DVR Download Service Trialed In Japan

Toshiba and two other comapnies in Japan have started trials of a DVD content distribution service, “Hikari de DVD,” that delivers video to DVD recorders in the home via a high capacity fiber-optic broadband network.

The service combine the capabilities of a high speed Fiber to the Home (FTTH) broadband network (something Verizon is build in U.S. as well), with a DVD recorder able to support downloads of movies and music to a DVD-RAM disc.

The trial service will offer approximately 300 titles, mainly movies and Japanese animation video content from 19 content providers in Japan and overseas.

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