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Polaroid Ships 80GB DVR/DVD Recorder With YesDVD

Polaroid said it is now shipping a new DVD recorder with a built-in 80GB hard drive incorporating YesDVD technology.

Model DRM-2001G is being distributed through Wal-Mart, among other retailers, and incorporates YesDVD software technology that simplifies the process of editing “Hollywood-style” home videos to DVD with the touch of a button.

YesDVD software, which is enabled by LSI Logic’s DoMiNo media processor, uses scene detection software to determine the natural chapter points and find the first clear image in the video segment to represent that chapter. Consumers can quickly create concise and entertaining home videos, including musical backgrounds.

YesDVD technology also allows consumers to insert a finished DVD into a PC to create a DVD case coversheet featuring still shots from various scenes in the program.

The unit also incorporates Principle Solution’s TVGuardian foul-language blocking technology that uses closed captions to automatically cut the volume when inappropriate words are spoken in a program.

The DRM-2001G, which carries a $299.99 suggested retail price, also offers progressive-scan video output and will store up to 102 hours of content on its 80GB hard drive. The unit will play back discs recorded in the DVD, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats. It will also play music CDs and JPEG images. It includes a front IEEE-1394 interface for connection to most minDV format camcorders.