Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Yes, Hitachi suprised us with 1TB HDD DVD recorder - plenty of space for 68 hours of HD or 1700 hours of VHS quality video material. DV-DH1000W DVR/DVD combo is not the only one in the line up thrown at us this time - little brothers are DV-DH500W, DV-DH250W, and DV-DH160W and you already guessed what numbers stand for. According to AkihabaraNews
"smallest one is not HDMI compatible and only the 500Gb and 1Tb have an iLink port."DV-DH1000W features 6 DTB and 1 analog tuners allowing to record 2 shows simultaneously. The device sports a TiVo-like software with Electronic Program Guide and one of the features described as follows: Say you watch a program that ends at 8pm and there are programmings starting at 7pm and 7:30pm. The recorder will allow you to watch all three programs without missing a second by utilizing mentioned tuners. There is also a feature called "OneShot" that supposedly will record with a single button press.
Hitachi did not announce the pricing yet.
Source: AkihabaraNews and Hitachi Japan