Blu-ray Wesley Novack on 13 Jun 2007
Toshiba HD DVD / HDD recorders announced
This week, Toshiba announced two new HD DVD / HDD standalone recorders, the HD DVD VARDIA RD-A600 and the HD DVD VARDIA RD-A300. These new devices can record high definition television to either an HD DVD-R disc or a built in hard disk drive.
The pricing on these new Toshiba recorders is undetermined at this time, but AV Watch is estimating a price tag of approximately $1,644 for the RD-A600 (600GB HDD) and $1,233 for the RD-A300 (300GB HDD).
One of the coolest features of these devices is the ability to record two different HD programs at the same time. The included HD DVD-R burner will also allow owners of this device to offload content onto optical media to free up space on the internal hard drive. It sounds like a fantastic device, but the high price tag is going to turn off almost everyone except the most hard core AV and home theater enthusiasts. Found via CDRLabs.