- Records DVD-R, DVD-RW, plays DVD-Video, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
- DV terminal with iLink for direct digital video transfer from digital camcorders
- Edit and rename segments as they're being recorded; stores up to 6 hours per disc
- Enhanced disc navigation with thumbnail display gives you instant scene choices
- Digital audio output passes Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel signals to compatible AV receivers for stunning surround sound
Early Adopters Pick: April 2003 Sharp's DV-RW2U is the world's first DVD recorder to incorporate a DV terminal with iLink for direct digital video transfer to a DVD disc, allowing you make simple, one-touch video recordings onto durable, rewriteable DVDs for collecting, sharing, time-shifted viewing, and video archiving.
The DV-RW2U is an integrated DVD recorder and player that lets you make simple, one-touch video recordings onto durable, rewriteable DVDs for collecting, sharing, time-shifted viewing, and video archiving. The DV-RW2U records up to 4.7 gigabytes (GB) of data at a spell, making it ideal for preserving and archiving digital photographs, home videos, and presentations with high picture and sound quality.
Unlike VHS tapes, the DV-RW2U offers a main menu for easy searching and chapter replay. DVD-RWs can be re-recorded up to 1,000 times. You can also record on standard DVD-R and play back formats like CD-RW, CD-R, and standard CDs. The DV-RW2U's enhanced disc-navigation system with thumbnail display provides instant scene choice from a disc's table of contents. It's possible to record up to eight programs with the touch of a button using timer recording. The "Just Recording" feature checks the disc capacity each time you insert a DVD-RW, and not only does it determine how much additional space is left, but it will never record over a disc without first alerting you. The DV-RW2U records up to two hours of video in standard mode (SP) and up to six hours in manual mode (MN). When recording, the DV-RW2U provides helpful features like title option, which makes it easy to edit and rename different segments as they're being recorded.
In the audio department, this unit--like other DVD recorders--compresses all incoming audio signals with Dolby Digital 2.0, which conserves space but slightly compromises audio quality. A set of left/right analog-audio outputs benefit from 96 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters, channeling DVD and CD sound to audio/video receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. Additional features include a DV terminal with iLink for direct digital video transfer from digital camcorders, four-step fast forward/reverse, and slow four-step forward and two-step reverse.