Go for the Panasonic. Panasonic have the best picture quality, the most connectivity (for other inputs such as Freeview STB's and vcr's. They also allow you to use DVD-RAM discs which allow time shifting. (Ram discs act like a hard drive and the Liteons do not support DVD-RAM).
Plus the price Ebuyer are selling at is about the price is would have cost you for a freeview box two years ago.
I have been eyeing the panasonic dvd recorder as well as it appears that its quality is better than Liteon. But I also read some reviews that claim that for whatever reason DVDs recorded (not just DVD-RAM)by the panasonic are not playable on other DVD players. Apparently, Panasonic warns its customer of this on its manual. Any with a panasonic DMRES10 care to comment?
No trouble playing back dvd-r discs in any players yet. These are discs recorded on my Panasonic recorders DMR-E85 and DMR-E60. The DVD-RAM discs will only playback on players which support DVD-RAM e.g. Panasonic, JVC and NAD.
Most of the DVD recorder manuals state that certain discs may not playback in dvd players depending on the media used. They state that to cover themselves. Take it with a pinch of salt.
Seashanty's advice is sound IMO. I recently bought a Panasonic DMRE85H (well-built unit, excellent quality output but steepish learning curve for wrinkly persons like meself) and have used it to put a lot of old home movies, etc. onto DVD-R so that the six members of my family can have a copy each. These disks play without problems on at least four different makes of DVD player and several PCs.