert Murdoch. Great images, an almost infinite features list and top build quality make the BS850 an instant classic. Panasonic...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: tlb593 (

Panasonic BS850 500gb hdd recorder


Picture quality outstanding, sounds brilliant.. have sky HD as well but this is a lot better piece of equipment.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (

Panasonic DMR-BS850


exellent quality and design , easy to use.

none really without nit picking.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: John (

Panasonic DMR-BS850


Ease of use huge hard drive excellent pictures and sound.

not found any yet

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Robin (

Panasonic DMR-BS850


Easy to set up, looks sylish and Veira link excellent

Oct, 2010