Panasonic Japan announced [JP] the TH-L42G3 today, a new VIERA TV whose unique point is that it lets you record content in full HD resolution directly on SD cards. The 42-inch, full HD LCD TV supports SD, SDHC (up to 32GB) and SDXC cards (up to 64GB).
Panasonic says that a 64GB SDXC card, for example, is enough to store about 5 hours of full HD digital TV content (at 24 Mbps). Users can also plug in an external HDD via USB to record content.
Spec-wise, the TH-L42G3 features a IPSα panel with LED backlight, Ethernet, two HDMI ports, VIERA Link, video-on-demand connectivity, and DLNA support.
Panasonic plans to start selling the TV in Japan on February 18 (price: $1,800).