Thanks for the help guys. Certainly will look into the Panasonic now taking your advice into consideration.
Maybe you could help with another query.
Any recommendations for a "quality" HDMI to HDMI lead? I know you get what you pay for but it's also true that a high price tag doesn't necessarily mean it's the "best" out there... Again, any help appreciated..
I have newly bought a 1080i 40 inch w series sony with a very basic Sony surround system without HDMI which was a mistake I want a 1080 recorder. They do not have the Sony RDR-HXD970S Multi Region machine in Norway and I wondered if the machines have digital tuners for each country or do they work also in Norway as in England? Norway get the riks net in place by middle of next year. We need the multi region one because we used to live in the US and well we have a lot of DVDs. The other question is that the old system that I bought HTD 720 HD with 160 GB memory can you store music on this I have all my music on Hardisk and want to transfer it over? The man here in Switzerland says we cannot store music nor picturs on this one? Can you help?
Each country has different DTB specificartions (the nearest to the UK is that of Italy), so either it's an individual tuner for each country or it's done through software (in the same manner as for PCI/USB stick Freeview/Digital tuner devices).
I have a DMR-77EBK linked to a Panasonic LCD TV. It came with a 'Panasonic' branded lead but every so often when playing back a recording, a 'HDMI' message would pop up in the top left hand corner of the TV screen. Very irritating! I solved it by buying this better quality lead from click here It wasn't too expensive and works very well. By the way the DMR-77EBK is an excellent bit of kit and works seamlessly with a Panasonic TV. Hope that helps.
Many thanks to all above who took the time to post replies... Opinions above certainly seem geared more towards the Panasonic HDD/DVD due to it's interfacing abilities with Panny's own Viera TV range, and your overall praise for it's quality, therefore i think my dilemma has been solved.
Cheers guys... The DMR-87EBK it is!
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