I was told September as well - which would be about a year after the HX1000 and thus sounds about right. This time last year we were all patiently waiting for the 'Easter' release of the HX1000 - but it still didn't happen until Summer.Sony Centre literature says release is September though
Almost - it offers 8.5GB (in real terms a little over 8000MBs you can use) whereas DVDR offers 4.7GB (around 4300MB useable).Does this mean double the capacity
It's too early to say. A DVD+R DL recorded with DVD-ROM booktype seems to be very compatible - more so than DVD+R - although any figures you see quoted at present simply aren't worth the paper they are written on as extensive trials still need to be conducted. Certainly it plays on most DVD players/drives I've tried though.are there any compatability issues
.... campare the price between "Duel Layer DVD" and the DVD-R one ;-(rogerh said:Could you explain a bit about "Duel Layer DVD" please?
Does this mean double the capacity and are there any compatability issues, such as with existing single layer machines or between manufacturers?
Yes price is a big difference at present (DVD+R DL are approx. 4 or 5 times the price comparing like for like brands). Also 'against' DVD+R DL is that longevity is a total unknown at present - DVD+R/-R are bad enough, it'll be interesting to see how dual layer discs hold up.campare the price between "Duel Layer DVD" and the DVD-R one
That's great news. All I need now is the matching surround sound reciever with wireless S-DIAT speakers (come on Sony!)rogerh said:Approximately same specs as the models they're replacing except that the larger model (910) will have HDMI port and both models will have Freeview Tuners (AT LAST!).
Sony Centre literature says release is September though.
Built-in 160GB Hard Disk Drive
Dual RW Compatible
Compatible with +R Double-Layer disc (8.5GB disc)
Precision Cinema Progressive with 12bit/108MHz Video DAC
D-Matrix Noise Reduction System
HQ+ High Bit Rate Recording Mode on HDD
Dynamic Variable Bit rate Dubbing
i.Link (DV) Input for Camcorder
One-Touch DV Dubbing/ Programme Edit
Pause Live TV
Up to 64x High Speed Dubbing (8x Drive)
Intelligent Scene Chaptering & Visual Search (HDD & DVD-RW VR Mode)
Fast Playback with Sound (HDD)
MP3 & JPEG Playback (CD-R/RW)
8H Mode (SEP Mode)
Quick Response GUI
ShowView Timer Programming
Optical/Coaxial Digital Audio Output