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JVC Reveals Blu-ray / HDD Recorder Combo

Earlier we reported that JVC showcased its high-dollar HD projector today at CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. The company also revealed the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250 Blu-ray disc and HDD combo recorders, allowing consumers to easily duplicate and author discs without the need for a PC. Hitting stores next month, the burners will not come cheap: the SR-HD1500 will cost a whopping $2,550 and the SR-HD1250 will cost $1,995.

But don't get too excited: the stand-alone burners won't offer means to record TV shows, but rather serves to make HD disks from home movies or whatever is stored on disc. JVC said that users can download video files from camcorders or other devices to the internal hard drive, and then manipulate the video directly on the device, from editing and assembling various clips to creating the Blu-ray disc's menu. Unprotected DVD and Blu-ray discs can also be copied directly.

"With the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250, users can record and author professional BDMV (with menu) or BDAV discs," the company said. "Advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) encoding provides support for HD and SD sources, and a built-in format converter can downconvert HD content for recording to a standard DVD. The units support BD-R or BD-RE (erasable) Blu-ray discs."

The SR-HD1500 provides a 500 GB hard drive, an RS-232C terminal and support for .MOV files. The "cheaper" SR-HD1250 provides a 250 GB hard drive, but does not offer the RS-232C and .MOV support. Both models include component and HDMI outputs, USB and i.Link ports, and an SDHC card slot.

  • nun
    screw that i'll just go buy a blu ray burner for my computer
    thank you very much
  • daft
    i like it how they mention .MOV files like its something new and revolutionary..... though really, who still uses .mov's?
  • jn77
    I really like this over priced stuff. Blu Ray burner for PC = $160-$190 now? and I can record any format I want.

    Another market that is mucked up is car stero's. Can you believe that manufactures try and justify $600- $900 for a head unit that will play DVD's for your car.

    I am thinking a blu ray player for the car in the head unit for $395 Max.

    Surprised there are none, even at the $900 level
  • lvlouro
    and add a tv tuner card for around $60 and you can record tv shows!!!
  • belardo
    And the extra $500 in price to double the HD size? A 250GB HD is about $40. A 500GB HD is $60 and $85~90 gets you 1TB.

    Lame rip off... and with BDs holding upto 50GB... a 250GB HD is tiny for mastering.

    $250~400 in a BD-R drive + Tuner with A/V inputs added to a $500 PC is a far better deal.
  • gorehound
    screw you sony and your blu-ray.

    Blu-Ray The Rich Man's Format !!!!
  • JohnnyLucky
    Too expensive.
  • UmeNNis
    So... can I wake up from this terrible nightmare I've been having about Sony's (laughable) BluRay format winning the format war, and find that the obvious choice HD-DVD has indeed won?
  • xsamitt
    But will it run Crysis.......Soory had
  • Andraxxus
    For $2,550 I could buy a PC that would play all the Blu-Ray and Crysis on max.So this is just for the guy that has no idea what to do with the money.