updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed July 11, 2007
Toshiba Regza H3300
Toshiba today catered to home theater fans in its home country with the Regza H3300. At either 46 or 52 inches in size, the LCD sets include a slot for a removable SATA hard drive and bundle a 300GB drive in the box. The disk lets the TVs schedule recording of unencrypted video from the analog or digital tuners; if space runs low, an external SATA port allows the set to record more, Toshiba says. The panels also refresh at 120Hz and wipe out motion artifacts even at a native 1080p resolution. Audio is provided on every model through a pair of 10W, chin-mounted speakers.
Both sets rely on dual HDMI and single DVI ports for digital input as well as single D4 (component) and VGA connectors for high-resolution analog sources. The sets arrive in their native Japan relatively quickly, shipping on July 20th at $4,276 for the 46-inch model and $5,099 for the 52-inch model. Toshiba typically doesn't ship its hard drive-equipped TVs to the US but is already delivering its LX177 equivalent sets in North America. [via Impress]