New TEAC LCD TVs – let you record to external hard drives

TEAC’s 48, 56 and 66 cm televisions each integrate an HD tuner and DVD player and offer the ability to record TV programming to a thumb drive or external hard drive directly from a built-in USB socket.

Resolution tracks that of conventional computer monitors, with the smallest of the group providing 1440 x 900 pixels and the two larger screens offering 1680 x 1050 pixels. Each has a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, supports video signals up to 1080i standard, provides an HDMI input for connecting other digital video devices, and a card reader (MMC, MS and SD) for playing back downloaded music, movies and photos without having to burn them to disc.

Priced at $899, $999 and $1,299, each is covered by a 12 month warranty.