The UK gets one heckuva good combo from LG.
Why get a separate Freeview recorder and Blu-ray player when you can combine the functions of both into one unit? LG’s hoping that its UK based customers can’t think of a reason not to buy the new HR400, a Blu-ray player with Freeview functionality.
Featuring DVD upscaling, as well as Mpeg-4 and Divx support, the player has a pretty decent feature set, though nothing particularly stunning. Of course, the main attraction to the player is that it’s combined with a 160GB Freeview+ which allows not only recording, but pausing and rewinding of live television. Oh, and it streams YouTube videos as well, for those of you who’d want to subject a big beautiful HD screen to grainy video of a man getting hit in the groin.