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Sony Outs Six BDXL-Compatible 3D Blu-ray Recorders With Built-In HDD

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Those all-in-one 3D TVs Sony announced today weren’t enough for you? Then take a look at the six new 3D Blu-ray recorders the company showed [JP] for the first time. All models support the BDXL format (discs with 100GB capacity), and according to Sony, they just need half a second to be ready after you push the “on” button.

But superior specs come with a high price. The cheapest model costs $1,060 and features a 500GB HDD, AVC support and a digital TV tuner.

There are also models with 320GB ($1,120), 500GB ($1,500) and 1TB ($1,770) HDDs on board. These recorders have two digital TV tuners and feature DLNA support.

The two flagship devices (BDZ-AX1000 and BDZ-AX2000) come with 1TB ($2,360) and 2TB ($3,190/pictured) HDDs, respectively. These feature two digital TV tuners, DLNA support, two HDMI ports (instead of one), a memory stick/SD card slot and are equipped with Sony’s CREAS PRO chip for improved picture quality.

Sony plans to start selling all devices in Japan on October 22 (the 2TB model will go on sale on September 29). No word yet regarding international sales plans.

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