It may be raining on AT&T's parade today
but the sun is out and blasting Japan with plenty of Blu-ray
. Four new Sony Bravia recorders in fact, capable of burning 50GB dual-layer, BD-R/RE discs with an additional disk packing between 250GB and 500GB of storage depending upon model selected. The ¥200,000 (about $1,755) top-end BDZ-X90 model brings 2x digital and 2x analog tuners, gold-plated HDMI 1080p capable of 60fps or 24fps output in DeepColor, and a DLNA-based "Sony Room Link" server function for streaming your media around the house. All use MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoding with support for lossless TrueHD and
DTS-HD Master Audio and hi-definition bitstream
output. Hell, they even include support for attached AVCHD
camcorders. Damn. On sale in Japan November 8th.