Tuesday, October 4, 2005

LG Integrates Hard Drives into HD Plasma TVs

LG Electronics has begun integrating 160-gigabyte Seagate hard drives into plasma High-Definition televisions (HDTVs), enabling a built-in high-definition digital video recorder (HD-DVR). The new Digital Cable Ready plasma HDTVs can store up to 14 hours of digital high-definition programming or 62 hours of digital standard-definition programming. The new widescreen plasma-DVRs incorporate an automatic time-shift feature, which continuously records in one-hour intervals. Other features include slow motion rewind and forward capabilities and instant replay.

Seagate said its 160-Gbyte DB35 Series drive delivers up to 10 simultaneous streams of TV and provides long-haul reliability for "worry-free" DVR operation.

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