updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri December 5, 2008
Mitsubishi Blu-ray DVR
Mitsubishi has recently released the DVR-BF2000 digital video recorder in Japan that includes a 500GB hard disk drive and the ability to write to blank Blu-ray discs (BD-R/RE). Users can record two programs at the same time, or record one while watching another, thanks to a dual digital tuner that supports Japan's BS/110CS digital and analog broadcast systems. For smaller files, users will be able to burn DVD-R/RW discs, with AVC recording to DVD supported as well.
The DVR-BF2000 is capable of automatically cutting programs, editing out commercials, and playing the new content back. An SD card slot is included for viewing photos and videos captured by digital cameras or camcorders.
Mitsubishi's DVR-BF2000 is available in Japan now, priced at the equivalent of about $1,940. There is no indication when or if the product will make its way to the North American market. [via Akihabara]