"...Stream Machine and Amoisonic today announced the availability of Amoisonic's stand-alone digital Video Disk Recorder (VDR), enabled by Stream Machine's Symphony manufacturing kit. Amoisonic, one of the top consumer electronic manufacturers in China delivering over 2 million video products last year, has leveraged Stream Machine's SM2210 video codec to produce a low-cost, high-performance VDR.
The VideoDisc Recorder is similar to traditional analog VHS VCRs in features and functions. In addition, it provides the additional convenience, quality and interactivity of digital video technology. The VDR provides high-quality record/playback at low bit rates enabling the use of low cost CD-RW drives and low cost CD-R and CD-RW disks as the recording media. Amoisonic's VDR can play pre-recorded Super Video CD titles, Video CD titles and audio CDs, as well as create disks in these formats.
The foundation for the Symphony manufacturing kit is Stream Machine's SM2210 MPEG-2 video encoder/decoder. The VDR exploits SM2210's unique combination of high image-quality at low bit rates to provide near DVD-quality video on cost effective and proven CD-RW drives and media. The SM2210's high integration and Symphony's low parts count makes Amoisonic's product very affordable, enabling fast adoption by quality-conscious and price-sensitive consumers.
Symphony Manufacturing kit and SM2210 CODEC: The SM2210 single chip MPEG-2 video CODEC is in full production and available now. The Symphony manufacturing kit is available to customers and priced at $25,000..."