"I'd like to get a HDTV which permits the recording of unencrypted OTA broadcasts."
I made a mistake here. I meant to say that I'd like to be able to record/playback OTA broadcasts while staying in the digital domain - at least the ones that don't have the broadcast flag set.
As far as built-in DVRs go, I'd like to have one just to reduce the need for having an extra box and the associated cable clutter. A DVR which could record any incoming video stream post demod/decoding (OTA, cable, satellite, etc.) would be ideal for me.
BTW, I did find a HDTV by BPO Electronics which has a built-in Blu-ray player and 32GB DVR (small, I know). I have no idea about the quality of this TV. It is the Huetv® LX55HD.
Thanks for the all the feedback.