Reason for asking is I've just seen one on offer for 20 quid
Really don't know enough about them to reach a decision - I suspect the build quality won't be fantastic at that price, but it might be worth taking a chance. It might also be convenient to have a player that can operate while the recorder is doing something else. My guess is that it was originally more expensive, replaced by a model that includes a digital tuner. And I do like the name; T
What I would do, if I got this, is plug the digital sound cable from my amp into it, and leave the DVD recorder connected via normal stereo leads, since it's only recording from sources that have stereo sound, not 5.1
Later - now ordered, along with a cable and enough batteries and CD cases to keep me going for the next few months.