Having a PSP has completely changed the way I watch TV shows (I’m even watching stuff on it at night when I’m in bed), and although I’m quite happy converting shows using ffmpegX, the new Media Recorder VRX-02 sounds quite interesting. From Kotaku:
A Japanese company is developing a media recorder that can record video straight from a TV or DVD player to a memory card. The device can save in a variety of formats including the formats used for the PSP and Playan video attachment for the GBA SP and Nintendo DS. The $150 or so device is a small, sleek black device with AV inputs and four buttons. The buttons allow you to start recording, select format and mode. I hope there’s a way to control quality as well. Sounds like a must buy for anyone who wants to do routine television program recording.
More from the original Tech Japan article.