HDD Digital TV Recorder

  Mort105 17:58 01 Oct 11


I'm looking for a new HDD Digital TV recorder to replace my parents old analog one - this no longer works now the analog signal has been switched off.

The new machine will need to play DVD as well as they don't want a seperate machine for this - would prefer a machine that plays blu-ray but will settle for DVD.

I've been looking around google, amazon etc and struggling to come up with a decent machine to recommend to them - anyone any idea's? Anyone had to do this recently and what do you think of the device you bought?

Any help appreciated...

  rdave13 19:05 01 Oct 11

I don't use Sky so have a small freesat unit for HD. When I can afford it this will be something like my next purchase, Panasonic.

  Mort105 22:47 01 Oct 11

The panasonic looks good, but I think it needs to be hooked up to a dish - not sure they would go for that.

  rdave13 22:57 01 Oct 11

Yes, you would need similar for free-view not free-sat.

  Mort105 23:04 01 Oct 11

This LG doesn;t look too bad, has everything they want but worried it might be complex for them to use. Anyone have this:


  wjrt 20:52 02 Oct 11

have a look at Toshiba RDXV60 at Amazon

  mobing 02:59 03 Oct 11
  john bunyan 21:22 03 Oct 11

I think Panasonic is the most reliable .They do DVD recorders with built in Freeview that can store on HD or DVD. Useful if you want to keep a programme for a long time, or for watching hired or bought films. An example: http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/Home+Entertainment/DVD+Recorders/DMR-EX83/Specification/3533491/index.html?trackInfo=true

I would go for a slightly bigger HD model.(see Panasonic website)

  Mort105 21:01 06 Oct 11

I was going to recommend the LG HR600, but they've been out in the mean time and bought one of these:


Looks really good, though have to see what it's like when they have it setup.

Thanks for the advice.

  john bunyan 11:56 07 Oct 11

Looks excellent. I am sure they will love it. Well worth studying the manual to get the best out of it (editing out adverts etc)

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Huawei P10 review

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

An overview: What leading creative agencies are doing to improve diversity

New iPad, iPhone SE & Red iPhone 7 on sale now