Mitsubishi is entering the Blu-ray disc recorder market with a big splash, they have announced two new Blu-ray disc recorders – the DVR-BZ100 and the DVR-BZ200. Both models belong to Mitsubishi’s “Real Blu-ray” disc recorder series, and both can simultaneously record two digital broadcast programs in HD quality. The two Blu-ray disc recorders differ in their respective HDD capacity though. The DVR-BZ100 has 250GB while the DVR-BZ200 is packed with 500GB.
Of course, Mitsubishi didn’t stop there. To make the two Blu-ray disc recorders even more appealing to consumers, Mitsubishi threw in a second remote control (in addition to the standard) that offers a touchscreen LCD panel that displays most needed buttons based on user’s chosen options. Other features of the Mitsubishi Blu-ray disc recorders include; support for MPEG-4 video compression system in addition to Blu-ray disc and HDD recording, digital and analog TV tuners, and HDMI and Tivo like support.
The Mitsubishi DVR-BZ100 and DVR-BZ200 will hit the Japanese market sometime around May. Hopefully the Blu-ray disc recorders land on U.S. soil as well.