Panasonic wil linntroduce three new DIGA Series Blu-ray disc recorders with built-in hard disk drives ( DMR-BW930/830/730), available September 1st.
The recorders support recording of TV programs in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) format at a maximum speed of 6x. Panasonic offers thr device with an either 1TB (DMR-BW930), 500GB (DMR-BW830), or 320GB(DMR-BW730) hard disk drives.
All come equipped with a dual digital TV tuner, HDMI output (60p/24p), USB port, SD/SDHC card slot, Panasonic's UniPhier System LSI, support DTS-HD Master/ Dolby NR TrueHD/Dolby Digital plus codecs, DLNA, and they are VIERA Link compatible.
Recording TV broadcasts can de srored to HDD and BD-R/RE, as well as in Panasonic's AVCREC format on that records DVD dics. Other supported formats for recording include DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM.
BD-Live is also supported.
Prices will be €1700 for the 1TB version, €1100 for the 500GB version, and €900? for the 320GB version.
The Japanese company also announced today the DMR-BR630V; another Blu-ray recorder that additionally has a built-in VHS player and 320GB of HDD. The device will be available in October.