Sanyo is going to release in Japan its new Repoch IVR-S100M iVDR-based Digital Video Recorder (DVR) in September. Sanyo’s IVR-S100M is equipped with both analog and digital TV tuners and supports iVDR up to 320GB.
The Repoch IVR-S100M records in MPEG2/TS format in both SD and HD resolution. However, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 is not supported. It offers HDMI output with support for up to 1080i resolution. The DVR is priced at 61,950 Yen with a 160GB iVDR hard drive included.
iVDR, or Information Versatile Disk for Removable usage, is a portable HDD cartridge standard.It provides the benefits of HDD technology, while going against the trend of smaller storage formats. Transfer speeds are up to 1.5 Gbit/s over SATA. from wikipedia.