Published on October 26th,2007 at 9:00 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Hands-on the new Blu-Ray DVD recorder DMR-BW900 from Panasonic

During the last CEATEC, we had the chance to discover a new line-up of Blu-Ray Recorders with internal HDD, like the DMR-BW900 and its 1TB of hard drive space… And today finally, Panasonic gave us the chance get a closer look at these new babies and play with them… the New Line-up of Diga Blu-Ray recorder… and not the amazingly cute girls who helped us to enjoy these new amazing recorders.

There will be in fact 6 new models, with 3 DVD recorders, and 3 Blu-Ray ones… we will not waste our time with slightly old DVD models, but will focus our attention on the Blu-ray wonders.
In a nutshell, our new recorders will support and record natively any video in MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 in Full HD, and they will also be compatible with the Viera Link system from Panasonic (which allows you to control all your Panasonic devices with only one remote). Not much to say, except that the quality is pretty great, compared to the Mpeg-2 TS that most recorders have been using up to now (The MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, is the codec used on Blu-Ray movies).

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  • MrSatyre

    Blu-ray movies use any of several codecs, not limited to “MPEG-4 AVC / H.264” as you stated in the article. Codecs common to commercially replicated BD titles also include MPEG-2 and VC1.

  • itoumusashi

    can you use these recorders in any other country besides japan? the reason why i\’d like to know is that i live in japan now, but move frequently. i\’m considering the purchase of one of these but i\’d like to know if it works. perhaps some of the features (timetable, etc) won\’t work, but what features will, and what features won\’t?

  • frank

    this is cool but since the PS3 came out they dont have a chance!!

  • christen

    i dont know why anyone would buy anything other than a PS3 really because of the price and game system!

  • pette

    best selling product I have is the PS3 because of BlueRay..

  • Ktak

    I think that some people here are misinterpreting what this new Panasonic does. It doesn’t just record on HDD in MPEG2 and H.264, it can record on Blu-ray DISC as well. You can archive your saved HD programs from your HDD to BD-R or BD-RE discs and play them on other BD devices. And because it uses the more efficienct AVC codec, it can save more programming on a single BD disc than previous Blu-ray recorders. Even cooler is that the Panasonic will record full HD on recordable DVD media as well, only with less recording time.

    I have a PS3 too and love it, but it can’t do any of the above.

  • Gar

    Wish my PS3 can record… oh well.. would’ve been nice recording tv shows instead of buying box sets.



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