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If you're reading this from the hi-def heavens that are Korea and the US, you'll know all about LG's PY2DR - it's already in your shops. For us chaps

If you're reading this from the hi-def heavens that are Korea and the US, you'll know all about LG's PY2DR - it's already in your shops. For us chaps and chapettes in Blighty, however, there's much to be excited about. It's coming! To the UK!Our gushing has justification: it's going to be the UK's first hi-def plasma series with a built-in hard drive. It'll come in 50 and 60in versions, and the 160GB HD will cram in a respectable 13 hours of hi-def or 63 of the cruddy low-res terrestrial that passes for UK TV today. Like TiVo (tech Gods rest its soul), the PY2DR continually caches the last hour's worth of telly, so you can always rewind an hour on the channel you're tuned to.There are also two memory card slots that support MP3 and JPEG playback via - deep breath - CF,MD,SD,SMC,MMC,MS,MS Pro,MS Pro Duo,xD. And there's a HDMI input with HDCP (piracy prevention) so you'll be able to plug in whatever hi-def set-top boxes Sky and Telewest release later this year. The PY2DR goes on sale early 2006. There's no talk of pricing yet, but expect it to be more than the £4000 most 50 inchers are going for these days.