CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Blu-ray Players

Sharp to release Blu-ray recorders with storage

Sharp is about to unleash some of the world's first Blu-ray recorders for HD television with four new models slated for release in Japan from next month.

Sharp is about to unleash some of the world's first Blu-ray recorders for HD television with four new models slated for release in Japan from next month.

Sharp's BD-HDW20 and BD-HDW15 Blu-ray recorders to be released in Japan in December.

According to the Sharp Japan Web site (via Google Translate), the flagship of the new AQUOS range model will be a Blu-ray recorder with dual HD tuners and 1TB of hard drive space. The BD-HDW20 is expected to retail for 300,000 Yen (AU$3,022). This model will be followed by the BD-HDW15 with 500GB of space for 200,000 Yen (AU$2,014).

There will also be two standalone BD recorders with only a single tuner and no HDD -- the dual-layer BD-AV10 (120,000 Yen/AU$1,209) and the single-layer BD-AV1 (100,000 Yen/AU$1,007).

The two hard-drive models will feature HDMI version 1.3 compliance and "1080/24p" capability and be able to pass-through undecoded Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD streams.

The new AQUOS-branded recorders will also be able to operate in "one-button" mode via HDMI with compatible AQUOS televisions.

However, those waiting for another dual-format for both HD DVD and Blu-ray will have to wait a little longer as "at present time there is no schedule".