By tapping the diverse features integrated into the single-chip DMN-8652, JVC's DR-MX1 integrates the capabilities of a DVD recorder, VCR, and hard disk drive (HDD) recorder into a single, high-performance, full-featured product.
"Consumers are attracted to products that allow them to quickly and easily shift from analog video to new digital video formats and applications; the DMN-8652 allows JVC to deliver products like the DR-MX1 that simplify this transition," said Susumu Sakakibara, general manager, AV & Multimedia Company for JVC.
Based on the LSI Logic DoMiNoTM architecture, the DMN-8652 processor was selected by JVC for its ability to enable a convergence of consumer digital video applications with highest quality video and audio, while reducing the time, cost and complexity of system design. The DMN-8652 accepts video from TV and other analog video sources and encodes it for storage on hard disk or DVD discs in standard recordable formats including DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/R. It supports simultaneous playback of video from HDD or DVD, and a range of background copying operations between the VCR, hard disk drive, and optical drive.
Leveraging the DMN-8652, JVC was able to pack a number of leading-edge features and capabilities into the DR-MX1, including the following:
- a 120 gigabyte hard drive for recording up to 224 hours of video;
- an extremely fast dubbing feature enabling consumers to transfer video from HDD to DVD at speeds up to 32x. 1-hour of video can be transferred in under 2 minutes;
- intelligent two-pass MPEG encoding to achieve the highest quality digital video;
- 6-way dubbing between HDD-and-VHS, DVD-and-VHS, and HDD-and-DVD;
- multi-format support; and
- fast 1.5x video playback.
The DMN-8652 integrates a second dedicated ATAPI port, an NTSC/PAL TV encoder, video DACs and a USB controller. It offers key features, such as MPEG-4 video playback; concurrent operation of timeshifting (pause, rewind and fast-forward of live television) while archiving programs from hard disk to DVD. Additional advantages of the DMN-8652 include LSI Logic's proprietary pre- and post-processing technologies, TrueView(tm) Pro and TrueScan(tm) Pro. These unique motion compensation-based technologies provide advanced progressive scan output and impressive noise handling on analog inputs, helping to manufacturers differentiate their products for quality-conscious consumers.
"With the DR-MX1, JVC has introduced an impressive product that provides the consumer with the ultimate in recording flexibility," said Umesh Padval, executive vice president of LSI Logic's Consumer Products. "JVC has a history of designing innovative products that fit the needs of quality-conscious consumers and we're pleased that the DMN-8652 is helping them to achieve that goal."
LSI Logic's Consumer Products Division provides innovative digital media processing and silicon solutions to industry-leading, worldwide consumer electronics manufacturers. With a complete line of cutting-edge products for DVD, DVR, EVD, video game, digital and HDTV, portable audio, and professional video production/broadcasting devices, LSI Logic delivers entertainment into and throughout the Digital Home.