Here are a few shots of another product that I’ll be reviewing for Register Hardware. Keep an eye on their site for the full review during May.
The DMR-XW380 is a twin tuner FreeviewHD+ box – so it can record two different things at once, and there’s a 250GB hard drive built in. There’s also a DVD burner, and one of the new features in this year’s Panasonic range is that you can burn HD material to DVD in Blu-Ray format. Ok, that’s a lot of jargon in one sentence, but essentially it means that you can save HD shows (albeit not incredibly long ones) in a format that will enable you to play them back in HD, on a Blu-Ray player.
Based on these pics, I also have the answer to another question – yes, Freeview are obviously happy for manufacturers to use advertising in their EPG, even with the Freeview logo appearing on screen.