I bought a refurbished Toshiba D-R4 off of eBay. They sell new for $119 and refurbished for around $100, or less. It does not have DV input or any kind of recording guide like TV Guide+ or even VCR+. But, the reason I brought this up is that the recording quality is superb, you can create customized title and chapter screens, and there are a wide range of recording options from preset recording times to user-selectable, to automatic (adjusts bit rate to fit remaining disk space).
I am not well-versed in the other models of Toshiba (with the exception of the XD-RS32 160gb HD recorder), but I would take a serious look at their product line for one that meets your needs.
I fedel that they are quality products at a very reasonable price.
Also, let me mention that I have two Yamakawa 628's. Unfortunately, they are no longer available in the US (only in Western Europe as the PAL Model 625). The major feature of the 628's is the ability to copy ANY DVD via its component input. I do not know of any other recorder that can do that. I have made near perfect copies of DVD's that are not designed to be copied.
That alone is worth getting one.