In this day of $100 Blu-ray players, why pay $3,995.00 for one? Because the JVC SR-HD2700 Blu-ray Disc and HDD Combo Deck has the ability to record video directly through its HDMI input onto its internal hard drive. This means that any video camera or DSLR that is minus the HDCP encryption now has the means to take what has been shot and quickly and efficiently turn it into a finished Blu-ray disc designed for playback on any conventional Blu-ray disc player. There is also the ability to record on standard DVD discs, although this obviously downsizes both the amount of content that can be recorded as well as the level of resolution. Content can also be uploaded into the SR-HD2700 from a PC in MOV and MXF formats. HD to SD downconversion has been built into the hardware and the Deck can connect to non-HDCP supporting equipment also.
Dave Walton, JVC Assistant VP of Marketing Communications, notes that the SR-HD2700’s HDMI (or SDI) recording capabilities make for a convenient way to provide clients with copies immediately after an event. "Plus, the ability to record from an HDMI or SDI input helps make the SR-HD2700 part of a high-quality, low-cost HD recording system for medical applications, lectures, video conferences, police interrogations, city council meetings, church services, and more,” he says.
The 1 Terabyte hard drive is double the capacity of the previous model (the JVC SR-HD2500). Video being recorded onto the hard drive can also simultaneously be recorded onto a disc as well. To discourage copying of copyright material, a text overlay function has been added. The SR-HD2700 comes with a wealth of inputs, including SDI and legacy analogue S-Video and Composite. Digital inputs include USB, Firewire (IEEE-1394) and there is also an SDXC memory card slot. Outputs consist of Composite, Y/C, I-Link, SDI, HDMI, and RCA (audio). External control can be accomplished over LAN or RS232C, with FTP transfer capabilities.