I saw this in an advert on the Guardian website. My interest piqued by the brief description coupled with the £12.95 price tag (it later transpired that it was only the accessory SD card being sold for £12.95), I thought I'd take a look.
And, even at £39.95, it looks quite good. Records Freeview (with pause and rewind), plays DivX, records straight to SD card, can be connected to a USB hard drive.
I'm really trying to figure out what the catch is. Granted, it will almost certainly be rather... quirky, but the reviews seem pretty good overall. I know these "reader offers" are usually just a way to sell overpriced, poorly-made tat, but this one looks like it might just be worth a punt.
I know one of the reviews on that page is very negative, but I suppose you could always pay by credit card and do a chargeback if it's that knackered.
Anyway, please discuss