ISO first DVD recorder

I am looking for suggestions with respect to purchasing my first DVD recorder. I plan to use it to play DVD’s and record programs from Tivo for archival purposes.
My budget is tight, so I guess I am looking for “a bargain” that has “the basics” like progressive scan.
Can anyone offer some suggestions or perhaps a brand/model?
Jim C/Baltimore

This is probably the best place to start: Browse through the forums there and see what people have to say as well. I don’t have one myself so i can’t give you any real advice.