Because my DVD recorder had just busted, I now feel I need a cover plan for the new recorder but at the same time I'm also not sure if it's worth buying. after searching around, I think Dixons actually offers the cheapest and one of the most comprehensive cover plan. Their GX300 now costs £200 and a 5 years cover is £60. GX210 costs 230 (price-match) and its 5 years cover is £90. My local Sony centre is offering both GX210 and GX300 at same price - £230 with free 3 years warranty. but this doesn't cover accidental damage and postage if I have to sent it back. However, I can choose to pay another £40 to extend the covers to 5 years with accidental & damage cover.( but I still have to pay for delivery charges if any.) However, the problem with Sony Centre's warranty is that I won't get any paper to prove what the sales said to me is true. (I might end up paying other hidden charges!?) I asked if I can have a copy of T&C and the guy replied: "there isn't any, the warranty is with us, so you just bring it back with the receipt and we'll sort out everything." My question is: 1. What do you guys think of the life-span of DVD recorder? 2 3 4 5 years? 2. Is accidental damage cover useful? (if not, then maybe I shouldn't be so fussy and should just get the one is Sony centre?) 3. maybe I should just find the cheapest deal on the internet and forget about extra cover plan? PS: I know many has found GX210 to have RGB problems, but I though I can always report the fault in few month time and get them to fix it. I don't mind use composite right now though. I apreciate your help and opinions. Thanks in advance.