Mitsubishi has had the bright idea of combining an LCD HDTV with a built-in Blu-ray player. But it doesn't just play Blu-ray discs, it'll record them too! That's right, keen buyers can now buy a set with absolutely everything they could need inside, as a 500GB hard drive can also be found in the depths.
Currently for the Japanese market only, the LCD-22BLR500 is obviously designed for small rooms, or as a second (third?) entertainment system in a home thanks to a 22" screen with a 1366 x 768 (720p) resolution. The screen is actually an LED backlit panel rather than an LCD as the name suggests, plus the BLR500 has dual tuners and two HDMI inputs too.
It's all well and good stuffing this much tech into a system, but it would have been nice if Mitsubishi tried a little harder with the design of the stand, which incoporates the player and display. The hard, sharp lines make it appear very 70s-futuristic and combined with the computer-monitor style of the screen, the overall look is not an attractive one.
The LCD-22BLR500 is due for release on the 21st July, with no scheduled international release as yet.