The road for the next generation optical video recording is already being paved. Consumer electronic giant Matsushita announced today that the first recorder with a mighty 50 gig capacity will be released for the Japanese market under the Panasonic brand. The device features tuners for terrestrial and satellite digital and analog broadcasts.
The DMR-E700BD, the high-end model of Matsushita's DIGA DVD recorder series, will be put on the Japanese market on an open-price basis on July 31, said the major consumer electronics maker known for its Panasonic brand.
The new model can record up to four and a half hours of digital high-definition programming or up to 63 hours of analog programming, Matsushita said.Source: Forbes