Two new DVD/HDD recorders from Hitachi hit the shelves in the coming weeks – the Memory Master DV-DS163E (with 160GB hard drive) and the DV-DS253E (with 250GB hard drive).
Housed in a smart black and brushed platimum casing, Hitachi are selling these on the basis of ease of use and their wider use as a multimedia machine – it can also save MP3 and photo files, as well as video. Featuring a simple menu interface to help navigate through all files, you can turn your TV into a high quality multimedia ‘jukebox’.
The Memory Master models also feature Hitachi’s super-multi format drives which support all main DVD formats, with higher specifications hard drives developed in-house for AV applications, because of the prolonged use a recorder has compared to a PC hard drive. The 250GB drive should be enough to record 338 hours of TV programmes. And it’s good for your HD set up, with an HDMI interface.
Both models are available in August, so far Hitachi hasn’t set a UK price.