DVD 2 is Bang & Olufsen’s solution for DVD playback, recording and permanent archiving. It supports a broad range of media formats, and the picture quality is among the best. It supports the TV program guide Guide Plus+, which makes it possible to program a recording directly from the information on the TV screen. Recordings are made to the built-in hard disc, and the built-in tuner supports simultaneous recording and playback of the same TV program. Designer David Lewis has emphasized its affinity with the modular home cinema solutions from Bang & Olufsen by introducing a design that matches other components in the system. The front, top, and sides are made of brushed aluminum which is divided by a groove for status information with the standby indicator on the front. The loading of the DVD is done by pressing lightly on the upper part of the front aluminum bar, which opens outwards and down, revealing the loader that quietly slides out. Behind this bar, you find sockets for the connection of additional equipment, such as a digital camera or video camera.
Playback, archiving, and browsing the program guide is all done with the Bang & Olufsen remote control. But Bang & Olufsen’s high-end DVD player/recorder DVD 2 is more than a DVD player. The Guide Plus+ program guide presents TV programming information for the coming days and using your Bang & Olufsen remote control you can quickly browse through the program.