Hitachi pack new HDTVs with 500GB hard-drive


There sure has been a lot of news out of Japan on HDTV’s coming with players and hard drives in them, so I’m curious to see how these develop and if they make it over to the states. I can see the benefit moreso for downloadable content than necessarily DVR recording, but still having the option is nice.



Hitachi have unveiled five new HDTVs, each of which includes a 500GB hard-drive for local storage of recorded programming or downloaded content. The sets – three plasmas, ranging from 42- to 50-inches, and two LCDs, at 37- and 42-inches – slot into the company’s endearingly-titled Wooo TV range, and all support Full HD 1080p.