External hard drive planned for Nintendo Wii, or so the latest rumours go


Could Nintendo be answering many fanboys’ prayers message board tantrums, and be developing an external hard drive?

If an employment advertisement posted by Nintendo of America is anything to go by, then yes, yes they are. The job noticed called for developers to design a “test plan for Wii’s USB devices”, once again stoking the fire of external hard drive rumours.

Sadly the Nintendo of Europe head honcho, Laurent Fischer, claimed…

Sharp intros AQUOS Blu-ray DVRs with up to 1TB of storage


Sharp is to launch three new AQUOS combo units in Japan, featuring a Blu-ray player and Digital Video Recorder plus digital and analogue TV tuners.

Available with three hard drive sizes — 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB — they record to the hard drive in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format in any of three different bitrates (4.8, 8, and 12Mbps), so users can choose what quality to record at and, consequently, how much content can be stored…