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Although some analysts aren't attributing the heightened flat-panel sales in China to the upcoming Olympics in Beijing, Tokyo-based BCN most certainly is pointing the finger at said Games to explain a similar surge in Japan. Reportedly, overall flat-panel TV sales skyrocketed some 35.3% during the...

June 20th 2008 at 1:14am 0 Comments
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For the folks that just can't let go, JVC is introducing a new duo of recorders that handle VHS, DVD and HDD-based logging. Predictably, the DR-HX500 holds 500GB while the DR-HX250 gets a 250GB drive, and outside of that, both units are identical. You'll find a built-in analog / digital TV tuner, a...

June 4th 2008 at 8:02pm 0 Comments
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For the folks that just can't let go, JVC is introducing a new duo of recorders that handle VHS, DVD and HDD-based logging. Predictably, the DR-HX500 holds 500GB while the DR-HX250 gets a 250GB drive, and outside of that, both units are identical. You'll find a built-in analog / digital TV tuner, a...

June 4th 2008 at 7:04pm 0 Comments
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Panasonic already dished out a slew of Blu-ray / HDD recorders in Japan (no shock there), but folks in Australia are pretty flippin' excited to be second in line to receive said goods. For whatever reason, Panny has decided to roll out a June-bound 500GB twin-tuner BD recorder along with a handful...

May 28th 2008 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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We'll go ahead and nix some lingering excitement in the room: Sony's latest line of Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorders are aimed squarely at Europe. Now that we're clear on that, let us introduce to you the HX and HXD lines, which each posses four units that top out at 500GB. The RDR-HX680, HX780, HX980...

April 23rd 2008 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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We'll go ahead and nix some lingering excitement in the room: Sony's latest line of Hard Disk Drive DVD Recorders are aimed squarely at Europe. Now that we're clear on that, let us introduce to you the HX and HXD lines, which each posses four units that top out at 500GB. The RDR-HX680, HX780, HX98...

April 23rd 2008 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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Toshiba's A and K series Gigashot HD camcorders already boast 100GB and 80GB of built-in storage, respectively, but if you want to keep some of that space free, you'll soon be able to do so with Toshiba's new tailor-made DVD burner, which will apparently let you both off-load data or record directl...

March 5th 2008 at 6:54pm 0 Comments
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Finishing up the C-list gear dished out by Toshiba here at CES are four new DVD recorders, so let's not waste anymore time, eh? Getting us going is the D-R410 ($119.99) single deck DVD recorder, which features 1080p upscaling, REGZA Link, HDMI, support for -R/RW and +R/RW recording and playback, a D...

January 8th 2008 at 11:14am 0 Comments
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Panasonic's already made a more than respectable showing at CES, but it looks like the company's not done with the new announcements just yet, the latest of which is a complete revision to its DIGA line of DVD recorders. That refresh totals four units in all, including two DVD/VHS combo units and tw...

January 7th 2008 at 2:04pm 0 Comments