A flat-TV alternative to the old combo box

It has built-in speakers and plays DVDs, CDs, and MP3s--but it's ugly.

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To the chagrin of home-entertainment aficionados, there will always be people who want all their media functions in a single box. We're not talking about a high-end convergence phenom like the $10,000 "Q," by the way, but something more like a TV/DVD/VCR combo that can be found behind the counter at Walgreens. But with TVs getting thinner all the time, the design and manufacturing may get increasingly tricky.

There is, however, an alternative. The "Razor Home Entertainment Theater" is a combo unit that can be mounted below a flat panel on the wall and play DVDs, CDs, and MP3s piped through its own built-in speakers. There's just one problem, as Red Ferret points out: This thing is ugly.

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