Opinion of best DVD / HDD recorder for under $500 USD

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#1

title says it all. i’m looking to spend about $500 USD to get a new DVD recorder that has a hard drive in it. I have a JVC that is a few years old and i’ve loved it. i’m updating my system now and this component is next. i would like it to be able to…

-160 gb hdd or a little more, but more isn’t as important…160 is good
-upscale to 1080p
-hdmi input (for cable to hdd) or component video + digital audio
-hdmi output (to reciever) or component video + digital audio

-software should be able to label timed recording so if i have a week done, it doesn’t auto label it with a time, i want to put a name on it. this isn’t hugely important, but would be nice.

-software should be able to remove commercials…meaning cut it where i want, and splice pieces together to make one dvd.

the first three desires are easy to look around at. but the software is the reason i’m here. i’ve read a lot of great info here on other products and now i wanted some help.

btw, great site and knowledge passing.

-logun


#2

any opinions out there?


#3

The Philips DVDR3575 and 3576 will do most of what you want,
but not auto label timed recordings, you have to name them after
they’re done.