LSI Logic announced that JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) has selected the LSI Logic DiMeNsion(TM) (DMN-8600) DVD recorder system processor for its all-new dual-format DVD-RAM and DVD-RW recorder, the DR-M1.
JVC becomes the first Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer to adopt the DMN-8600. Based on the LSI Logic DoMiNo(TM) architecture, the DMN-8600 is the world's first single-chip DVD recorder system processor that reduces cost, design complexity, and time-to-market through its high level of system integration, and delivers a rich feature-set including the industry's highest-quality video. The DR-M1 will be available this month in Japan and Europe.
JVC's DR-M1 records on DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R disks in DVD-Video or DVD-VR formats, and plays DVD-Video, DVD-VR, VCD, MP3, JPEG or audio CD disks. The DR-M1 has the ability to time-shift (simultaneously record and playback) television programs on DVD-RAM disk allowing users to pause, rewind, or instantly replay live television. The DR-M1 also enables users to connect digital camcorders through the high-speed IEEE-1394 connection and digitally transfer personal video content from the camcorder to a DVD disk.
Additional advantages of the DMN-8600 include an integrated DV codec, fifth-generation MPEG A/V codec technology, and innovative video processing technologies like TrueScan(TM) Pro and TrueView(TM) Pro. The DMN-8600 also performs all audio processing tasks, supporting, among other things, industry-standard Dolby Digital® encoding and decoding, and DTS decoding, 3D audio effects, and bass management functions.