Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Worm, Aug 17, 2004.
apart from the 250 what is supposed to be so good about it?
The big plus of this model is that it has 2 Pass re-encoding and the 15 MBits/S recording mode - however this is badly let down by the lack of a Flexible Record function. We'll need to wait for the reviews to find out the true callibre of the machine though....
The first let down has hit, The decoder has changed from freeview to an analogue decoder WHY. All these features and they they go backwards on the tuner. madness!!
I'm not so sure it has. I thought the X1000 was always listed with an analogue tuner. It's an interim model before the RDRHX10 is released at the back end of this year or early next year:
I maybe wrong though...
To quote Rasczak from another thread:
"AFAIK the RX10 will be the model certain European countries will get whereas we get the RX1000 - we'll know for sure when Sony issue a press release in the next week or so. I hope we do get a DVB enabled Sony HDD/DVDR sooner rather than later though."
There you go:
Well lets hope we do get it - I really want a HDD/DVDR/DVB combo before next March! But note the RDX10 link (with the DVB) now says its coming to the UK as the RDX1000 (without the DVB).
I've received all the specs from Sony today via a press release, Will try to post most details asap.
All players bar the RDR500 have PAL and NTSC prog scan.
The RDR500 drops this and DOES have Freeview.
All of the others are analogue.
Good news is two of the models come in black.
Oh and both top models have 15Mbps recording mode to HDD.
Not sure how much use that will actually be at the moment though.
Could be useful in a few years but will we have terabyte recorders by then???
The 15 MBits/S could be good - it'll be interesting to compair how it fairs versus XP equivalent. The 2pass encoding seems to be the biggest bonus on the units though IMHO.
Why not release a HDD/DVDR version though - they are in Europe so why not here?
But still no flexible recording? What is the point of 2 pass VBR if you are left with 20 minutes free space on the disc that could have been used for increased bit-rate and so better quality?
Yes - a serious omission.
Don't know, I might mail and ask them!
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