The problem with hanging your flat panel TV on the living room wall is that you still have to set up some sort of shelf for all your set-top boxes. Now LG looks to be eliminating one more external box from the equation. The new LG 42LP1DR is a 42-inch LCD TV with a built-in 160GB hard drive. The system has its own DVR software, so it can record your favorite shows without being connected to a separate TiVo unit. Provided it has a CableCARD slot (which we assume it would), it’s just about totally self-contained. However, to be truly stand-alone, it would need a DVD player and a couple of game consoles tucked into its chassis.
[Via New Launches]