Excerpt: We seem to have had a little run on DVD/HDD recorders, and here's a premium entry from Pioneer . The DVR-LX61D sells itself as an ‘advanced media centre', doubling as a storage device for music, photos and video, in an effort to justify the relatively large £450 price tag. It's no idle boast. The 'LX61D is capable of recording content to its hard-disk drive straight from a CD, DVD, camcorder or PC, all via the Ethernet or USB connection.
Pros: Stylish unit, easy to use, doubles as musical media centre, impressive functionality
Cons: Average TV tuner for the price, disappointing sound quality with music, cheaper, better recorders are available