I'm not sure i going to answer your question in its entirety, but here goes.
I have the LG BD390, it is not a "BURNER" but can play everything from BD-ROM,AVCHD,DVD+/-R DVD+RW,Dual DVD+R, CD's as well as CD-RW. Also plays AVCHD if the DVD is formatted that way.Also includes a USB port in front of the unit. You can record using this USB port to your HD camera since you have one, but as i said the LG BD390 cannot burn.
It can also be networked which i have done so i can play a movie on my home computer and view it in the living room or do instant streaming from Blockbuster.
Does have HDMI as you mention, NO FIREWIRE
USB for HardDrive
Firewire for tapes, not on HD camcorders that use HardDrives, although the older camcorders do have firewire that provide HD or standard Definitions.
Name Network Blu-ray Disc Player
Player Type Blu-ray Player
Disc Changer 1-Disc
Disc Playback Capability Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, Blu-ray Disc, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
File Playback Formats MPEG2, MPEG4 AVC, SMPTE VC1, AVCHD, DivX, DivX HD, MKV
Video D/A Converter 148Mhz / 12-bit
Audio D/A Converter 192KHz / 24-bit
Decoder Linear PCM, Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital 2 ch Down Mix, Dolby Digital, dts
DVD Upconversion 1080p
Video NTSC: 60Hz
Deep Color (HDMI)
Composite Output: Up to 480i
Component Output: Up to 1080i
HDMI Output: Up to 1080p (24 & 60Hz)
Audio Signal/Noise Ratio: 100dB
Remote Control Universal
Power Supply AC120V, 60Hz
Connectors Digital Audio Out/Optical: 1
Digital Audio Out/Coaxial: 1
Audio L/R Out: 1
Audio Discrete 7.1 Channel Out: 1
Component Video Out: 1
Composite Video Out: 1
HDMI Out: 1 <---------
LAN (RJ-45): 1 <--------
USB (A): 1 <-------
HDMI 1 <-------
Feature Netflix Instant Streaming Ready <--------
Weight 6 lbs.
I also have got it to display Blockbuster movies instant streaming which took a little programming. <--------
Hope this helps.
I'd love to buy a single DVR unit that features DVD recording, playback, disc copy backup, computer interfacing (bi-directional firewire), with built-in DVD authoring/burning, .....all of these features must be Hi Def / Blu Ray video capable, .....as well as have Firewire and HDMI input/output connections so that I can record 1920x1080 video from my HD video camcorder and external Hard Drives.
Does such a unit exist? Four years ago I bought a Pioneer 520HS which provided all of this in StanDef video.
I recently asked this question of Pioneer and Panasonic customer service, and they said NO, and have no plans to offer such a unit.
Some satellite and cable providers offer a DVR as part of their subscriber options, but none of these DVR units have external input connections (HDMI, Firewire) to record consumer HiDef signals, such as recording 1920x1080 video output from camcorders!