Philips rewrites the future of DVD

DVDR1000 will allow users to make their own DVD discs, as revealed in touring DVD+RW roadshow

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By  Justin Etheridge Published  January 2, 2001

Consumers can now create their own DVD discs and play them back on existing DVD players with the new DVDR1000 from Philips. Designed to be compatible with both DVD-Video and DVD-ROM equipment, the new Philips recorder is based on DVD+RW technology.

“Compatibility is the cornerstone of our strategy,” said Mark Poldervaart, Marketing Manager Philips Disc Systems. “Based on extensive consumer research executed in both the U.S. and in Europe, we’ve seen that consumers find the concept of creating their own DVD quite appealing.”

“Yet they want to preserve their existing investment in technology,” added Poldervaart. “They want to know that the disc they create will play back on existing players. Only DVD+RW technology can offer consumers this comfort level.”

The DVDR1000 features an iLink digital camcorder interface and DVD+RW media is interchangeable between PC and TV platforms: in future, precious family footage, for example, filmed on digital camcorders, can be transformed into hard DVD copies with ease and stored for posterity.

DVD+RW discs have a storage capacity of 4.7GB, boasting four different recording modes: a one-hour mode designed for digital camcorders; a two-hour mode offering DVD picture and sound quality; a three-hour mode with quality comparable to S-VHS video tape; and a four-hour mode with quality to rival VHS.

The new DVD+RW video recorder is marked for a Q3 release. A spokesman for the region confirmed that the DVDR1000 would ship to the Middle East on schedule, but also acknowledged that numbers might be "limited" and on a sample basis initially.

Nonetheless, Philips has taken to the road to demonstrate the new DVD+RW digital video recorder locally, in a series of shows throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.

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