Fruit Bat /\0/\: Your list was interesting, but notable that some big brands are excluded, such as Panasonic and Sony.
I also note that, unlike these well known makes, none of those on the list have the capability to record from an external source such as a camcorder or a sky digibox. I consider the lack of this facility to be a significant disadvantage.
Not only is it a price my pocket can currently afford, plus it has a two year guarantee,(remember my other one conked out in just under 12 months and I was damn lucky to get a refund) plus the manufacturer's told me I can record two tv progs and watch another (something my Goodmans box was unable to do, I could record two but you had to be watching one), plus again unlike my Goodmans it has 100 hours of recording and not 80, I reckon altogether (aside from the obvious it is an unknown brand) are the reasons Im pretty much sold on getting it and only wish JLP would hurry up and get it back in stock. marie