Sony To Ship World’s First HD Video Walkman This September
Sony will introduce the world’s first HD Video WALKMAN, a compact, portable device to view and playback both high-definition HDV video and standard mini DV tapes.
The GV-HD700 features a WVGA (1,152k dots), 7-inch widescreen (16:9) LCD screen for monitoring video and still images. Its all-scan function ensures that 100% of the recorded frame area is displayed on the screen for accurate reviewing of shots. It can also record HDV and DV signals from an external source for use as a back-up deck as well as transfer still images from tapes to Memory Stick media cards.
For convenient operation, any of fourteen commonly-used functions, such as search, index mark and playback zoom, can be assigned to three function buttons. Users can customize the LCD screen by storing up to six set-ups. The unit’s status check mode gives handy on-screen confirmation of key audio, output, assign and LCD settings.
The model is equipped with multiple ports for recording and playing tapes from a range of sources, and also has HDMI output for connection to a compatible HDTV or computer monitor.
It also incorporates Sony x.v.Color technology. Based on the new international xvYCC color standard, Sony x.v.Color nearly doubles the data range of colors that can be displayed accurately on xvYCC-compliant displays, such as Sony BRAVIA televisions.
Supplied accessories will include an AC Adaptor, wireless remote controller, component cable and AV Multi Cable (without S Video). For extra versatility the GV-HD700 can be used with InfoLITHIUM L and M Series batteries.
The GV-HD700 will be available in September for about $1,300 at Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), and at authorized dealers nationwide. Pre-orders are currently available at www.sonystyle.com.