Expanding on its entry into the digital entertainment hardware market, Gateway has released some details on an upcoming DVD recorder for the home theater. The new unit will cost around $350, and works as a standalone unit with no need for a PC — just like a regular VCR. While it’s pretty bare-bones, this device should be useful for those looking to back-up their TiVo programs or downloads on a PC while also adding digital recording direct to DVD to their entertainment center.
Any DVD recorder that doesn’t include a hard-drive recorder as well is of limited use, and will probably come down to $100-$150 pretty quickly. I for one am holding out until the prices come down on combo units like the Panasonic DMR-E100HS.