I have a BBK model which is useful for keeping the dust off the shelf on which it sits. Never buy their products if you want them to work after the warranty has expired.
I see that there is a good choice of hard disk-based DVD recorders from brand names for under $3000. Pioneer, Panasonic and recently Grundig. In fact the Grundig comes with a 250GB drive for that price whereas the others only offer 160GB. Does anyone have experience of these models?