Akihabar News: Amex has announced that their ‘world-first’ Blu-ray disc recorder – the M505-BDR – will debut at IFA in Berlin, ready for European distribution.
The unit appears to have absolutely everything: it plays Blu-ray software titles via a native 1080p HDMI output. It also up-converts conventional DVDs to 1080p through the HDMI digital interface and is backwards compatible, playing both standard DVDs and CDs in addition to supporting all DVD formats including, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R.
Additionally, AMEX DIGITAL has included a dual Hybrid digital TV turner with PIP (Picture in Picture) Function and wireless WiFi b/g, 100/1000Mb network, Fire Wire IEEE1394, S/P DIF in/out interface that supports all the major formats source from internet and HD-DV Cam, the native high definition resolution contained in 2-megapixel and larger digital still pictures can be fully rendered on a high definition television via slide show functionality built into the M505-BDR.
Retail price is expected to be between 1,500 and 2,000 Euros.