Alright, well I've done my searching on this topic so as to not annoy, but either I'm incompetant or all the posts are old enough such that I think a new one may be in order. So here goes. I'm looking for a DVD recorder to possibly get this Christmas, in the price range given. Does anyone have any recommendations as to a pretty decent player for the money? I would love to have a model with component inputs. And this is going to sound really stupid, but are there any (good) players with a hard drive for $300? I've been convinced that it would be nice, but I don't need it. Well, that ought to do it. Thanks very much for your help!