Panasonic has introduced what it touts as the smallest DVR that includes a Blu-ray writer and hard drive, namely the DIGA DMR-BF200. Videos can be recorded to its internal 320GB hard drive or burnt to BD-R or BD-RE discs. The device includes support for streaming multimedia and Internet connectivity thanks to the included Ethernet port. Other connectivity options include an HDMI port, RCA jacks, antenna input and output, not to mention an SD card slot at the front. Videos are recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format with a maximum recording capacity of about 290 hours on the hard drive. The DMR-BF200 will be arriving in Japan on November 15 and will set you back $862, though there isn’t any mention if it will arrive in other markets.
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