I picked this up since this was one of Play.com's weekly offers. It's great - not just for recording television but for recording from other devices too.
I was impressed that it could record my video games footage flawlessly from the composite connectors at the front. Worked great when recording footage from PlayStation 2.
When I used it with the Xbox 360, I thought it only worked in 50hz but tweaking a few options in the DVD recorder's options soon let me begin recording 60hz (some video games only work in this moving image format).
I recommend it if you want an affordable and reliable recording device for your television programmes, camcorder, video games console and more.
The playback works great too for DVDs (you can also watch DivX encoded videos). There's a HDMI port that you can use to upscale your DVDs and also component output ports are there too. Should work well with standard televisions but also with high-definition television sets, thanks to the extra ports.