Philips has been giving its DVD recorder range the once over adding three new models two of which feature hard disks.
The top-end DVDR7300H (£500) and DVDR3300H (£330) are equipped with 250GB and 80GB Hard Disk Drives respectively, each storing, so Philips says, approximately 400 hours and 130 hours of footage.
They both feature the usual hard disk party tricks, such pause live TV, watch a recorded programme before it has finished being archived and instant rewind. And obviously you can archive recordings on the hard disk to DVD at speeds of up to 20x.
Both players also offer Dual Layer DVD+R disc recording, doubling the recording capacity and features the GUIDE Plus+® Interactive Programme Guide, which provides 7-day channel listings.
Both players are equipped with i.Link, enabling perfect copies from devices such as camcorders, cameras and PCs, two RGB Scarts, while the DVDR7300H also sports HDMI connectivity for pristine digital video and digital audio. The bottom end DVD recorder, the £150 DVDR3305 records up to six hours on both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs, incompatible with MP3 and JPEG images on discs, and has VIDEO Plus+ and PDC, while also allowing up to eight scheduled programmed recordings up to a month in advance.