How do you decide which low-cost digital video recorder is best for your use in professional development, technical assistance, dissemination, and service delivery activities? There are many good choices and new brands and models appear very frequently and current models are updated or discontinued all the time. The model that will be best for you depends on your purposes for using video and the features that you need or want. This document may help you get an idea of which features are most important to you, reports on a comparison of a number of popular models, and offers some recommendations. I update this document periodically, so please send me any late-breaking news or experiences that you have.