Philips launches first DVD recorder

Depending on the quality desired, the DVDR1000 will record one to four hours of content on a single disc, according to the company. Using DVD+RW technology, the DVDR also assures backwards compatibility with existing DVD-Video players. As well as DVD+RW and DVD-Video discs, the DVDR1000 is compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, S-VCD and VCD discs, Philips said.

Philips said the recorder, which is set for an October release, will retail for $6599.

The recorder includes a digital i.Link data transfer (also known as IEEE 1394, or FireWire), which is the worldwide standard for connecting digital video devices. This is geared toward people such as camcorder enthusiasts who are keen on storing digital imagery on a digital disc. In addition, both DV and Digital 8 camcorders can be connected to the DVDR1000 so home-made movies can be transferred digitally to DVD.

The DVDR1000 features an AC-3 encoder for high sound quality and an index picture screen, which allows users to see what has been recorded as well as how much space is available on the disc.

Jonathan Wight, marketing manager, Philips Consumer Electronics Australia, was confident of the product's success. He said he hoped the launch of the DVD recorder will spell the "beginning of the end for the trusty VCR" in the lounge rooms of Australians. "Within two years we predict that the VCR will no longer be the main visual format, and within three to four years DVD-Recordable will account for half of DVD-Video sales," he said.

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Howard Dahdah

PC World

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