Reprinted from a Panasonic press release:
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2002 – Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, philips Consumer Electronics announced its new lineup of cutting-edge, lifestyle-driven products designed to change the way consumers see and hear the world.
With the touch of a button, the DVDR985 escorts the future of DVD recording into the present. Personalized DVD recording changes the way you see daily life with friends and family — from birthday celebrations to holidays, to vacations, even weddings — and it captures favorite moments on TV as well. Based on DVD+RW technology, the DVDR985 is compatible with most existing and future DVD-Video and DVD-ROM equipment. DVD+RW discs can be played immediately after recording — no finalization or waiting time required, whereas other formats take minutes to finalize after processing. The DVDR985 is simple to use for virtually any consumer. And with the sophisticated DCDi chip by Faroudja, the DVDR985 delivers state-of-the-art picture performance. Philips DVD-recorders not only record, they also offer convenient editing features that allow users to do linear editing directly on the recorder, utilizing the TV as a display.