Panasonic Announces World's Smallest Blu-ray Recorder/HDD DVR

Panasonic today announced [JP] the DIGA DMR-BF200, which, according to Panasonic, is the smallest DVR integrating both a Blu-ray recorder and an HDD out there. The device is sized at 65×210×194mm, weighs 2.2kg, and can be placed vertically or horizontally.

Technically, you can expect a Blu-ray burner supporting BD-R/RE discs (no BDXL or 3D discs) and a 320GB HDD. The DMR-BF200 also features an HDMI port, an SD card slot (you’ll be able to watch movies directly from SD), Ethernet, and YouTube connectivity.

For Japanese “Club Panasonic” members, big P also plans to offer a range of different “sheets” to personalize the DVR’s body (see all variations below).

The DMR-BF200 will go on sale in Japan on November 15 for $860 (no word yet on international availability).