Feeds

Panasonic preps Freeview HD Blu-ray DVRs

Out in time for the World Cup?

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Panasonic is bringing Freeview HD boxes to Britain later this year: two Blu-ray Disc recorders that can also tune into the expanding terrestrial TV service.

The Japanese giant showed off the boxes at an event held in Munich this week. The two models are the DMR-BW880 and the DMR-BW870, which incorporate 500GB and 250GB of hard drive storage, respectively.

Freeview HD content can be kept on the hard drive (HDD) or burned to single- or dual-layer Blu-ray Disc recordable (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) optical media. Both models have two tuners for full DVR functionality.

The players also feature SD card slots to allow them to play - and copy to the HDD or BDs - camcorder-sourced content in AVCHD format.

The players are DLNA clients, an interoperability standard that enables them to pull material off networked computers and storage and present on the small screen. If there's an internet connection on the network, they'll provide access to YouTube, Picasa and suchlike through Panasonic's VieraCast UI.

The units are BD Live-capable, which means that additional material and interactivity for BD Live enabled films and games is accessible through the interenet.

Panasonic didn't say when the DMR-BW870 and DMR-BW880 will cost, but they're due to go on sale in "the summer" - in time for the World Cup, we suspect. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
Intel sees 'signs of improvement in the PC business' but earnings remain 'Meh...'
Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men
What's a right pain in the ASCII for IBM? Its own leech-like hardware biz
Keep your eyes on our cloud while we remove this pesky thing, say execs
Oracle's Larry Ellison has the MOST MASSIVE PACKAGE IN PUBLIC
Billionaire IT baron earns twice as much as the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.