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Hitachi has unveiled a set of big-screen plasma and LCD TVs boasting not only four integrated tuners - two digital, two analogue - but also built-in hard disks with PVR functionality. The wonderfully named Wooo 9000 series contains six models offering 32in, 37in and 42in screen sizes.

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The two larger sizes are plasma panels, while the two 32in displays are based on LCD technology. At each size, Hitachi will offer a Wooo with an integrated 250GB HDD and one without.

The 42in and 37in panels have a 1,024 x 1,080 resolution, while the 32-incher's resolution is 1,366 x 768. It has a viewing angle of 178° and a brightness of 500cdpm*sup2; - the plasmas run up to 1,400cdpm*sup2;. It's not clear whether the bigger screens will go up to 1080p or 1080i, but the LCD looks set for 720p. Sound comes courtesy of stereo speakers and a sub-woofer, all enhanced with SRS 3D Wow technology.

All six displays will be equipped with HDMI ports, an SD card slot, 10/100Mbps Ethernet and a variety of AV I/O connectors.

Hitachi said the HDD-equipped Wooos will ship on 29 April, with the PVR-less versions following on 15 May. It did not provide prices, leaving them up to retailers, but the range is likely to run from ¥350,000-510,000 ($2,964-4,318/£1,710-2,492/€2,452-3,572), according to local reports. ®

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