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CES2006: LG Builds DVRs into LCD Sets

LG Electronics has introduced three new LCD models with built-in DVRs capable of storing up to 15 hours of HD video or 66 hours of SD programming. The LG units also include the
Gemstar-TV Guide On Screen
interactive program resource, which allows the capture and storage of recorded programs in customized folders.

Both the 42-inch LCD models (42LB1DRA and 42LB1DR) and the 47-inch LCD (47LB1DRA) are digital-cable ready for HD and SD.

The 47-inch LCD integrates two ATSC tuners, providing the capability of recording one HD channel on the DVR while watching another HD channel. According to published reports, the larger 47-inch unit has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080p (although no one is yet broadcasting in 1080p). The 47LB1DRA, expected to be shipped next fall, includes dual HDMI inputs and 9-in-2 memory card slots.