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Old 09-12-2007, 01:19 PM
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No word yet of a US release, but Sony today announced it would roll out four new Blu-ray recorders this November in Japan.

Although DVD recorders still represent a relatively small percentage of overall set top DVD player sales (roughly 16% worldwide in 2006, according to In-Stat), they've been a rare growth area for electronics manufacturers over the last few years as standard DVD player sales have waned.

Sony says that the devices will be capable of storing up to 16 hours of high-definition programming on a dual-layer, 50-gigabyte (GB) Blu-ray disc.

The new recorders are the first from Sony to support dual-layer disc recording, although the company had released two single-layer Blu-ray recorders to the Japanese market in 2006.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:39 PM
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:26 PM
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Is that right? 16 hours on 50g disc? So the 25g holds 8 hours? That seems like a lot to me. Sounds pretty good if it's true
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that 16 hour rating is probially for 720p video... just as speakers are max amps and such. i'll be happy with dvr for now, or in computer burners where i can make legal backups of my original discs. looking for an hd dvd/blu ray burner combo player. i heard lg is making them. one of them puppies and a combo reader drive and i'm good to go.
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So what would you record on these?

I assume you're pretty much limited to camcorder footage? What about OTA?

I don't think there's a way to get HD cable or satelite into these (due to copy protection), is there?
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these won't come out here anytime soon. Sony has basically said the reason for that is the cable card mess here in the states.
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Not really. In Japan, recording to disc is super popular, so BD's are popular for that purpose. Now here in the USA, we use DVRs. So such an expensive device is not practical here in this market.

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Well they ll probably record in avc so its pretty possible to have those recording specs and maybe even recording in 1080i.
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I have a HDDVR with a 1 tb external HD and a 160 internal. I dont need this and most likely never will. Since disc are high priced and BGs of HD cost less.
Enjoying cliff hanger HD as I type and just finished adding big daddy to my collection.
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that 16 hour rating is probially for 720p video... just as speakers are max amps and such. i'll be happy with dvr for now, or in computer burners where i can make legal backups of my original discs. looking for an hd dvd/blu ray burner combo player. i heard lg is making them. one of them puppies and a combo reader drive and i'm good to go.
I love how one of the first "downer" replies to this story is pure speculation on the technical deatails. If you don't know something...
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