Patent Number: 7,787,343

Title: Recording and reproducing device

Abstract: A recording and reproducing device (1) in which, when the power is turned off, the state of the power can be controlled to be in either one of a first power-off state and a second power-off state in which the recording and reproduction device (1) can be started faster than in the first power-off state. The recording and reproducing device (1) has a "first standby mode" during which the power state of the device is controlled to the first power-off state when the device receives a power-off instruction, and a "second standby mode" during which the power state of the device is controlled to the second power-off state when the device receives a power-off instruction. A power controller (30) makes, according to a setting time zone, the second standby mode active only for a predetermined time zone including the setting time zone.

Inventors: Matsushita; Takeshi (Osaka, JP), Mizouchi; Hiroto (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: G11B 20/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018