The best hard-disk recorder

Just wondering what peoples recommendations are on the best value for money recorder that has most of these features and can dub off copies at the fastest speed.
The ** points are a ‘must have’, the * points are a ‘would like’…

**VBR recording
**Dual-layer
**Good Editing
**Hard Disk (80gig wil do)
*Plays all dvd types…preferably divx too…
**Quality Capture
**Not ridiculously expensive
*Preferred customisable quality for recording (choose own rate etc)
*Record to as many formats as possible (dvd+/- etc)
**Very fast duplication/dubbing to 4.7 gig disk

Thanks for ya help guys…waiting to hear…