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New D-VHS player with HDMI, and Hi Def TV!

Discussion in 'TVs' started by AML, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. AML

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    I saw a Victor (JVC) catalogue the other day that had a new
    D-VHS player that has HDMI out and all the trimmings.

    Im just wondering if players and movies are region coded as this japanese player is labled "R2".
    Also, any idea if there are any D-VHS movies out in japan?

    That player was the new HM-DHX2.
    Jp price: 71.000 yen (350 quid)

    http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/video/dvhs/hm-dhx2/

    I may get one to record stuff from "BS Hi" (japanese hi def channel)

    Theres also a new channel called "Wow Wow" which offers hi def movies 24h a day.
    New stuff too, like SWAT and LOTR.

    http://www.wowow.co.jp/

    ("HV 5.1" meaning hi def and 5.1 sound)
     
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    WOW and we pay that for a DVD recorder with freeview!!!! BLoody RIP OFF BRITAIN
     
  3. AML

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    Its a cool thing to have if you want to have an HD Recorder now, and not wait for HD DVD or Blu Ray. Tapes cost about 1000 yen (5quid) each and can record about 4 hours at 28mbps.

    I think that means each tape can store 50 gb? Not sure about these details. if you can read japanese check out the Victor site.

    If that thread dies on you, just copy and paste. Victors jp site should come up.
     
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    Yes I think D-Theater are indeed region coded, ie mine will only payback on US D-vhs decks. I remember reading a thread over on avsforum and a guy from Japan had moded his DVHS deck to payback R1 D-Theater. and all my titles say R1 on the back
     
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    Hi AML
    Yeah dvhs tapes can store 50gb, and you can also record Hi-Def movies in 5.1 onto pro-grade SVHS tapes aswell.
     
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    I think that recorder is the Japanese market verison of the USA HMD-5u. The US version can be had for under $500, so about £270 ex. taxes.

    D-Theater tapes are Region coded although I have no idea if any were ever released in regions other than 1.

    The difference between the USA and Japan version is that one is desgined to work with Dolby Digital and the other AAC. I seem to recall that when somebody hacked the region on a USA model it then started playing back tapes with AAC sound OK (normally it just blocks the sound).
     

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