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LG's new 50PY2DR and 60PY2DR plasma TVs with built-in DVR

Peter Rojas
LG PY2DR plasma TV with DVR

LG's new line of plasma TVs with built-in digital video recorders hits stores today. The new PY2DR series comes in 50-inch and 60-inch versions, both of which sport integrated 160GB hard drives capable of recording up to 13 hours of HDTV and 63 hours of standard-definition programming. Each display comes with a built-in ATSC tuner for recording over-the-air HDTV and a flash memory card reader for looking at digital photos or listening to MP3s on your giant TV, but what's really promising is that these new displays are also compatible with CableCARD, which means you should be able to directly record digital cable TV without having to deal with an external set-top box (something we're dying to be able to do with our TiVo and our Media Center PC). All that integrated goodness will cost ya—the 50PY2DR and the 60PY2DR will set you back $7,999 and $14,999, respectively.

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