as the title really a friend of mine came to mine and saw my pioneer dvr 530h and was really impressed he is thinkin of buyin a hard disk recorder can some one please recomend so recorders of 250£ or there about for him to take a look at
well, you do know, you get what you pay for... there are plenty of cheap ones out, but they will just force you to buy a better one...
I just 'googled' for a price of your one, its around £400 ... I would say, keep saving, wait for the xmas/jan sales, you might even find it cheaper!! - the big plus of him getting the same model, is of course you can give him support!
this technology is still very new, so it is better to spend more on one deck, than to waste it on one, find it is c**p, then need to buy another!!