It’s time to enter a new epoch of Repoch! Sanyo doesn’t use that slogan to sell their new DVR, but they really should. All right, they probably shouldn’t, but you have to admit, it is a cool rhyme.
Actually, the Sanyo Repoch is not only a DVR that has both an analog and digital TV tuner, but it is also an iVR (Information Versatile Disk). The iVR slot has a place for 320 gigabyte HDD cartridges, and comes with one 160 gigabyte iVDR cartridge.
There are connectivity options that include an Ethernet connection, HDMI output, component audio, plus video inputs with a couple of antenna posts. I’m not certain if the antenna ports are good for the digital era of TV.
As you can see from the attached photo, the Repoch comes with a very big and advanced remote control. You can also see that it is the picture of the Repoch is labeled as an “iV Recorder”. What does that mean? It can record things that are intra-venous? Maybe it is called that because it records information, hence the “I”. Then again, that is a small “I”, so perhaps it is iPod compatible? Clearly, I need to find out some more information about these particular gadget.
The Repoch is slated for a Japan-only release sometime around September 1st.