The LG HR599D is a high-definition HDD recorder with a 500GB hard drive, twin digital HD television tuners and the ability to play Blu-ray discs. It also comes with integrated Wi-Fi (802.11n) and a front-mounted USB port with DivX support. In other words, no matter how you plan to watch the World Cup, the LG HR599D will fit the bill nicely.
The LG HR599D is also a lot more user-friendly than the typical HDD recorder, courtesy of a helpful manual and intuitive menu interface. Unfortunately it lacks in-built editing tools, but seeing as the World Cup is on SBS, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem! (You can always sell it or attempt to exchange it after the final.)