There are a few catches, though. First, Toshiba says it has no plans to export the RD-A1 beyond Japanese shores. Then there's the price—¥398,000, or a mind-boggling $3,432. According to Japanese site Impress (translate here), the device will take up quite a bit of shelf space, too; its dimensions are 18" x 16" x 6.26", and it weighs in at a whopping 33 lbs. This behemoth may be confined to Japan for now, but its future siblings could make it to U.S. shores. Toshiba says it eventually plans to introduce HD-DVD recorders overseas, although it has no concrete plans just yet. Thanks to Engadget for the link.