Feeds

Hitachi updates Wooo TV line with removable storage tech

HDD and iVDR

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Hitachi has updated its existing Wooo HD TV range with a selection of super-slim models suitable for all your programme recording requirements.

The 1080p resolution Wooo UT series comprises 32in, 37in and 42in LCDs, with each set measuring just 35mm from front to back. All of the TVs have a slot for recording shows onto removable disks based on the the Information Versatile Disk for Removable (iVDR) spec. Each comes bundled with a 250GB disk.

Wooo_hitachi

Hitachi's Wooo O2: slimline

iVDR is a cartridge-based format designed to make it easier to transfer files between numerous devices, including computers and TVs. Although the format has never gained widespread uptake in the West, iVDR is popular in Japan.

Users get two digital TV tuners with the UT series, but the receivers are built into an external unit that connects to the three tellies over an ultrawideband (UWB) wireless connection. The decision to use external tuners was no doubt made to help keep the screens as slim as possible.

Wooo_hitachi_iVDR

In iVDR disk, yesterday

Hitachi has also unveiled the Wooo O2 plasma series, featuring a 1024 x 1080 resolution 42in TV and a 50in model, which ships with a 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 1080 resolution. An integrated 250GB HDD is only available with the 50in O2, but both screens have iVDR ports.

Recording TV to an internal HDD or iVDR cartridge isn’t an option with the XV series of LCDs. A 32in 1366 x 768 resolution model is available in the range, in addition to a 37in and 42in model, both with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Hitachi has only released the three Wooo models in Japan so far. Prices for the UK, or a release date, haven’t been given.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.