Does anyone have one of these recorders which they are completely happy with, and where everything works as it should, and there are no software problems? The main makes to look at I've found is: Sony Philips Panasonic Pioneer I have a Philips VCR at the moment and like all it's features and how they interact with each other. A lot of thought as gone into how a consumer would use their VCR. My brother on the other hand as a Sony VCR and I'm glad I haven't got one of the those. One irritating feature of the Sony is that when a recording is in progress, you can't input a timer recording for a later date, without stopping the current recording first. How stupid is that? So I'm not too sure which make to go for. I've heard that the Philips 720 model as got some software problems and that there are problems with all the others aswell. Digital recorders are great, but only if they work, at least with my analogue Philips recorder, I have 100% reliability (unless I do a mistake) which does not seem the case with these new digital recorders.