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Ever wanted a HDD recorder but wanted to pop in your own HDD? DGICOM thinks so and has released the first DIY home theater box sans hard drive. It comes with a DL DVD burner and tons of inputs and hookups. The device is MPEG-1/2, AVI(MPEG-4 ASP/Xvid), MP3, WAV, WMA, JPEG, BMP and PNG compatible and the machine is also Media Server/Player compatible, conform to the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standards. It also has a S-Video and Digital D2 connector (which makes it HDMI compatible but not 480p/720p compliant). No word yet on price.

Build your own home DVD burner / HDD combo [Akihabara News]