are called a 'Windows XP Media Edition computer' or possibly a 'hard disk recorder' (like a Tivo), I'm afraid. I know of no TV's that have the software built in to directly handle a hard disk themselves.
I would like to find out if there is a way to hook an external hard drive to my TV and watch my recorded movies. Sort of like a juke box. I would like to have all my DVD movies and Home movies on a hard drive, pick the movie to watch and then it would play. Or can I hook it up to my TIVO, send and receive information to a hard drive. I do have a TIVO with a dvd burner.