Toshiba still ignores Blu-ray, releases three DVD-based DVRs in Japan


I’m not sure the market for something like that here in the US with all the DVR options we have, but I’d like to play with one just to see how it works and matches up. The integrated player is nice but I agree that at these prices they really need to include a Blu-ray drive.



The most interesting model is the RD-X9 (pictured above), which not only boasts a 2TB HDD but also supports external HDDs (via USB) in case you have that many video files to handle. The usual DVD formats are supported, too. There is another USB port, which is reserved for USB keyboards, Toshiba says. The RD-X9 will be available in Japan starting next month (price: $1,300).