Toshiba has announced the release of the industry's first product that has packaged a 17V-inch LCD TV and a DVD video recorder with a hard drive in a single body.
Set to hit the market in early December, the compact RD-17V1 measures 430x364x250mm and weighs 8.4kg. The 160GB built-in hard drive can store up to 284hours of video at 1Mbps.
Also available is the SD-P2700, a portable DVD player with an 8.9V-inch wide polysilicon TFT LCD screen. The monitor can rotate 180 degrees to offer greater viewing angles, enabling in-vehicle use as well as use in many other places.
Both products are open-priced.