TRICKS of the TRADE: TO THE TEST: Digital Video Recorders

Sunday Mirror (London, England), October 7, 2007 | Go to article overview

TRICKS of the TRADE: TO THE TEST: Digital Video Recorders


Byline: CHRIS HASLAM

YOU can record whatever you fancy without needing a blank tape or recordable DVD with our choice of the best DVRs. And as you get Freeview and an EPG (electronic programme guide) too you can record hours and hours of programmes without monthly subscriptions to satellite or cable. You can also pause and rewind live TV - and some sets let you record two shows while watching a third one. CHRIS HASLAM finds which perform best...

Goodmans GHD8015F2, pounds 99 (www.goodmans.co.uk)

GOOD value, but looks a bit cheap. You can record 40 hours of TV on the 80GB hard drive, watch one channel while recording another and repeatrecord shows each week. It's a pity there isn't more storage - and you can only pause and not rewind live shows.

5/10

Thomson DTI 6300-16, pounds 99 (www.topup.tv)

GOOD basic recorder. For pounds 9.99 a month more you can access channels like Disney. Also downloads extra programmes (16 channels) and stores them on the 160GB (100 hours) disc. Less than Sk y+ if you want more channels, but fills up quickly. …

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