Blimey, that was quick. We’ve only just had a hands on with the DMR-BS850 and already Panasonic has let slip the price. Find out how much you’ll need to shell out for the ultimate set-top box after the jump!
How much do you reckon? The DMR-BS850 is a Blu-Ray player, Blu-Ray recorder, PVR and media streamer all in one. Oh, and there’re two Freesat receivers inside too.
£400? £500? No such luck. We’ve just heard from a Panasonic rep that the DMR-BS850 will cost “around a thousand pounds.” Yes, our heart sank when we heard that too, but after thinking about it for a while it’s not too bad.
See, the only other Freesat recorder, the Foxsat HDR, currently costs £300. Add a separate Blu-Ray recorder and you’ll need to add another £200 at least, and that’s for an entry level SONY RDRHXD890B.
All that, and you still won’t be able to easily transfer content from one to the other, or stream it around the house. Both things the Panasonic DMR-BS850 handles easily.
OK, so a grand is still pricey. But is it too pricey, given that once you’ve got yourself a DMR-BS850 you might never need another set-top box? Give us your thoughts below.
TBC | £1,000 | Panasonic