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New Blu-Ray HDD Player: BDZ-A70

Old 04-08-08, 10:29 AM
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New Blu-Ray HDD Player: BDZ-A70

This player may be enough to make me go Blu. I've been waiting for the next generation to gain a HDD, and this may be it!

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/04/08...er-to-walkman/
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Old 04-08-08, 10:30 AM
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Old 04-08-08, 10:34 AM
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Do you even think this will come out in America? This should be moved to the Blu-ray Player thread that is stickied.
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Old 04-08-08, 05:51 PM
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This kind of high end Sony stuff usually stays in Japan. Pretty cool though.
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Old 04-08-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Do you even think this will come out in America?
Unlikely. The DVD recorder market is huge business in Japan, but practically non-existent in this country.
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Old 04-08-08, 06:01 PM
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And only $1,658 U.S. It's a bargain!
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Old 04-08-08, 08:10 PM
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Sorry, my limit is $1,600 for a niche format player recorder thingie majig mahboob.
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Old 04-08-08, 08:28 PM
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If it could play Beta I'd be down.
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Old 04-08-08, 08:43 PM
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Sorry, my limit is $1,600 for a niche format player recorder thingie majig mahboob.
lol!!!
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Old 04-08-08, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Do you even think this will come out in America? This should be moved to the Blu-ray Player thread that is stickied.
There is no way this will make it to the U.S. market anytime soon. I can just see all the movie studios going ape shit over this. I know Sony is a movie studio but come on! Remember the DAT issues from the 80s.
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Old 04-08-08, 09:38 PM
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Is it less than $200?

Then I'm not interested.
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Old 04-08-08, 10:08 PM
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i think it's really obvious that this is exactly what we don't need - another overpriced standalone player that only does a handful of things.

the recording capabilities are nice, but transfering video to only certain phones or psp's kind of defeats the purpose...

my ideal player:
-blu-ray player
-ethernet connection for streaming the latest releases in HD
-USB port for external hard drive with ability to play MKV/h264 files, as well as quicktime, avi, divx, etc.
-ability to read MKV/h264 and divx from data discs
-cost under $300

Additional options:
internal hard drive
bd-r and rw capabilities
recording from OTA and cable broadcasting to HDD or disc

are my hopes unrealistic?
please dont say "buy a PS3" as they dont decode MKV/h264 directly, plus it's a game console.
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Old 04-08-08, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyCleveland
i think it's really obvious that this is exactly what we don't need - another overpriced standalone player that only does a handful of things.

the recording capabilities are nice, but transfering video to only certain phones or psp's kind of defeats the purpose...

my ideal player:
-blu-ray player
-ethernet connection for streaming the latest releases in HD
-USB port for external hard drive with ability to play MKV/h264 files, as well as quicktime, avi, divx, etc.
-ability to read MKV/h264 and divx from data discs
-cost under $300

Additional options:
internal hard drive
bd-r and rw capabilities
recording from OTA and cable broadcasting to HDD or disc

are my hopes unrealistic?
please dont say "buy a PS3" as they dont decode MKV/h264 directly, plus it's a game console.
and decode HD DVD
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Old 04-08-08, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyCleveland
please dont say "buy a PS3" as they dont decode MKV/h264 directly

Well, not yet anyway.


And I agree that the player the OP mentioned will not likely get a release here. As Josh says, the DVD recorder market in Japan is much bigger than here. Don't forget that the very first Blu-ray players were actually Blu-ray recorders released in Japan back around 2003 (those ones used caddies and are incompatible with current machines and software though)
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Old 04-09-08, 12:52 AM
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Well, not yet anyway.
do you know something i don't?
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Old 04-09-08, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKobra
There is no way this will make it to the U.S. market anytime soon. I can just see all the movie studios going ape shit over this. I know Sony is a movie studio but come on! Remember the DAT issues from the 80s.
I doubt it actually copies commercial Blu-ray discs though. It could just be a combination of a DVR (with transfer of TV programs to BD-R), and BD player, also with the ability to transfer to portable devices in low quality.
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