“ Toshiba RD XS25 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder „
I bought this DVD recorder about a year ago and so far it has working pretty well. It's easy to install and setup and works well with a set top box.
The main advantage is the hard disk drive where all the video recordings could be stored until you watched them or burned them to a DVD. This was hugely appealing as it negated the need to buy DVDs to use for everyday recording.
I use it to record tv programmes while i'm out. It is able to record to the HDD or to a DVD R/RW. Overall recording and playback quality is good although it doesn't have a built in tuner so it's not possible to record one channel and watch another.
It comes with a 160gb HDD so it has plenty of storage for everyday use but isn't designed for long term storage.
Burning (or dubbing) to a DVD from the HDD is fairly quick if you have recorded in LP format but very slow if you have used SP.
Overall till I get Sky + this is a good recorder and still meets my everyday needs
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Multi - drive HDD/DVD-R/DVD-RW recording;
160 GB Hard Disk Drive;