When the NW-A820 (not to be confused with the NWZ-A820) was first announced in Asia it was said to support video recording through a special video dock. While this hasn’t been confirmed for the NWZ-820, there is still hope for those who want to bring their TV shows with them – the new Sony BDZ-A70 Blu-Ray recorder.
The BDZ-A70 should come as a pleasant surprise for those who were let down when the new PS3 firmware turned out to be lacking the long promised Blu-Ray transfer feature. Even if that feature is still missing on the BDZ-A70 it’s capable of recording TV and transferring the recorded shows directly to a PSP or Sony Walkman. Transfer times are stated to be about 3 minutes for 60 minutes of recorded TV, which isn’t bad at all. It’s definitely a step in the right direction in ways of making electronics compatible with each other, even if it only works for Sony devices. It’s due in Japan on April 30th with a price tag of about $1670.