Pioneer's planet-sized DVD-recording PVR

How much disk space does Pioneer's new DVD-spinning, Freeview-upscaling DVD-R have? 80GB? We scoff. 160GB? Pathetic. 250GB? Double it. Yes the spankin

How much disk space does Pioneer's new DVD-spinning, Freeview-upscaling DVD-R have? 80GB? We scoff. 160GB? Pathetic. 250GB? Double it. Yes the spanking new 940HX manages a staggering 500GB or, going up the measurement scale, about half a terabyte.To translate, that works out at a maximum of 212 hours of DVD quality video, or a whopping 1064 hours of slightly ropier recording pleasure in Super Extended Play - enough for every hour-long episode of Days of Our Lives for the next four years, should you wish.An old school DVD recorder is on board too, along with a Freeview tuner and a very new school 1080p upscaler to squeeze the best out of both. All is piped from the HDMI port to your HD-Ready TV for optimum picture quality.Oh, and should you find room left after recording the entire antics of Salem you can also use it to store and print photos.

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