updated 01:35 pm EDT, Wed September 12, 2007
Sony Blu-Ray recorders
Sony Japan has announced four new Blu-Ray recorders, set to ship on November 8th. All four are equipped with AVC/H.264 encoders, which allows burning material from AVCHD cameras. Critical to their appeal however is the inclusion of hard drives: the BDZ-X90 holds 500GB, while the BDZ-T70 and L70 hold 320GB, and the BDZ-T50 fits 250GB. The X90 records in both BD-R/RE and DVD-RW, and features 1080p60/24 through gold-plated HDMI, in addition to two digital and two analog TV tuners.
The L70 is similar to the X90, but omits 1080p60 along with the extra hard drive space. The T70 loses gold plating, while the T50 is further stripped of its digital tuners. Pricing will start at 140,000 yen ($1,228) for the T50 and escalate 20,000 yen per model to the 200,000 yen ($1,755) X90. [via Impress Watch]