Matsushita Electric Industrial said its DMR-E700BD model, announced Wednesday and scheduled to hit the market July 31, in Japan, supports single-side, dual-layer Blu-ray Discs with a maximum capacity of 50GB. The new machine is capable of recording up to 4.5 hours of digital high-definition programming or up to 63 hours of analog programming, Matsushita Electric said. The product is part of Panasonic's "DIGA" family.

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