Must admit that with the Sky box, DVD player, home cinema gear and various streaming devices it is getting mighty crowded under the TV. Maybe I should ditch it all and opt for the clutter-free LGB-40TPVR from Humax Digital. Available now in the UK it is the first 40inch LCD TV to boast both a pair of Freeview digital TV tuners and a 40 Gigabyte hard disk video recorder.
It also features the now statutory, for Freeview, seven day electronic programme guide and the hard disk which can store up to thirty hours of programmes, can also pause live TV.
Humax also claims that the set is HD ready, but this could do with some checking as it sports a DVI input rather then the UK standard Sky-HD-friendly HDMI. Also on board is an analogue TV tuner, so until that great switch off at least users will be able to record two digital terrestrial channels whilst watching a recorded programme; watch a digital terrestrial channel whilst recording another; or simply record two digital terrestrial channels while watching an analogue channel. Got that.
It is set to retail for around £2100. More here