Panasonic Corporation, Japan recently released its new DMR-XE1 AVREC DVR. The compact device boasts a small footprint of 430mm x 59mm x 242mm. The Digital Video Recorder is equipped with a 160GB HDD to record up to 80 hours of HD video. With its built-in DVD Writer you can burn 2hours of hd videos on a DVD in minutes.
The device gives convenience of operation with a single remote control for recording and browsing channels, when used as a Digital TV tuner. In AVREC mode it records video in AVC/H.264 at 12.9Mbps. The Panasonic Corporation plans to release 25,000 models each month starting 25th April at an open price.