It’s fairly obvious that hard disk DVD recorders are rapidly falling in price – Aldi brought out an 80GB model for less than £100 before Christmas. And a 250GB recorder is now available from Maplins just short of £230. A similar sized drive would have set you back around twice that last year!
Maplin Electronics 250GB hard disk DVD Recorder offers nearly 300 hours of storage space and
recording time. You can pause and save your favourite TV on to the hard disk, so that you can return and watch as if time stood still. You can record on both hard disk and DVD (DVD+R/RW) with six different quality settings and a DV input on the front panel also enables you to transfer your camcorder footage straight on to the hard disk.
Certainly not the most stylish box in the world, but as a practical recorder, it’s worth a look. Available now for £229.99, with a 160GB version also available for £199.99.