Blu-Ray Recorder Review (Sony BDZ-S77)

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  1. Philip Verdieck

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    It's not so much a review as it is a press release, seems like. No detail on the actual operation of the unit.

    It'll be nice to record HDTV onto optical media, though. FOX's worst nightmare come true!@!@%!%
     
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    I was pretty unimpressed with the imputs. No digital in, the same as existing DVD recorders. No component input as well and that sucks.
     
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    It has firewire and some kind of proprietary dv connector, it says. I assume since it records in 1080, 720 etc. the built in satellite tuner and tv tuner must be hd compatible... I don't know what else you would want to record, since this covers the bases of dv camcorders, tv and hdtv. Assuming that it does have a built in tuner. Plus supposedly a wide variety of future devices with firewire.
     
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    I disagree, looking at the back panel, the DVI (I think) connector is an out. The only ins are the firewire/ilink, coax and 2 sets of s-video/composite video/audio-L/audio-R.
     
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    I didn't say dvi, I said dv. It's some kind of proprietary thing for hooking up to camcorders, I'm guessing.
     
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    No that's component video in another country. Other countries don't use the three RCA cables they use that connector. The DV link is hard to find but it's on the front panel when door is down and all the way to the left it's almost hidden. That DV port is used for connecting digital camcoders but the i.Link ports I believe are used for connected two of these Blu-Ray machines together.

    Daniel Smith
     
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    Hmm. I don't know Japanese, but here are some other links:

    Sony Japan produce main page:
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...ducts/BDZ-S77/

    Media: disc details
    note the caddy breakdown in lower right corner:
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...77/format.html

    video:
    Some hardware circuit board shots, and also bit rate for recording modes:
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...77/visual.html

    Sound: output, power in back
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...S77/sound.html

    operations: remote, shot of DV input, shot of tv listing menu, shot of content created menu???
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...operation.html

    design
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...77/design.html

    specs: note, great shots of front and rear, hit arrow link under jpgs on bottom of page for larger images
    http://www.sony.jp/products/Consumer...-S77/spec.html
     
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    Perhaps it's also a way to record digital audio in a copy protection friendly way, like how it's used for sacd on the pioneer receivers/dvd players. There are a lot of things firewire can do, though, including video.
     
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