DVR and Blu-ray In One, It’s The LG HR400

Posted Thu Jul 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

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.

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Tags: Industry Trends, DVR, Product Announcements, LG (all tags)