LG's high-def monster cinema

With the launch of Sky's HD box just five months away, a new high-def home setup is becoming a crucial priority. Something this important has to be do

With the launch of Sky's HD box just five months away, a new high-def home setup is becoming a crucial priority. Something this important has to be done properly – fortunately, LG is here to take your TV experience to the next tier, with its new LHRH7506TA. The HDMI system's most impressive feature is its 160GB HDD, capable of recording a life-sapping 220 hours of TV – that's enough to record every live Premiership match from Sky Sports HD over a season. You can then archive this using the double layer DVD recorder to copy onto DVD-R/DVD-RW or DVD+R/DVD+RW discs. There's the usual 'pause live TV' functionality and a simultaneous playback/record feature, and the sound promises to supplement the visual feast nicely too. Four 100W 'tall boy' speakers are backed up by a 200W subwoofer, which are apparently bolstered by LG's XTS-Pro sound improvement. Available this month, the system will set you back 'in the region of' £600. For more info check out LG's uk website