PVR or DVD? - ifithelps
...I eventually purchased a Digihome 80GB Freeview recorder I can't be living with that flippin fan.

That surprises me, I have one in the caravan and brother has one in his house, the fan on neither machines runs very often.

In fact, reason bro' bought his was because of the silent operation of the one in the caravan.

Never had a problem with recordings, although it's not unknown for Freeview itself to stutter now and again.

Was the ebuyer recorder reconditioned, or somesuch? They were about £80/£90.

Might be worth trying another Digihome if you see a brand new one in a shop, although I can understand why you wouldn't want to.

The larger the hard drive, the more likely it is to suffer from fan noise.