• Zoom Q3HD Basically Records It All

    The Zoom Q3HD is a high-quality audio and video recorder that grabs 1080p images and 24-bit/96kHz stereo audio through a pair of high-quality audio mics. Zoom has been making great recorders for years and maybe this is a bit of overkill, but by gar if it doesn’t look nice. It will be available later this year, price unannounced. Read More

  • Zoom announces R24 home studio in a box

    So you’re always wanted to produce records, but lacked the money to either hire a studio or build one your self. Not a problem any more, Zoom has launched the R24, which is an interface, controller, and sampler, all in one. Read More

  • Sharp announces another batch of AQUOS TVs with built-in Blu-ray recorders

    In Japan, Sharp has been offering AQUOS LCDs with integrated Blu-ray players or recorders for quite some time now. And today, the company announced [JP] the AQUOS DX3 series, which consists of another five of those TVs (with built-in Blu-ray recorders) for the Japanese market. Read More

  • Panasonic to release four 3D Blu-ray recorders and players in Japan

    The VIERA 3D full HD plasma TVs weren’t the only 3D products Panasonic priced and dated for the Japanese market today. The company also announced a total of three new Blu-ray 3D recorders and one player. Here are the details. Read More

  • Panasonic's 3D full HD TVs get priced and dated (in Japan)

    Panasonic Japan went on a 3D spree today, presenting a total of 6 3D products to be rolled out soon. And the company has priced and dated the new TVs, Blu-ray recorders and players, too (at least for the Japanese market). Some of them were shown last month during the CES, there’s no new word on their cool 3D camcorder, but anyway, here are the 3D TVs [JP] first. Read More

  • JVC announces Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorder with 250GB HDD

    Here’s a new device that can help those who still sit on precious VHS cassettes that never made it onto discs. JVC announced [JP] the SR-HV250 for the Japanese market today, a Blu-ray/DVD recorder, VHS recorder and 250GB hard disc drive all rolled into one. The device supports MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and AVREC. You also get a USB port, an SD/SDHC slot, LAN connectivity, an HDMI… Read More

  • Toshiba to roll out REGZA TVs with built-in Blu-ray players

    Toshiba’s first Blu-ray recorders are on their way, and the company also announced [JP] new TVs with built-in Blu-ray players today. While these TVs are nothing new (in Japanese stores, at least), it’s the first time for Toshiba to offer devices like this. A recording function would have made sense, but you can only watch Blu-rays on the TVs. At least, it’s possible to… Read More

  • Vardia: Toshiba announces four new Blu-ray recorders and players

    Last summer, Toshiba decided to abandon their self-developed HD-DVD format and to go Blu-ray instead. Soon after, the company started rolling out a few Blu-ray devices here and there, but today Toshiba Japan announced [JP] a flood of new Blu-ray-powered devices. The company is ready to roll out a total of three Blu-ray recorders and one Blu-ray player in the next few weeks. Read More

  • VHS lives: JVC announces VHS/DVD/Blu-ray recorder for Japan

    It seems VHS will never die, and this is generally welcome, as a lot of good movies aren’t still available on optical discs. In summer 2008, Panasonic released a VHS/Blu-ray combo, followed by Sharp’s Aquos BD-HDV22 that was pretty much the same thing. And today, over one year later, JVC anounced the DR-BH250 [JP], which is a VHS recorder, Blu-Ray Recorder and 250GB HDD rolled… Read More

  • Record every moment of your boring life

    If you’re anything like me — and let’s face it, you’re reading CrunchGear, so chances are high that you are — you had more than a fleeting notion to buy one of those pet collar cameras to use for yourself, rather than your pet. The very nice people at uCorder are here to save you from the embarrassment of wearing a dog collar out in public. Read More

  • Zoom releases portable video recorder

    The Q3 is the latest recorder from Zoom, makers of fine audio recorders. It takes 640×480 resolution video with excellent audio and can record up to 16 hours on an SDHC cards. It takes two AA batteries and will be available for $249. Read More

  • Toshiba Japan to roll out inexpensive HDD/DVD recorders

    After losing the format war against Sony, Toshiba is yet to produce Blu-ray hardware, but at least they keep on rolling out DVD hardware in their VARDIA series. The company yesterday announced two new HDD/DVD recorders for the Japanese market [JP]. Read More

  • Sharp didn't forget VHS, now marries it with Blu-ray

    In Japan, Sharp today announced [JP] the release of the Aquos BD-HDV22, a combination of a Blu-ray and a VHS recorder. Yes, VHS. The device goes on sale November 25 and will cost $1,500 (at this point, availability outside Japan is unknown). Next to copying their VHS tapes to Blu-ray discs, users are able to record TV programs and videos stored in the HDD (capacity: 250 GB) in these two formats. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Oh, Mama, is this really the Samson H2 Recorder?

    Do you need four mics? Do you need something that records to SD card? Is your dream to bootleg 311 shows up and down the Eastern Seaboard yet are unaware that the band is no longer really touring and their last hit was for an Adam Sandler vehicle? Well, the Samson H2 is for you. It’s a simple idea: provide brilliant stereo recording in an easy-to-use, ultra-portable device. Now everyone… Read More

  • TASCAM's GT-R1 lets you play the guitar/bass poorly wherever you are

    Like many of that age, my junior high self was completely convinced that a guitar was an instant ticket to Awesomeville. I’d learn a chord or two and find myself surrounded by groupies and body guards, my only responsibility being finding new places to put my piles of money. Life would be easy. Turns out, I couldn’t play the guitar for crap. If I had TASCAM’s GT-R1, it all… Read More

  • M-Audio Microtrack-II does everything I wish I needed it to do

    I’m not much of a musician. But if you are, or a sound guy, or journalist, or anything really, a reliable and simple system for getting sound waves from the world to your computer is essential. I had a nice little minidisc recorder a while back, but after a while the digital/analog confusion started to bug me. What I really needed was something like this. It records directly to… Read More

  • Old DVD-recorders increasing in value

    You may be able to get a DVR with your cable box, but nothing comes close to being able to record shows and burn them to a DVD. So it makes sense that years-old DVD-recorders are going for as much as $1800 on and eBay. Consumers aren’t able to find boxes that can both record and burn shows without a monthly fee in stores anymore, so they’re turning to the Internet in… Read More