updated 02:55 pm EST, Wed November 22, 2006
I-O Data 800GB TV Recorder
I-O Data this morning updated its Rec-Pot HD DVR to a full 800GB. Previously limited to a much smaller 500GB, the low-profile system uses two 400GB hard drives to record as much as 66 hours of video in Japan's 1125i HDTV format and a greater-still 200 hours in standard definition. A rear USB port can add even more hard disk storage if necessary. Four-pin FireWire is also included to connect the recorder directly to a receiver as well as more recent TVs. The recorder also preserves this video in MPEG-2 format and thus eliminates many of the compression artifacts that might result from other standards. This highest-capacity model will arrive in early December for a dealer-specified price.