Illustration for article titled Allio HDTV Integrates Media PC with Built-In Blu-ray

Allio has gone and done what we wish every HDTV manufacturer would attempt already. They've shoved a full-blown media PC into a 1080p LCD TV. Coming in sizes up to 42 inches, buyers can customize a set that features a Vista-powered PC with a Core2Duo, 4GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, 1TB of storage and a Blu-ray player. And maxed out with these specs, the system only runs $2,800. So what's the catch? We noticed at least two that may or may not be dealbreakers.First, we haven't seen a true side profile (a tower PC could be duct taped on the back for all we know). Second, the HDTV itself is fairly mediocre with a mere 2000:1 contrast ratio and no response time listed. Full specs:

* Allio 42” 1080p LCD HDTV * 16:9 Full Screen Aspect Ratio * 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter * 176 Degree / 176 Degree Viewing Angle * 2000:1 Contrast * 400cd Brightness * Built-in 12Wx2 Speakers * 7.1 Surround Sound w/Dolby Home Theatre * 2 x Component Video & Audio Connectors * 2 x HDMI Connectors * 1 x S-Video & Audio Connector * 1 x Composite Video & Audio Connector * 6 x USB 2.0 Ports * 1 x eSATA Port * 1 x DVI-I Port * 1 x HDMI Output Only * 1 x S/PDIF Optical Audio Out * Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 * 4GB High-Speed DDR2-800 Memory * Slim 2X BD-ROM Blu-Ray Player (Play’s DVD’s too!) * Plays & Burns DVD’s as Well! * Western Digital 1TB (1000GB) SATA-II HDD * Integrated Intel GMA X4500HD Video * Hauppauge HVR-950Q TV Tuner * Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet * Wireless 802.11b/g * Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64-bit * Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Mouse * Wall Mountable * Menu Languages: English, Spanish, French * Includes A/V Cable, User Manual, Remote Control


Man, if the TV were just a little better..or the price a little cheaper... [Visionman via Crunchgear]

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