Blu-ray
Sony Planning 4 Blu-ray Recorders
A week after Sony drops news about two new Blu-ray players, they've got four more, but with recording features.
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The BDP-S2000ES model features dual shield construction, but no recording features.
September 12, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

Sony seems determined to not have Blu-ray become the next Betamax.

Today the company announced that they plan to release four new Blu-ray recorders next month, just in time for your holiday shopping needs. Maybe they plan to flood the shelves so you won’t notice HD DVD?

Unlike last year’s models, the new line will support dual-layer 50GB Blu-ray discs, says Forbes. That translates to 16 hours of HD on one disc. The top-of-the-line unit (the BDZ-X90) will have a 500GB hard drive and a $1,752 price tag.

The other models are the BDZ-L70 and the BDZ-T70, which each have 320GB of internal storage. The littlest of the line is the BDZ-T50, with a mere 250GB.

I have to wonder if just the Japan market will see these units, since prices are popping up all over the web—but in Yen. Also, Sony just announced two other Blu-ray units last week in Denver (the $1,300 BDP-S2000ES is shown here). Why wait a week to announce another four? For momentum?

As far as we know, all of the four of the new Blu-ray recorders will go on sale everywhere beginning November 8.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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