We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Group test: what's the best digital video recorder?

The best DVRs you can buy revealed

PC Advisor reviews the best DVRs you can buy in the UK right now?

3. Logitech Revue with Google TV

Logitech Revue with Google TV
  • Reviewed on: 18 January 11
  • RRP: $299
  • Rating: Rated 6 out of 10

Google TV is only available in the US at the moment, and because so much of its functionality is tied into US-based services it is probably worth waiting for an official launch. Having said that, we like watching iPlayer in HD and being able to search for online television programmes direct from the television is a good – if somewhat cumbersome – feature.

2. Panasonic DMR-BW880

Panasonic DMR-BW880
  • Reviewed on: 20 August 10
  • RRP: £879 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

The Panasonic DMR-BW880 has almost every feature you could hope for in a media player. The 500GB hard drive can store plenty of compressed video recordings (which can also be copied to Blu-ray), its network support allows internet features and media sharing, and, best of all, it's cheaper than the model it replaces.

1. Samsung BD-C8900

Samsung BD-C8900
  • Reviewed on: 19 January 11
  • RRP: £426 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

All in all, the Samsung BD-C8900 is an excellent 3D Blu-ray player with good PVR functionality. While a little on the steep side, it's one of the only ways to record 3D television - which is sure to appear more frequently in the future.

IDG UK Sites

Moto G2 (2014) vs Moto E comparison review: New Moto G is worth the extra cash

IDG UK Sites

Is Apple losing confidence in itself?

IDG UK Sites

Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: it's an amazing experience

IDG UK Sites

How (and where) to buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in the UK. Plus: What to do if you pre-ordered...