my parents live in Taranaki (new plymouth) and have a freeview set top box (without a recorder) and they are still using an old school VHS player to record onto VCR tapes. The problem is the tape player cannot go up to channel 10 and only works on channels 1-3. Moreover it only has mono sound and is barely audible.
I have recommended to move to DVD/hard drive recorder.
Personally i think a hard drive recorder would be more easy to use and they won't have to worry about buying millions of DVD's. So im looking for recommendations as to which dvd or hard drive recorder for freeview would be good to buy?
thanks for all help, and additional details : tv is a sony http://www.sony.co.in/product/klv-32cx420
some people say u can record out of the USB drive port, but i have tried and it does not work unfortunately.