Currently have a Pioneer DVR540HXS on pre-order but have stumbled across the above at Comet for Â£400. It does more or less everything I want (160gig HDD, Dual layer recording and Freeview DVB tuner) plus its got a 5.1 AC3 recording feature which seems to have gone unnoticed.
Anyone know what this units like and how the current Philips compare for recording quality? My first recorder was a DVDR70 and it had a few issues but was generally good. I won’t be using it for playback but I’m really interested in what it can do with a Digital audio input!