By Craig Zammit
SYDNEY: Topfield has announced its first high definition personal video recorder (HD-PVR) to be released in the Australian market in time for the Christmas selling period.
“The Topfield high definition PVR has been two years in the making – this is due to Topfield resisting the urge to release a product based around chipset technology that could not give us the performance and reliability that our loyal customers have come to expect from a Topfield product,” Topfield said in a statement.
“Our engineers have been working tirelessly in fine-tuning the development of this new technology, and with this attention to detail, we are now confident that we have developed by far the best HD-PVR that Australia has seen to date.”
The TF7000HDPVRt (RRP $1,299) features the ability to pause and rewind live TV, record two channels simultaneously while viewing a pre-recorded program – all in high definition. The model also has a USB 2.0 host port and features a 250GB hard drive for approximately 70 hours of standard definition or 30 hours of high definition recordings.
Connectivity options including HDMI, RGB, component, SVideo, composite, optical and coaxial audio, and multiple outputs can be run simultaneously, such as HDMI to and LCD, RGB to a projector and composite video to a DVD recorder – with out having to switch between outputs.
The TF7000HDPVRt will be available from early December from Harvey Norman, Retravision, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Myer, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith.