JVC announced the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250 Blu-ray / Hard Drive combo recorder decks at the CEDIA 2009. These are high performance professional combo decks with a built-in Blu-ray recorder and an internal hard disk drive for easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC.
These devices are not designed to record TV programs to hard drive or Blu-ray discs. Instead, JVC’s new recorders are used to record video from camcorder or other devices via USB, i.Link IEEE1394 or from SD/SDHC memoru cards. Composite and S-Video inputs provide interfaces for legacy analog devices as well. Unprotected DVD and Blu-ray discs can also be duplicate easily.
Using the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250, users can record and author professional BDMV (with menu) or BDAV discs. Advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) encoding provides support for HD and SD sources, and a built-in format converter can downconvert HD content for recording to a standard DVD.The units support BD-R or BD-RE (erasable) Blu-ray discs.
The JVC SR-HD1500 has 500GB drive, RS-232C terminal and support for .MOV files while SR-HD1250 has a 250GB hard drive and comes without the RS-232C and .MOV support. They are priced at $2550 and $1995 respectively and will be available in October 2009.