The RDR-HC500/300/100 has appeared on the Sony Australia site
Looks quite similar to the Panasonic DMR-XW380 (250GB) just different hard drive sizes (500GB/320GB/160GB)
Records HD programs to HDD only and then you can transfer after as per the Panasonic.
Sony HD is 15Mbps, SD 8Mbps
Panasonic HD is 14Mbps, SD 5Mbps
Not sure the impact on file size due to those differences
No reviews etc on the Net yet.
Can anyone confirm they're coming to NZ and what hard drive sizes?