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kilikili
08-25-2005, 03:55 PM
What they said:

Japan's Hitachi Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled the world's first hard disk drive/DVD recorder that can store one terabyte of data, or enough to record about 128 hours of high-definition digital broadcasting.

Hitachi said the new models would be the first on the market able to simultaneously record two high-definition programs, and it hopes this will be a key selling point given the spread of terrestrial digital broadcasting in Japan. The recorders will go on sale in Japan from next month. They are expected to retail from about 130,000 yen for the cheapest model to 230,000 yen for the one-terabyte recorder, which stores data on two 500 gigabyte hard disk drives.

More >>> (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/technology/tech-japan-hitachi.html)

BTW, it comes out next month.

-Kilikili

Squash-n-Stretch
08-25-2005, 04:02 PM
Holy Shizzle! That's like...a whole year of Coronation Street on one disc! :D

mushroomgod
08-25-2005, 04:08 PM
Holy Shizzle! That's like...a whole year of Coronation Street on one disc! :D

yes...thats the dream :)

s0real
08-25-2005, 04:18 PM
yes...thats the dream :)

STOP IT!!! i nearly spilt me cup of tea!

Squash-n-Stretch
08-25-2005, 04:26 PM
I know...I did too; at the thought of being able to watch Ashley and his fat uncle in those sexy butchers costumes, surrounded by pounds of meat for 128 hours...
*shudders uncontrollably*

*for several minutes*

Icarus
08-25-2005, 04:30 PM
great to hear about it, will look foward to getting one in 5+years time, when i can afford it,

Now to the jokes..

Thats like... every demo reel so far on 1 disk!

Thats Like.. Lots of Porn!

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Yourworstnightmare
08-25-2005, 05:11 PM
What's 123000 yen is US currency. This sounds pretty good, if it is shipped overseas I would buy one.

Cronholio
08-25-2005, 05:22 PM
about 1,120 dollars. not cheap at all

chrisWhite
08-25-2005, 05:33 PM
That sounds absolutely amazing, and that price tag isn't bad at all for that much storage. This is going to make video editors very happy if it's as good as it sounds.

pgp_protector
08-25-2005, 07:53 PM
$1,1250 for 1TB backup, not a bad price, I could really backup my systems :)

4-8G for DVD backups just dont cut it when you've got 250+ GB Harddrives nowadays

BillB
08-25-2005, 09:53 PM
$1,1250 for 1TB backup, not a bad price, I could really backup my systems :)
4-8G for DVD backups just dont cut it when you've got 250+ GB Harddrives nowadaysYou misunderstand - it's a DVD recorder with two 500Gb hard drives as well, not a 1Tb DVD drive. Sadly. A year of Coro on one DVD! Woot!

mummey
08-26-2005, 02:42 AM
hmmm... weird. a dvd burner with a 1TB 'cache'.

BillB
08-26-2005, 06:33 AM
hmmm... weird. a dvd burner with a 1TB 'cache'.
It's a consumer DVD TV recorder, like a tivo + DVD-R, not a computer drive. They're pretty common, just not with that much storage usually!

AirbORn
08-26-2005, 02:21 PM
Ok I am confused here. Can someone eleborate this for me. They say it is a DVD Recorder, then they mention hard disk. Are they saying they have DVD's that can store 1 terabyte or that they have hard disk that can store 1 terabyte. And if they are refering to hard disks as opposed to DVDs why are they saying it is a DVD recorder?!?!

GotF
08-26-2005, 04:04 PM
Ok I am confused here. Can someone eleborate this for me. They say it is a DVD Recorder, then they mention hard disk. Are they saying they have DVD's that can store 1 terabyte or that they have hard disk that can store 1 terabyte. And if they are refering to hard disks as opposed to DVDs why are they saying it is a DVD recorder?!?!

I'm pretty sure it means that it can play dvds, record stuff onto dvd (like tv shows), and record stuff onto the hard drive (maybe backup dvds + tv shows etc).

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