SONY HD TV RECORDER SVR-HDT1000
Sony, $479 sony.com.au ★★★★ The London Olympic Games will be the first broadcast in 3D, making this Sony 3D TVrecording device particularly suited to the job. The HDT1000 arrives with a 1TB drive capable of storing up to 140 hours of high- definition TV shows, as well as two HD tuners for recording two programs at once. The device is stylish and wellconnected, with the ability to connect a USB stick or an external hard drive if its terabyte offer isn’t enough to store it all. Clearly labelled controls, such as Rec and Rec Stop, make operating this settop box easier for first- time personal video recorder users, and TV shows are listed in a seven- day programming guide. Advanced users may be disappointed that this unit does not deliver picture- in- picture capability for previewing channels when searching the guide, but it’s an otherwise comprehensive offering.