I offered to source a suitable dvd recorder (including freeview) for my other half's Granny and Granda. Given their age (in their seventies); the machine had to be easy to operate but at the same time have everything they required.
In a nut shell....after approx 1 hr from connecting the machine to their recently purchased Samsung TV; the machine was up and running AND they were up to speed with the main functions!
Great picture; fantastic viewing facility of recordings and very very easy to operate including the choice of being able to record to either dvd R or hard drive.
I would highly recommend this machine.