JVC HOLDS OFF ON OFFICIAL D-VHS HD VCR BOW - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 05-24-2001, 05:26 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
mkerdman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 3,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I came across the following which is somewhat interesting:

"JVC HOLDS OFF ON OFFICIAL D-VHS HD VCR BOW
JVC showed -- but apparently decided to delay the official introduction of -- its consumer D-VHS HDTV VCR at CES. Officials seemed uncomfortable about discussing the product, which was at JVC's booth. But printed materials -- which made their way into some early kits in the press room -- indicated $1,999 pricing for the HM-DH30000. The model uses the high-speed HS mode for recording 3.5 hours of HDTV on a D-VHS tape, and features a built-in MPEG-2 decoder, DV input/output via 1394, a Dolby Digital decoder. But copy protection and connection specifics were unclear, which seems to have been the reason for delaying the official introduction. (We also saw a prototype D-VHS HD VCR in Zenith's booth with a built-in ATSC decoder.)
Adding to the confusion, it seems that a future JVC D-VHS model will incorporate DVI and High-bandwidth, Digital Content Protection (HDCP) -- a plan first announced last year (CEON, 4/15/00, part 1). Hollywood studios, which JVC hopes will offer D-VHS HD prerecorded cassettes, like DVI's uncompressed digital output, since it discourages home copying and streaming on the Internet. HDCP, which been endorsed by Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers and Disney, is only available over the DVI link."

Consumer Electronics Online News (c): Jan. 20, 2001
By Marjorie Costello, Editor & Publisher

Murray Kerdman

Murray Kerdman
mkerdman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 05-24-2001, 06:02 PM
Member
 
sabrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: ocala,fl
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
The Zenith prototype sounds VERY interesting. With an echostar 5000/modulator their would be no need for a panasonic tu-dst50.
sabrose is offline  
Closed Thread HDTV Recorders

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off