Crave: Sharp will make the first LCD TV with a Blu-ray Disc recorder built in.
The high-definition disc recorder will be wedged into the side of Aquos DX-series TVs. It will have dual digital tuners, allowing users to watch and record simultaneously on different channels. It will record using the encoding format MPEG4 H.264/AVC.
The TVs will be available in sizes ranging between 26 inches and 52 inches.
The catch? They’re only available in Japan for now, but Sharp is planning to sell it abroad by the end of the year.