1. Panasonic DMR-EX768

    Panasonic DMR-EX768

    Another solid recorder that delivers fine TV pictures and faithful recordings, although some rivals have the edge when it comes to DVD playback

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  2. Philips DVDR5570H

    Philips DVDR5570H

    A decent DVD/HDD machine is let down by poor usability and sluggish control – it’s also at the top end of the price bracket

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  3. LG RHT498H Digital Video Recorder
    Available from £249.99
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