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  1. Philips DVDR7260H review

    Philips DVDR7260H review

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    Philips' highest specified digital recorder boasts a 160GB hard-disk, a built-in Freeview tuner and records onto DVD RW, R, -R, -RW and DVD R Double Layer discs. It can also record 5.1-channel audio and features the brilliant TimeShift Buffer

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    Hitachi DV-DS253E review

    Hitachi DV-DS253E review

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    The Hitachi DV-DS253E packs a very useful 250GB hard disk, which is bigenough to store up to 338 hours of video in the lowest-quality setting. More importantly, it gives you 66 hours of theoretically perfect recording capacity

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    Toshiba D-VR15 review

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    Toshiba's recent ad campaign revived its famous 'ello Tosh catch-phrase from the 1980s and there's another throwback to that era in its new DVD recorder - there's a video cassette deck inside too

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    Pioneer DVR-LX70D review

    Pioneer DVR-LX70D review

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    Llook away now if you’re on a tight budget. Pioneer’s DVR-LX70D is a deck designed with luxury in mind, which is why it’s significantly dearer than most other big-name recorders. But Pioneer has packed it to bursting point with all the latest features, and spared no expense when it comes to build quality.

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    Philips DVDR3577H7 review

    Philips DVDR3577H7 review

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    At just 43mm high, this combi is one of the slimmest on the market and also one of the most attractive, sporting a deliciously moody mirrored fascia and a tasteful red ring that lights up when recording.

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    Toshiba RD-97DT review

    Toshiba RD-97DT review

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    The latest HDD/DVD combi from Toshiba has a greater hard-disk capacity (250GB) than its rival and an additional digital tuner. It’s some £70 dearer than its Philips counterpart, but does it justify the extra expense?

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    LG RH200MH review

    LG RH200MH review

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    The RH200MH is LG's most advanced DVD/HDD recorder yet, boasting a massive 250GB hard disk, the ability to record onto every DVD format going, two memory card slots and an HDMI output with video upscaling.

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    LG RH199H review

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    LG has certainly been busy on the DVD recorder front. A few short months ago, we reviewed the RH7800,a modestly-priced machine with 160GB hard drive and DiVX playback

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    Panasonic DMR-EH60D review

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    Big-name manufacturers are finally getting the message that it makes sense to build Freeview tuners into digital recorders.While some recorders still don't include RGB inputs to get the best analogue connection from digital TV set-top boxes

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    Toshiba RD-85DT review

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    With its £350 pricetag, the RD-85DT is the UK's cheapest DVD recorder to bring us the benefi ts of both hard drive (a generous 160GB in this case) and digital-terrestrial TV (DTT) tuner.

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    Philips DVDR7250H review

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    To date, home DVD recorders have only recorded two-channel soundtracks - usually in Dolby Digital 2.0. This is fine for terrestrial TV programmes (analogue or digital) but does a disservice to multichannel movies

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