Sony Introduces Line of Combination Recording Products


Sony today unveiled a series of DVD recorders to help simplify the recording of televisions shows, along with one-touch transfer between VHS and DVD.

The series includes the RDR-VH530 DVD recorder/VCR combo, RDR-GX330 DVD recorder and SLV-D570H DVD player/VCR combo.

"From the discerning videophile to the parent looking to transfer home movies and personal memories from multiple types of media, we have products that meet every need," said Philip Abram, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics' Home Products Division.

Easy Recording and Dubbing

DVD recording and dubbing has been simplified in Sony's new RDR-VH530 DVDR/VCR combination unit. The device offers 2-way One Touch Dubbing between DVD and VCR. It also includes i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) One Touch Dubbing for easy transfer of DV and Digital8® content from camcorders.

The RDR-VH530 model also features progressive scan output, component output for both DVD and VCR, and an IR blaster that enables the RDR-VH530 to change the channel on most cable boxes and satellite receivers to allow for easy timer programming. Also included is Flash Rewind, which allows for rewinding a T-120 tape in about 60 seconds.

The unit supports recording and playback of DVD+/-R / +/-RW /+R double layer discs and it can playback DVD, DVD-RAM, CD, along with JPEG and MP3 files stored on CD or DVDs.

  The RDR-VH530 recorder will be available in June for about $350.

                           Compact DVD Recorder

The new RDR-GX330 unit packs multi-DVD format recording, Precision Cinema Progressive™ technology, and a 12bit/108MHz video DAC (digital to analog converter) into a two-inch tall device. It also features i.LINK One Touch Dubbing and chasing playback, which allows for simultaneous recording and playback on DVD-RW discs.

  It will be available in April for about $230

               Perfect for Those Holding on to VHS Memories

The new SLV-D570H DVD player/VCR combo features 720p/1080i DVD upscaling through an integrated HDMI connection, 19-micron head for improved VCR recording and Flash Rewind, which makes possible rewinding a T-120 VHS cassette in around 60 seconds. The device also features VCR Plus+, which simplifies setting the VCR to record television programming.

The SLV-D570H combo can playback DVD+/-R/RW and DVD+R double layer discs. It can also playback MP3 digital audio files stored on CDs, DVDs, as well as view JPEG images stored on CDs, DVDs or Kodak™ photo discs.

The SLV-D570H will be available in July for about $170.

All of the new units will be available through at Sony Style retail stores and at authorized dealers nationwide.

SOURCE: Sony Electronics Inc.

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