This is the GHD8020F2, one of two new digital set-top box/recorders just announced by Goodmans under the Freeview Playback banner. It has an 80GB hard drive good for 35 hours of recording, and will sell for around £130 when it hits the shops next month.

A month later the company will launch the GHD1621F2 (below), which has a 160GB hard drive for twice the recording capacity, and twin tuners to allow you to watch one channel while recording another. The price for that one is yet to be announced.

More after the break

Both units offer the ability to pause or rewind live TV, and either direct recording or time-shifting via an eight-day electronic programme guide, complete with Series Linkage to allow a whole series to be recorded.

The units will be on sale at outlets including Dixons, Currys and Sainsbury's.

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