New 3 in 1 HD recorder from Victor-JVC

Yesterday Victor-JVC unveiled a new recorder [JP] in Japan, which is capable of simultaneously recording two programs on either VHS, DVD or HDD.

The DR-HX500 comes with the following features:

– HDMI connection
– D4 connection
– 500 GB HDD
– VHS player / recorder
– DVD player / recorder (DVD-RW/-R)
– Digital / Analog TV tuner
– DTS and Dolby Digital support
– S-VHS and Composite outputs
– 2 remote controls (“easy type” and “full type”)

The recorder will be available only in Japan at the beginning of July. It will cost around $950. Victor-JVC also plans to sell a trimmed-down version with 250 GB (DR-HX250) for $750.