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the ultimate combination
January 6, 2005; 5:45 p.m.
The product: Humax's LT2650 takes combination products to a new level. This 26-inch flat-panel LCD HDTV also includes all of the functionality of the DRT800 TiVo-powered DVD recorder. Its built-in 80-hour hard drive can dump recorded TV shows to DVD with ease, and a single remote controls everything via TiVo's easy-to-use interface. A full range of inputs and outputs lets you integrate it into any system, although the LT2650 itself is extremely self-contained.
The price:The LT2650 will sell for about $2,499.
The prospects: People looking for lots of functionality in a bedroom-size TV are the natural audience for the LT2650. Humax's line of TiVo-powered DVD-R/hard disk recorders have performed well in the past, although the high price of this unit (especially when you factor in TiVo service) means it's not for everyone.
By David Katzmaier, senior editor, CNET Reviews
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