Originally Posted by Condor Joe
I see. I'm certain I'll go with the latter option, even with its drawbacks. I'll be owning a regular TWC cable box anyhow so it'll take just a bit more efforts to program recordings with an HDD DVD recorder, right?
Yeah, you'll need to set the timers on the cable box and the recorder, but assuming their clocks are in sync you'll get your programs recorded.
The aforementioned Magnavox recorders.......are those the best ones out currently, or the ones most users here own? I'd like to know more on what the best/affordable recorders are. Thanks!
It's the only hard drive one left in the US market. The hard drive will make life easier. There are a few non-HDD models from Panasonic and several Funai-built models with different rebadgings, and maybe one or two other brands. If I were desperate and had no HDD alternative, I might spring for one of the Panasonics (although NOT the DVD/VHS combo.)
The Magnavox however is only slightly pricier (or even cheaper if you get a refurb from J&R.) It's Funai built, but they made it a cut above their other offerings. There isn't too much else that even gets a passingly favorable review.