LSI Logic DVD Recorder Processor Enables JVC's First '3-In-1' Digital Video Recorders
LSI Logic Corporation announced that JVC has selected the LSI Logic DiMeNsion 8652 (DMN-8652) DVD recorder system processor for use in the unique JVC "3-in-1" DR-MX1 digital video recorder. By tapping the diverse features integrated into the single-chip DMN-8652, JVC's DR-MX1 integrates the capabilities of a DVD recorder, VCR, and hard disk drive (HDD) recorder into a single product.
Based on the LSI Logic DoMiNo architecture, the DMN-8652 processor was selected by JVC for its ability to enable a convergence of consumer digital video applications with highest quality video and audio, while reducing the time, cost and complexity of system design.
In addition the DMN-8652 accepts video from TV and other analog video sources and encodes it for storage on hard disk or DVD discs in standard recordable formats including DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/R. It supports simultaneous playback of video from HDD or DVD, and a range of background copying operations between the VCR, hard disk drive, and optical drive.
Leveraging the DMN-8652, the JVC DR-MX1 includes the following features:
- a 120GB hard drive for recording up to 224 hours of video;
- a fast dubbing feature enabling consumers to transfer video from HDD to DVD up to 32X
- two-pass MPEG encoding to achieve the highest quality
- six-way dubbing between HDD-and-VHS, DVD-and-VHS, and HDD-and-DVD
- multi-format spport
- 1.5x video playback
The DMN-8652 integrates a second dedicated ATAPI port, an NTSC/PAL TVencoder, video DACs, and a USB controller. It offers MPEG-4 video playback; concurrent operation of timeshifting (pause, rewind, and fast-forward of live television) while archiving programs from hard disk to DVD. Additional advantages of the DMN-8652 include LSI Logic's proprietarypre- and post-processing technologies, TrueView Pro and TrueScan Pro.