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Sony Unveils Blu-Ray Disc Recorder

Sony plans to introduce a player in the U.S. next month. But the first product for the Japanese market other than the PlayStation 3 will be a recorder.

TOKYO — Sony Corp. announced at its dealer convention here Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it would introduce a Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorder in Japan by the year's end, bringing hope to proponents of the fledgling optical disk format.

The BD recorder is one of the products Sony is gearing up for a rapid transition from standard definition to high definition resolution video products. HD products will account for 80 percent of video product sales next year, said Tsugie Miyashita, president of Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.

Sony plans to introduce a BD player in the U.S. next month. But the first BD product for the Japanese market other than Playstation 3 will be a recorder.

"Recorders have much stronger demand [than players] in Japan. Playstation 3 will satisfy the demand for players," said Miyashita.

The BD recorder complies with BD-RE version 2.0 and will be able to play single- or double-layer BD-ROMs and DVD disks.

Sony and Matsushita introduced BD recorders BDZ-S77 and DMR-E700BD, respectively, based on the BD-RE version 1.0 in 2004. Neither was compatible with other BD products.

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