Oh, and speaking of Sharp recorders
, we've got five more from the AQUOS series hitting today. The most interesting beast of the bunch is the ¥200,000 ($1,650) DV-ACW60 (pictured) packing a 1TB hard disk; dual digital and analog HD tuners; HDMI, Japanese D4, S-Video, composite video outputs; 2x analog, 1x optical, and 1x coaxial audio outputs. A couple of Firewire ports let the AQUOS recorders get friendly with your DV camera or say Sharp's new AQUOS BD-HP1 Blu-ray recorder
for high-speed dubbing to Blu-ray Disc. It also brings a couple of USB jacks to play host to devices like cameras or audio players to extract media without the need of a PC -- presumably, you can sling more disk off USB as well. Hell, they've even thrown in some new IrSS high-speed infrared communications to move pictures off your like-equipped cellphone
on the quick. The line-up of recorders also come in a ¥140,000 ($1,155) 500GB DV-ACW55 model (or ¥110,000 ($908) DV-AC55 with a single tuner) and ¥110,000 ($908) 250GB DV-ACW52 model (or ¥90,000 ($743) DV-AC52 with a single tuner). Look for these starting February 20th in Japan.