Future SONY HD-DVD recorders

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by EN, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. EN

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    Do you have any information is SONY planning to sell soon HD-DVD recorders in EUROPE as they do in Japan?
     
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    Not yet. Odds are we will see the first BluRay recorders released in the UK in 2006 when Sky launch their HD service. Odds are it will be Panasonic who launch first in the UK/Europe though - they are quite advanced down their roadmap of seemless addition of BluRay to the DIGA lineup. When HD-DVD recorders will launch here is unknown - although the first such deck should go on sale (in Japan) next year.
     
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    thanx,
    I typied wrong.
    I meant Hard drive and DVD recorder combo.
     
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    A bit of a difference! The Sony RX8 will be out around October. The RX10 will be out when the Freeview 7 day EPG (which it is built around) is nationwide and stable (probably around November/December).
     
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    EN - You might be interested to read the thread dated the 21-7-04 on DVD Recorders with Freeview Tuners. A subject which I believe needs pushing to the manufacturers.
    As well as Sony there is also a product coming from Fusion.
    Rasczak - You gave some details on the Sony RX10 on the other thread. Do you have any more details on the RX8? Will it have a Freeview Tuner?
     
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    The RX8 (or RX8000) may not get a UK release. But if it does it will NOT have a Freeview tuner. It is a basic, bottom of the range class HDD/DVDR combo.

    ...and one will also be found in the Toshiba RDXS34
    ...and one maybe found inside the Panasonic E500
    Sharp, Philips and Sumsung may also have offerings soon as well. There are models coming - they are just taking a bit of time! The RDXS34 looks the most promising so far: EPG, DVB, HDMI, 240GB HDD, RGB in/out, Progressive Scan etc
     
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    Hi EN, just in case there’s any confusion, the generally accepted abbreviations are “HD” for High Definition & “HDD” for Hard Disc Drive.

    Regards,

    OARDVD
     

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