DVD-Recorder recomendations

I’m looking around for a DVD recorder (standalone, VCR replacement) and I’m not finding one that has all of my modest requirements.

What I am looking for is is a inexpensive DVD player with all the regular features along with:

DVD-R and DVD-RW media support
Playback for DivX, Xvid, and MP3.

It seems like if I find one that has DivX/Xvid, it doens’t support DVD-R/-RW, if it supports -R/-RW, it doesn’t have DivX/Xvid.

Any recomendations?

Liteon 1105 - supports -R(W)/+R(W), plays Xvid/Divx, MP3, WMA. Inexpensive and commonly found. I’ve seen it on sale a few times for around $70-80.

Personally own a LG LRA-536 , very satisfied with it’s performance and specs
Not sure if it’s available in all parts of the world thou , can check LG website for your country … here are it’s specs cost was $250.00 CDN late last yr .

Multi Format Recording (DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
Multi Format Playability (DivX, XviD, DVD-Video, Audio CD, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, VCD, JPEG)
Plays DivX/XviD Movies (.avi/.mpg/.mpeg files)
DV Input (IEEE 1394)
3 D Surround Sound and DTS Support
Front Panel AV Input/Front Panel S-Video Input
Video Out: Composite, S-Video, Component
Digital Audio Out: Optical, Coaxial

Just avoid Lite-on and ILO 's… junk.

Have a look at http://www.videohelp.com/
Maybe you’ll find there something.

Oh, one more thing. I’m in Canada. I saw a LiteOn 1105 at Wal-Mart, but they only had the shelf display one there, sold out for now.

I just got a LRA-536. I like it, but it won’t play some of my divx files. I think it might be because of the audio encoding, the video size and bitrate is withing what is supported. When I go to play it I get ‘Can’t Playable’ even though it plays the first two seconds before stopping. Have you seen this? Any ideas/suggestions?

Just wait for replys on your other thread