Pioneer has introduced a bundle of new HD-based digital video recorders for the Japanese market, all packing either 250GB or 400GB drives, and two of which come equipped with the unsettling combination of DVD burners and VHS recorders -- with HDMI output to boot. We doubt that your collection of Max Headroom tapes will look any better when pumped though a spiffy HDMI cable, but at least you'll have the convience of transferring 'em to a DVD at the push of a button. All four recorders are also compatible with Pioneer's HDD-S400 external hard drive, which'll give ya an extra 400GB of storage. Sadly, though, pricing and availability have yet to be announced for any of them.

[Via Akihabara News]

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Pioneer intros 4 HDD/DVD recorders for Japan