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Panasonic DMR BS850

Panasonic DMR BS850
alaScore 83

36 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Panasonic DMR BS850. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Expert review by: Steve May (

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

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


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

Editor's Choice!

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: (

Panasonic DMR-BS850


An innovative, versatile and effective HD viewing and recording solution

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

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

Expert review by: (

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