Toshiba have announced a Blu-ray recorder with 5TB of hard drive storage for OTA HD
recording functionality. It also includes 3D Blu-ray playback and the standard fair HD audio
decoding and bitstream capability. The system can also act as a home server making
recorded shows available over a network.
Toshiba claim the 5TB hard drive space will give the server the ability to record up to 90
days worth of low to medium quality footage, or as they put it, six channels for 15 days.
Other details were scant, but Toshiba say the player will be available in Japan towards the
end of this year for ¥200,000 which is around $2,500. Toshiba has not stated any intention
of releasing the home server and Blu-ray 3D player outside of Japan.