Pioneer introduced today in Japan of the DVR-DT100, HDD/DVD recorder with a digital tuner.
The new HDD/DVD recorder, equipped with a digital tuner for terrestrial, BS and 110-degree CS digital TV broadcasts, is capable of recording up to about 92 hours of high-definition terrestrial digital TV broadcast directly onto its 800GB HDD in the high-definition picture quality.
Pioneer plans to launch the new high-end HDD/DVD recorder for the Japanese market in late April, 2006, with no retail price suggested.
High-resolution (1920 x 1080 dots) Electronic Program Guide (EPG) screen available for digital broadcasts, to display a large volume of information at high resolution to realize a clear, easy-to-use GUI.
VR-mode recording to a Dual Layer DVD-R disc to allow users to move high-definition digital video recorded in the HDD to a disc at a higher quality than before.
HDMI output terminal for high-quality digital video transfer
Simultaneous recording of digital and analog TV broadcasts, while playing back the program from the HDD or DVD
Simple auto-search functions in EPG timer recording including Keyword Search
New Program Search to quickly search for new TV programs, and Rough Genre Search to search for TV programs related to the user's desired genre selected from 12 selections.
Program Trace (Program delay and Event Relay), unique to digital TV broadcasts, to free users from timer-recording failures
Help Navigator displays the operation guide screen to tell users the next operation even if they haven't read the instruction manual.
DV input terminal used for copying video material from a DV camera to the HDD or a DVD disc
Remote Timer Recording from PCs or mobile phones