Sony’s new machines, the BDZ-A70 and BDZ-T90, are both Blu-ray Disc recorders that come a hard-disk drive and dual-tuners. The former model has a 320G byte hard disk and iLink port for hooking up to a DV camcorder while the latter has a 500G byte drive but comes without the camcorder connection.
Samsung’s new player, the BD-P1500, supports full HD 1080p playback and accepts not only Blu-ray Disc but also DVD and CDs. In the case of DVDs it offers up-converting to 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
But it won’t support BD-Live, an interactive system that brings functions like gaming, e-commerce and new content to a Blu-ray Disc player through an Internet connection.