LSI Logic announced that its DoMiNo processing technology is now shipping in the JVC high-definition D-VHS D-Theater Digital HD
VCR, the HM-DH40000.
Currently the only high-definition consumer format available, D-VHS was
pioneered by JVC to offer the increasing number of consumers with high-
definition television displays the content they have been seeking. Providing
the benefits of both analog and digital technology, D-VHS is capable of high-
definition digital recording and playback while maintaining full backward
compatibility with the original popular VHS format.
The JVC model HM-DH40000 digital VCR features two DTCP-compatible
FireWire(R) input/output interfaces that allows direct connection from digital
television and computers to various components and peripherals such as digital
camcorders, high-definition cable set-top boxes, terrestrial ATSC set-top
boxes and high-definition satellite receivers. The D-VHS high-speed (HS) mode
operates at a 28.2 megabits per second (Mbps) data transfer rate with 50
gigabyte capacity per cassette which provides four hours of full high-
With the HM-DH40000's multi-format recording/playback capability, users
can record and view in analog VHS, Super VHS, and Super VHS ET, in addition to
D-VHS. And from analog VCR sources digital recording can be made in the STD,
LS3 and LS5 modes via the built-in MPEG-2 transport stream encoder/decoder for
up to 24 hours of programming on a single DF-480 video tape. The DoMiNo
processor encodes analog video sources to MPEG-2 digital video for recording
onto the D-VHS tape, as well as converting digital camcorder content from the
MiniDV and Digital 8 formats to MPEG-2.