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BenQ Canada Launches High-Speed DVD Recorder
- DE350 allows for simultaneous playback and recording -

BenQ Canada Launches High-Speed DVD Recorder
- DE350 allows for simultaneous playback and recording -

Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2005 – Television aficionados may now enjoy greater flexibility and independence while viewing their favourite programs, as BenQ Canada recently launched the DE350, a high-speed DVD recorder. This multi-tasking product possesses DVD+RW / +R recording capabilities and up to 15x high-speed dubbing from a hard disk drive to DVD, in addition to simultaneous playback and recording and a user-friendly interface.

“BenQ understands the advanced technological demands of television lovers everywhere,” said Jimmy Davlouros, Executive Vice President for BenQ North America. “With our high-speed DVD recorder, we provide consumers with the incredible freedom to view on demand, whenever and wherever they choose. Say goodbye to the frustration of having to follow someone else’s schedule.”

With its hard disc capacity of 160GB, the BenQ DE350 allows up for the recording of 200 hours of video, while a ‘time-shift’ feature permits users to pause and temporarily record television programs to watch later, as well as simultaneous playback and record. The DE 350’s write speeds of up to 15x allow an hour program to be burned in just four minutes.

A dual-CPU design features two chips that independently process video, ensuring smooth playback and crisply rendered screen images, even during simultaneous recording. The DE350 also includes an i.LINK® Interface for connecting DV/Digital 8® camcorders directly to the DVD recorder, and BenQ’s exclusive Precise true-to-life recording technique with digital comb filter to adjust image brightness, colour, contrast and degree of saturation, providing supurb video recording quality.

The DE350 is currently available in Canada and retails for approximately CDN$599.00.

DE350 Specifications


Real-time Video Recording


1) SCART2 (CVBS I/O, Audio I/O, S-Video)
2) Composite Video (CBVS)
3) S-Video
4) IEEE 1394/Firewire/iLink
5) Antenna IEC75
6) Analogue Audio L/R


1) SCART1 (CVBS I/O, Audio I/O, S-Video)
2) Analogue Audio L/R
3) Component Video (Interlaced)
4) Composite Video (CBVS)
5) S-Video
6) Digital Audio (Coaxial, Optical)

Video Compatibility

Video Signal Format: NTSC / PAL


Black and Silver


14.2 lbs. (Gross)

Dimensions (WxHxD

13" x 16.9" x 2.3 (330 x 430 x 59mm)

About BenQ BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has over 14,375 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 2,100 global patents. 2004 revenues exceeded US$5 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at

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