New Guy Needs Budget DVD Rec. Help



Hello all! I’m new to the site, and I’m ready to get started with a new dvd recorder. For budget concerns, I’ve narrowed my choices down to two. I found a Daewoo (not exactly sure of the model) on clearance at Sears, with two-year product replacement added, for a total of around $130. The other is Radio Shack’s Presidian PDR3222 for $99 after a $30 mail-in rebate.
Am I better off with the Daewoo, as Sears will replace it with a comparable model. So there is not much of a risk there. But I haven’t really seen any reviews on it. The Presidian seems great, and RS has a 30 day return policy. I won’t purchase the service plan, as it’s not a replacement, just repair. We all know how that goes.
Any suggestions?