Panasonic Japan outs three Blu-ray set-top boxes with digital TV tuners


I know I often comment how lucky the Japanese enthusiast crowd is for getting the latest toys much earlier than we do, but this is just cool. A blu-ray set top box that includes tuners inside of it…along with hard drive and a wealth of other features?! Sign me up for two.



Other specs include VIERA TV link, DLNA support, i.Link, an HDMI slot, an SD memory card slot, an Ethernet port, and a YouTube function. Panasonic says the 500GB HDD is enough to store up to 90 hours of HD TV material, but only the TZ-BDW900P supports downloads from acTVila [JP], a Japanese web video provider.