This seemed like a bargain - 250gb HDD freeview recorder for under £100? I snapped it up. For the first month it was fine...then it all started to go horribly wrong.
We've had all manner of problems: programmes becoming 'corrupt' and deleting themselves, series links removing themselves, programmes we've set to tape not recording at all.... recently it's even started recording programmes we haven't even set it to record.
It's not just bad for recording - part way through live TV the screen will freeze and then the machine will turn itself off, sometimes taking a few minutes to reboot, often meaning you miss a crucial part of your programme.
During that first month where the machine worked I recommended it to my parents, who bought it and were also initially impressed. They too are now suffering the exact same issues. If I could give this 0 stars I would - awful product, avoid at all costs.