I have just read an official statement coming from Sony themselves at a press conference in Tokyo, and there is going to be a redesigned PS2...featuring, amongst other things, a tv tuner and 120gb hard drive built in including the basic PS2 functions already in place. If somebody has already heard this and posted elsewhere, I apologise, but I looked and couldn't see one.
Here are a few extra features...
USB 2.0 support
120Gb Hard drive
Slot loading (no tray)
Silver, square SONY design
It's gonna cost a fortune...but I've already re-mortgaged my house to get one