I am looking for a recommendation for a DVD recorder which must feature the following:
240vac/120vac 50/60Hz power supply
Multi-system tuner - SECAM and NTSC are MUST, PAL etc optional
HDD of about 160GB
Region-free playing capability (maybe)
I have owned a Lite-On 5045 - loved it but it died and could not be fixed. Tried the Pioneer DVR-650H but the NTSC tuner would not pick up all the cable TV channels and it had no "join" facility for video editing. Very kludgy user interface.
I have a Philips DVDR3576H but it's USA only and I also have a Sony DVPNS57 region-free player - but 110v only.
If I can convert the Sony to 240Vac/50Hz or it will work on a step-down transformer I'm OK for region-free playback.
OK, what's the best Multi-system multi-voltage HDD DVD recorder out there - say $500 or less?