Sony and Victor of Japan, which makes JVC brand video recorders, are planning to jointly develop a digital home video recorder ?for the network age?.
The teaming is a surprise for analysts. Sony and JVC, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric, competed fiercely on video standards in the 70s. Matsushita?s VHS standard eventually came out top over Sony?s Betamax.
The ?D-VHS? video they duo are developing will have direct Internet access. It will be able to record satellite digital broadcasts as well as analog TV programmes.
Full details of the development project are expected to be released this in the coming weeks.
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