[QUOTE=zaina;2127574]@nikoneko: what do you usually use the blu-ray recorder for? Do you see more blu-ray recorders than player in the stores (eq hakihabara)?[/QUOTE]
It is actually really hard to find just regular players here now everything is recorders. Pioneer makes some really high-end players ($1000-$4000) but thats about it afaik.
The recorders are like hdd, bd, dvd & cd recorders/players (with dubbing between all 4), dual tv tuners for dvr use, tivo-like tv recording, video & digital cam dubbing, and more all in one unit. Basically we use it for everything tv and movie related. Mostly as a dvr and then dumping recorded things to bd-r. But also for other things like slideshows of pictures and dumping tv shows to the psp for our 1 1/2 year old to watch when we go out.
I’ve actually been thinking to offer some of these in my shop because there isn’t much out overseas like them (I think AU has some models out?) and have been researching them pretty heavily so I know a lot about them atm. There are so many issues though… number one being they are so complex and powerful and all the menus are in Japanese (and obviously I’d hate to sell $1500+ bricks to people who can’t figure them out). The tv tuners are another big problem, I’m not even sure if users outside Japan could record hi-def tv on one as its all set up for Japan terrestrial broadcasts. Dubbing and other inputs would work, but that’s about all I’m sure about…
Anyway long story short… It’s probably the most awesome thing I own (when it’s not broken )