Sony introduces new HTDV personal video recorder in the US.
The new recorders, the DHG-HDD250 and the DHG-HDD500, will provide access to encrypted high-definition and standard-definition digital cable services when paired with a digital decoder device and a digital cable subscription.
The DHG-HDD500 digital video recorder can record and store up to 400 hours of standard definition (SD) programming or at least 60 hours of maximum bit rate high-definition content with its 500 GB of storage capacity. The DHG-HDD250 will record up to 200 hours of SD programming and at least 30 hours of HD content on its internal 250 GB hard drive.
The DHG-HDD250 and the DHG-HDD500 digital video recorders will be available this fall with MSRPs of about $799 and $999, respectively.
Sony also announced in the same press-release a new line of six new Grand WEGA™ rear projection HDTV sets that will be fully integrated Digital Cable Ready (DCR).
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