DMR-E80HS Panasonic introduces two DVD recorders as part of a new worldwide "DIGA" (digital + giga) DVD recorder line.
The new DMR-E80 DVD/hard disk recorder features 80GB of built-in memory. It provides up to 104 hours of recording time on its hard drive and up to 6 hours on a removable 4.7 GB DVD-RAM disc (both in Extended Play mode.)
The Panasonic DMR-E80 plays DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, Video CD, CD, CD-R andCD-RW.
The Panasonic Time Slip feature allows to skip back to watch a program currently being recorded from any point that's already been recorded — while continuing to record the live program in progress.
The DMR-E80 (DMR-E80HS) has an MSRP of $699.95.
The press-release says the Panasonic DMR-E80 will be available at retail in July. Amazon.com is taking already pre-orders at a price of $556.99.
The Panasonic DMR-E60, which features an SD Memory Card slot, a PCMCIA slot and a DV input terminal, is designed for interaction with digital still cameras and digital camcorders. The DMR-E60 (DMR-E60S) has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $599.95 and will be available at retail in May.
Panasonic captured over 60% percent market share in DVD recorders sold in the US.
Sales of DVD recorders to consumers in 2002 grew more than one-hundredfold over the comparable period in the previous year, according to The NPD Group, and analysts predict sales of DVD recorders in the U.S. will reach one million units in 2003.
We reported recently about the Sony NDR-XR1 PVR/DVD Recorder, that one is only available in Japan.
Panasonic DMR-E80HS Progressive Scan DVD
Panasonic DMR-E60S DVD Player/Recorder
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