The Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR makes it easier than ever to watch free live and recorded over-the-air TV without monthly fees.
With its household name, slick hardware design and affordable pricing structures the TiVo Bolt OTA offers one of the best alternatives to the still-fledgling world of streaming TV services.
Denon's DVD-1730 offers an affordable way of improving film performance from your new digital flat screen -- and picture quality is the best we've seen at this price
The TechniSat HDFV is a decent piece of kit with superb picture quality and the advantage of being able to record to USB. We'd like to see its Wi-Fi abilities improved somewhat to allow more exciting features.
A great system for people looking to get started in the exciting world of home cinema, but who don't have an excess of space and thousands of pounds to spend
Pioneer's DVR-545HX offers all the recording and playback features you're likely to use. But, in this competitive market, there are similarly priced rivals that do the same thing but better
A simple but very useful DVD and Freeview PVR that offers great upscaling performance for DVDs and has plenty of space to record TV programmes from Freeview
Panasonic's DMR-EX75 is a hybrid recorder with an impressive specification and superb functionality. Recordings using either the 160GB hard drive or universal disc formats offer flexible control. And both recording and playback performance is excellent
Old meets new with the EH80V -- you can transfer your antiquated VHS tapes to DVD if you can bear the image quality, yet the machine also has a large 200GB hard drive and progressive scan video. It's missing a few key features and is expensive, but if you want to keep using your VHS tapes without having to compromise on modern features, the EH80V is a unique product
The Panasonic DMR-XW380 is a sleek PVR, and one that we think everyone will enjoy using. The problem is the hard drive is too small, it's too expensive and you can't save HD recordings to DVD.
A pricey high-end PVR with plenty going for it, despite the limited EPG and lack of USB/Firewire connections.
The Sony PlayTV is a good "freebie" for buyers of the new 250GB PS3 and it can be useful if you don't already have a PVR, but it's fairly limited in performance and scope.
The Pioneer DVR-LX60D DVD recorder boasts a 250GB hard drive, 1080p upscaling, PictBridge printing, and looks spanky in its glossy back coat.
The Samsung HR755 should only be of interest to those in analog TV reception areas. Everyone else can (and should) do better.
The LG LST-4100P is a solid high definition set top box which comes recommended for anyone with a DVI-compatible TV.
DViCO's TViX HD PVR promises a lot of functional ability, but it's not a product for those afraid to tinker.
The M-6600N is a feature-rich PVR let down badly by stability issues.
Samsung's DVD-HR735 offers HDMI connectivity, but beyond that it's a largely unexciting DVD recorder.