Sony ups the DVD-R ante

Tired of only fitting half a series on a DVD? Consider yourself refreshed. Sony's just brought the first dual-layer DVD/HD recorder to the UK. Dual-la

Tired of only fitting half a series on a DVD? Consider yourself refreshed. Sony's just brought the first dual-layer DVD/HD recorder to the UK. Dual-layer means more capacity per disc - in this case, 13 hours on the Sony RDR-HX510's lowest quality mode or around 2 hours on its best setting. If you've bought a computer in the past 8 months, chances are you've already been enjoying the wonders of dual-layer. This, however, is the first time it's been offered where you want it - under your telly. Sony's also stuck in an 80GB hard drive with room for 134 hours of QVC, iLink for camcorder fiends and progressive scan for videophiles questing for pristine image quality. What's more, the recorder's one of the smallest we've ever seen, measuring a meagre 65mm tall.It's on sale from August for a price that's yet to be announced.