Infuriatingly restrictive DRM aside, Panasonic's FreeSat+ Blu-ray burning DVR
brings some new capabilities to the UK, apparently enough to impress Home Cinema Choice
. A few downsides, like ITV marking its HD broadcasts Copy Never preventing any disc backups, and an inability to connect to other devices on the network didn't take away its DVR features, h.264 compression capabilities and solid Blu-ray playback. Of course the entry price for the DMR-BS850
is high, but take a look at the rest of their notes before deciding whether or not all those arrows and padlocks
are worth the trouble.