Update (16/02/11) – There was clearly no love in the air at Panasonic when they missed the 14th Feb software update, but have now released a revised date of 21st Feb (network) and 22nd Feb (over the air) for their DMR-BS850, DMR-BS750 and DMR-XS350EB iPlayer update. Whilst these continual delays are frustrating, at least they have presented us with a new date which hopefully means they are getting closer!
Original post (25/01/11) – Panasonic have updated their FAQ section today to suggest a
another “tentative” release date for BBC iPlayer on their previous Blu-ray/DVD models (DMR-BS850, DMR-BS750 and DMR-XS350EB); their date set in jelly is Valentines day (14th Feb 2011), could love be in the air for those still waiting?
Thank you for your patience in relation to the upgrade for iPlayer on DMR-BS750, DMR-BS850 and DMR-XS350.
The provision of an update has always been subject to extensive testing to ensure the integrity of the product. During testing of the software two bugs have been identified, one of which is considered to be critical, requiring further work by our research and development team. As a result, the release schedule has been revised.
I can confirm that a tentative release date for the update has been set:
2009 models (DMR-BS850/DMR-BS750,DMR-XS350EB)
14/02/2011 – available via Global website, to enable customers to download onto CD and upgrade
14/02/2011 – available via Network download and an Over Air Download via satellite.
We appreciate the frustration this delay may cause and of course offer our sincere apologies. However the reliability, quality and overall functionality of the recorder must remain a priority.
No further news on 2008 televisions sorry.
(thanks to rich for the heads up)