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Panasonic bringing Blu-ray burners to European markets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2008 14:32

Panasonic bringing Blu-ray burners to European markets Panasonic has announced that they will be bringing Blu-ray recorders to a few European markets soon, marking the company's first endeavor into the BD writing market in Europe.
The company currently sells BD burners in Japan, Australia and the US and has announced at the IFA event that they will be bringing products to France and the UK later this year.

Using the recorders users can record HD TV streams to BD while keeping the high quality. You can record to the built-in HDD or to burn in SD to DVD or VHS.

Takuya Sugita of Panasonic's network business group added that France was selected as the initial launch market for Europe because of the availability of a a bunch of "free-to-air high-definition TV channels."

The new recorder also has support for the AVCHD format used in many new HD camcorders.

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