sonySony's coming out with the VRP-T5, a new 160GB digital video recorder which connects to digital TVs and tuners via i.Link (which is essentially their  version of FireWire). It debuts on October 1st, when it will retail for a rather pricey $665, and a has a nice old school computer peripheral styling to it rather than the typical A/V component look that pretty much all other DVRs have. Or maybe someone at Sony realized there were enough generic external hard drives out there and decided to throw in a DVR function to convince people to actually consider buying it.