World's First TV With Built-in DVD-RAM Recorder

Posted: Sep 23 2003, 8:35am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 1:59pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


World's first TV with Built-in DVD-RAM Recorder
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Panasonic (Matsushita) introduces in Japan the World's first TV with built-in DVD Recorder.

Consumer DVD Recorder are going mainstream with prices below $400.
TVs with built-in VHS or DVD Player are available since a while and are filling the shelves at Wal-Mart and K-Mart.
Panasonic now integrates a DVD-RAM Recorder in a 21" TV-Set for the first time.
The DVD2-SHOT features single button recording and uses Hybrid VBR" method (Variable Bit Rate Control) to optimize recording quality. The all-in-one TV also features an FM Radio Receiver.
Weight: 28.9kg
Formats: DVD-RAM and DVD-R
More details in Panasonic Press-Release (raw Translation)

Panasonic will ship the DVD2-SHOT (TH-21DR1) October 20th in Japan.

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