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Matsushita DVD recorders with up to 400GB HDDs

Posted: 14 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:matsushita electric? diga dvd recorder? hard disk drive? networking capabilities? dmr-e500h?

Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd unveiled five new models of DIGA DVD recorders that feature 160GB to 400GB hard disk drives (HDDs).

Providing massive recording and storage, high-speed dubbing, and superb home and mobile networking capabilities, the new productsDMR-E500H, DMR-E330H, DMR-E220H, DMR-250V and DMR-E87H will be introduced to the Japanese market next week (Sept. 21).

The DMR-E500H high-end model features a built-in 400GB HDD with a recording capacity of 709h of video in EP mode. It offers high-speed dubbing from HDD unto DVD-RAM at speeds of 40x and unto DVD-R disc up to 64x in EP mode. According to the company, this makes the DMR-500H the fastest DVD recorder in the industry as it can record a one-hour program unto DVD-R disc in just 56 sec.

Featuring an Ethernet port and a broadband receiver, the DMR-E500H offers convenience for home and mobile networking. With Ethernet connection, MPEG4 video and JPEG photos can be viewed by a PC in another room. Using two DMR-E500Hs, MPEG2 video on one can be accessed by the other on the LAN. Broadband Internet access allows users to program recording through mobile devices such as cellphones and PCs while away from home. Users can transfer pictures between the DVD recorder and their mobile device.

The DMR-E500H has an SD Memory Card slot and a PCMCIA card slot to transfer MPEG data at high speeds for storage or use in other devices. Using an SD Memory Card, it can transfer video and still photos recorded by other digital AV products to the DMR-E500H for editing or storage on the hard disk or DVD discs. It can record MPEG4 image data simultaneously while recording MPEG2 data unto the hard disk. The MPEG4 data can be transferred to an SD Memory Card and played back on a Panasonic D-Snap SD video camera.

Other models in the new DIGA line-up include the DMR-E330H with 250GB HDD, the DMR-E220H with 160GB HDD, the DMR-E250V, a 3-in-1 DVD recorder with VHS recorder and 160GB HDD, and the DMR-E87H with 160GB HDD.

Equipped with two TV tuners, the DMR-E330H and DMR-E220H can record alternate television programs simultaneously unto the HDD. The DMR-E500H, DMR-E330H, DMR-E220H and DMR-E87H all offer high-speed recording from the HDD to DVD-RAM at speeds of 40x and unto DVD-R disk up to 64x (both in EP mode).





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