Sure, they play and record on Blu-Ray discs, and that’s cool, but that’s nothing compared to the touch-screen remotes that they come with. Both units also have internal hard drives built in.
The BZ100 has a 250GB HDD with the BZ200 doubling that. The HDD combined with the Blu-Ray recording capability mean these things can simultaneously record two digital broadcast programs in HD.
They support MPEG-4 video compression, have Digital and Analog TV tuners, HDMI, and TiVo-like support (I presume this means a similar EPG) and they also come with a standard remote alongside the programmable touch-screen one. They go on sale in Japan in May, hopefully they make it to the US at the same time or shortly thereafter.