Sony will release two new Blu-ray disc recorders in japan next month, both equipped with hard disk drives.
The new BDZ-A750 and the BDZ-A950 are using a 320Gb and 500GB hard disk drive respectively to store content, while they are also having Blu-ray recording capabilities.
In addition, both models are able to stream and download videos from either "Tsutaya TV" and "acTVila VOD" services in Japan and forward these contents directly to a PSP or a Sony compatible DAP via USB. They are also DLNA compatible allowing access from anywhere on the network to recorded contents.
In addition, both players come with digital and analog tuners, are using Sony's "CREAS" HD technology, support recording of MPEG2/1 and MPEG 4 AVC content on HDD and BD-RE/R SL and DL, as well as on DVD+RW (8x), DVD+R (6x) and DVD-RW (6x) optical discs.