Futurelooks has a review of the Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder with built-in 120GB HDD.  More than just a simple PVR, it will allow chapter creation, copying of JPGs and MP3s from DVD to HDD and back, plus simple video editing tools, it may be enough to let you procrastinate for a bit longer, instead of learning Linux and building an HD HTPC.
“HDD/DVD recorders are becoming more and more common in the marketplace. Samsung breaks the mould by introducig a unit that does MORE than just record and play back video! Check this out to see how the DVD-HR720 performs as a PVR and all-in-one media centre.”

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