CLIE Video Recorder Lets User Choose Where/When to Watch TV
Sony's New Accessory Records Cable and Over-The-Air Programs on Memory Stick Media for Playback on a Variety of Devices
Keeping up with the latest in reality TV and archiving favorite cooking shows just left the confines of a living room with Sony's new CLIE® PEGA-VR100K video recorder accessory.
A little larger than a VHS tape and easily connected to a TV or cable box via coaxial cable, the device records more than four hours of television programs on an optional 1GB Memory Stick PRO™ memory card. The recorded videos can be viewed on a TV, PC or anywhere the CLIE handheld goes.
Computer displays with a video input jack will also be able to receive cable and TV signals through the unit's built-in TV tuner. PC viewing of recorded videos requires the optional QuickTime® application program (version 6.0 or higher).
"The CLIE handheld's value lies in its endless multimedia capabilities," said Russell Paik, vice president of handheld marketing at Sony Electronics. "Digital video recorders allowed people to view TV and cable programs at anytime. We're adding a new facet to that possibility by enabling people to view those shows anywhere."
The CLIE VR100K recorder compresses video directly onto a Memory Stick PRO or standard 128MB Memory Stick® media. The device's bundled video utility software allows users to program a Memory Stick media with the time of the show they would like to record. Once inserted into the recorder, the device then does the rest.
The device will be available this month for about $300 at retailers nationwide and at www.sonystyle.com/clie .
Recording Mode Specifications Recording mode High Standard Long Long Quality Play Play 1 Play 2 Bit rate (video) 384 kbps 218 kbps 96 kbps 64 kbps Frame rate 15 fps 15 fps 15 fps 15 fps Frame size 320 x 240 320 x 240 160 x 112 176 x 144 Sampling rate 24kHz 24kHz 24kHz 24kHz Stereo/Mono (sound) Stereo Stereo Mono Stereo/Mono Bit rate (audio) 128 kbps 64 kbps 32 kbps 64 kbps Approximate Recording Standard Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO Media Capacity Time 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB High Quality (HQ) 30 min. 55 min. 120 min. 250 min. Standard Play (SP) 60 min. 105 min. 220 min. 460 min. Long Play 1 (LP1) 130 min. 230 min. 490 min. 1,000 min. Long Play 2 (LP2) 130 min. 230 min. 490 min. 1,000 min.
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