Summary: Build yourself a PVR, this it what I am going to do, just waiting for Microsoft's new OS. DVD recording devices for computers are built to a higher standard.
Pros: Recording and hard drive
Cons: Second Panasonic to have DVD drive malfunction, Currys had my first recorder a EH50 for repair six weeks before having it back, on checking it out, they still have not repaired it, it is now back with them, thinking of sending a Christmas Card, now my EX85 has the same problem. Work it out for yourself what I think.