Having umed and ared over several media players to replace my first one that I thought would be it, I found the Cyclone HD 1000GB USB / LAN / HDMI Media Centre Recorder & Player Drive. Having received mine got it out the box, set it up in 15 minutes (been disabled for 21 years) read the instructions. Over 2 days I have it fully set up with LAN set up, (2 days because I had to change security on shared files on computer) harder than the media reader.
I am limited on space so I have my DVD collection on hard drive as I can't walk to change discs my CD collection the same, Photo albums to save space. I now have nearly 4 TB available to the media player.
Buying was based on
1) It looked good (it does)
2) The right price (It is I bought A 1.5 TB hdd for £130.00 last year this is better and cheaper)
3) It does everything I want plays all the video formats all the music formats.(It does and so much more)
4) It's a gadget(AND WHAT A GADGET)
Would I recommend it, yes but would ask why haven't they got one.
You can set it like a Video recorder but I have found if I put it on standby it didn't record back to manual.
If you are looking for a Media Player/Recorder this is what you want.Envizage Cyclone HD 1000gb / 1TB HDMI LAN Hard Drive Media Player & Recorder