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Toshiba DVR: HD-DVD's unnecessary

HD DVD backer Toshiba has unveiled a digital video recorder (DVR) that can archive HD broadcasts onto standard DVD discs. The Vardia RD-A301 uses an HD transcoder to convert HD broadcasts from their native MPEG 2 format into MPEG 4 AVC. Toshiba claims its transcoder compresses the HD video enough for it to be burnt onto a 4.7GB DVD-R – whilst retaining the broadcast picture quality.

Toshiba said that two hours of HD video could be recorded onto a single-layer DVD - a 15-minute job using the Vardia's 8x burner. However, the unit also includes a 300GB hard drive and supports playback of a range of HD DVD and DVD discs, including HD DVD-R and DVD-RW respectively. On the flipside, it'll also record to HD DVD-R and DVD-RW discs.

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Darkiewonder3469d ago

I love these players. it's so sleek ;o

hahahabutt3469d ago

Check this out.. definitly cool... Might have a Simpson commercial at first so just ignore that. http://video.yahoo.com/vide...

Loopy3469d ago

It's not cool.
The "car" doesn't even roll...

joevfx3469d ago

so they basically are admitting defeat against blu ray.

Twizlex3469d ago

Ha ha ha! I knew it was just a matter of time before somebody came in and commented without actually reading the article. Shame on you.

TrillHeat9543469d ago

i love how toshiba makes dvd/ hd-dvd players that look like old vcrs

LoydX-mas3469d ago

How about actually clicking on the link.

The picture they show is of a first-gen HD-DVD player almost 2 years old!

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