Hi all. I've currently got a Thomson DTH7000 DVD/PVR jobby, which I've had for a bit over 2 years. It's had its problems, but generally it's been okay. However, a couple of weeks ago it crashed, and since then the HDD is screwed - it'll record about 4-5 hours of stuff and then every time you try to record it fails with an error. I've tried the DTH Explorer software, and reformatted the HDD (not low-level) but it still happens. This, combined with the other annoyances with the unit mean I'm going to replace it (if anyone's interested in it who reckons they can sort the HDD problem, give me a shout). So, I'm looking for something new to replace the Thomson. Absolutely essential must-have features are: * HDD-based recording with live pause, etc. * DVD player (ideally that can play AVIs/DivX etc directly, as I download a lot of stuff from UKNova). * Works reliably (i.e., records when I tell it to, doesn't 'lose' programmes). * Simple to operate, so my techno-phobic wife can watch/record stuff. Important features which I'd ideally like: * The ability to archive stuff I've recorded, either by burning to DVD-R/RW, or ideally by copying it off the HDD via USB/Ethernet (or, is it possible, wifi?) * Some sort of EPG, so setting up recordings is fairly simple. Nothing with a subscription fee though - the teletext-based one on the DTH7000 was nice and free. Nice-to-have features that I could live without if I had to: * Dual-channel, so I can record more than one programme at a time. * Freeview digital decoder - I'm in the Scottish Borders, and whilst I can't get digital yet, I'd like to be able to record when it becomes available. I've seen the Kiss products, which seem to do a lot of this (including the ethernet, etc) but the reviews seem mixed and the prices high. I'm ideally looking to spend less than £300, but I don't know if it's possible. So what should I consider (or what should I buy?). Oh, and I think the ideal solution for me is a media centre PC which I could hook into my wifi LAN, but I think getting one that's quiet enough to run in the lounge would be far too expensive..... Thanks in advance!