SAMSUNG Electronics announced a DVD recorder using the DVD RAM format, the DVD-R5000 for the Korean market.
The biggest advantage the DVD RAM format over other formats, such as DVD+RW, DVD-RW etc., is the fast access to the recorded data. Taking advantage of the fast performance, DVD-R5000 features simultaneous recording and playback, which let the users ‘rewind’ the TV program that they are watching.
DVD-R5000 is also a reliable and economical DVD recorder, because a DVD RAM disk can be written for more than 100,000 times, while -RW and +RW disks can only handle 1,000 write cycles.
In addition to recording from traditional sources, DVD-R5000 can also record directly from a digital camcorder using the built in IEEE1394 port.
Other features include the PiP (picture-in-picture) function, and a slim design at79mm.
The DVD-R5000 is available in Korea now with estimated street price of 1400,000 Korean Won.