I bought this hard disk recorder to replace the one I had without a digital tuner. Despite breaking down shortly after I got it, it has worked fine since the repair. LG repaired it under guarantee without problem.
It is extremely easy to set up. It has a very good picture and sound. It has a large hard disk of 500GB which is more than sufficient to record hours and hours of TV at an acceptable quality. One thing that could be improved is the system of putting recorded programs into folders which is time consuming to do and also difficult to navigate. You also cannot create and name your own folders, only use the ones provided. Another thing is that for some reason the in-built tuner does not show the HD channels.
However all in all I'm very satisfied with the recorder and I think for the price it can't be beat.
I use this DVD recorder all the time and has always saved me in those times when I can't possibly be in to watch my favourite shows. It is also brilliant for putting shows and films that you have recorded onto DVD. I think the biggest issue with it is that the software won't update automatically. After this DVD recorder has been used for a long time it will start to work slower and the only way to make it run fast again is to update the software, if there is an update. The only problem with is that there is no indication that LG has released an update, so you have to keep checking back every so often. However, it is pretty straight forward to update as you just need to download the file from the LG website, burn it onto disc, and then play it in your DVD recorder.