Panasonic and Comcast Debut AnyPlay Portable DVR

Panasonic and Comcast Corporation unveiled the industry’s
first Portable DVR/DVD player powered by tru2way technology at the 2008
Consumer Electronics Show. The Comcast/Panasonic co-branded AnyPlay Portable
DVR (P-DVR) will let Comcast customers record programming at home and take it
with them wherever they go. The P-DVR will be available beginning in early

Developed by Panasonic AVC Networks Company, the AnyPlay P-DVR Model TZ-LC100
incorporates digital video recording functionality into a Panasonic portable
DVD player platform. The AnyPlay P-DVR features 60GB of digital video recording
capacity, an 8.5″ folding LCD display screen, and integrated stereo
speakers. Dual audio headphone jacks are included to support personal viewing.
When placed onto a companion docking station that functions as a standard DVR
set-top box, the AnyPlay P-DVR lets viewers watch and record their favorite
television programs from their television sets. However, unlike a traditional
set-top box, it can be taken out of its docking station, so recorded programs
can be watched anywhere in or out of the home on the AnyPlay P-DVR. It also can
playback DVDs and audio CDs.

“This is an historic step for both Comcast and
Panasonic in delivering to consumers a product that gives them a far more
expansive benefit as a Comcast customer,” said Toshihiro Sakamoto,
President of Panasonic AVC Networks Co. “When Panasonic began developing
the Portable DVR platform, we focused on creating a product that would give
consumers flexibility in enjoying their recorded content wherever and whenever
they wanted to.”

“Consumers have told us they want easy and convenient
access to all the great content Comcast provides, and the AnyPlay P-DVR does
that,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Comcast Corporation. “Panasonic has been a terrific partner in working
with us to develop products powered by tru2way technology that continue to
support our vision for changing the way people watch television. Tru2way
technology will help us bring consumers the innovative products that
world-class consumer electronics companies like Panasonic are developing, which
will lead to a whole new category of consumer devices.”

Added Sakamoto, “The Panasonic P-DVR is an example of
Panasonic’s drive to expand its consumer electronics offerings and support the
Comcast AnyPlay initiative in the digital cable area; first with our Tru2way
enabled HD-DVR set top box (Panasonic TZ-PCH-2180), next with the tru2way
powered Plasma TV, and now with the portable DVR with tru2way technology.”

AnyPlay P-DVR can be powered through the docking station,
which also acts as a battery charger, or through its own internal battery when
undocked. It also comes with a 12V DC adapter for automotive use.

For a webcast of Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts’
CES keynote address and for additional press information on Comcast
announcements at CES, please visit

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