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Sony announces more Blu-ray recorders for Japan

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Apr 2008 21:14 User comments (8)

Sony announces more Blu-ray recorders for Japan Sony Electronics has announced another two Blu-ray Disc recorders for the Japanese market. The electronics giant will offer two new models with 320GB and 500GB hard disk drives in the territory to add to its existing line-up of Blu-ray equipment. The BDZ-A70 and BDZ-T90 read and write both blank Blu-ray and blank DVD media. The BDZ-A70 comes with a 320GB HDD while the BDZ-T90 has a larger 500GB HDD.
A useful feature for the new Blu-ray recorders is the ability to transfer content from recordings to portable devices like Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld console (stored on MemoryStick DUO media) or to a Sony Walkman handheld portable media player (PMP) device.

Connection to the portable media players is achieved using a USB cable. The models sport the High-definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for connectivity with other HD equipment along with 1080p/24 support. Both models are expected to be available in Japan this month starting at 170,000.


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8 user comments

111.4.2008 22:45

170,000 = around $1,585... Bit pricey. Oh well, japanese are rich.

212.4.2008 0:51

Originally posted by rainofire:
170,000 = around $1,585... Bit pricey. Oh well, japanese are rich.

I think you mistyped 170,000 = around $1,685

312.4.2008 3:13

still to much lol

412.4.2008 3:13

Quote:
Originally posted by rainofire:
170,000 = around $1,585... Bit pricey. Oh well, japanese are rich.

I think you mistyped 170,000 = around $1,685

Woops... thats even more expensive LOL.

512.4.2008 9:56

don't know why we register surprise at this - it always starts out like this - only those for whom money means nothing will buy it - the rest of us will wait until the price comes down to $ 500 or less in about 8-12 months time with a machine that is ten times as good and ten times cheaper. wasn't it the same with dvd players and recorders and doesn't it still continue to be the trend with PCs ?
A year ago, PCs with the E6600 quad core processor were retailing for around $ 5,000 in the UK and I bought mine for $ 1000 about 6 months later.

612.4.2008 9:56

I'll wait till it drop down to couple hundreds. Wait till the Chinese get their hands on it. It'll be way down !!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Apr 2008 @ 9:58

712.4.2008 14:07

Good for the japanese people

815.4.2008 3:09

Hey is this a Blue-Ray stand alone recorder that you use for time shifting HD or SD tv shows (like a vcr or todays dvd recorders) or is it Blur-Ray recorder for computers only?

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