Summary: We’ve seen many a budget DVD recorder, and most of them aren’t a pretty sight. LG and Alba have both released models under £100, and we wouldn’t really recommend either as bargains – they’re just too flawed. The Samsung DVD-R150, though, is much more promising. It’s a little more expensive at £130, but out of the box feels exceptionally well built and has slick and responsive controls. Five channels only Most appealing, though, is its ease of use.