There is an interesting article in this months "What video" magazine with an interview from a guy at Pioneer. I don't have the article in front of me but basically he says Pioneer has no plans to introduce a DVD or DVD/HDD recorder with Freeview as they would be too expensive to manufacture for only the UK market and with the wide choice of external freeview decoders they don't see the point. Fair comment by Pioneer but I now will not be buying any of their DVD/HDD recorders and will now wait for the Panasonic and Sony models. It'll be interesting to see how long this reluctance to release a freeview enabled recorder will last as we approach analogue shutdown in 2008 and Sony and Panasonic release freeview enabled recorders. If Sony and Panasonic can do it for the UK market why can't Pioneer? Is there market share so small to make it unviable. If so, a little bit of innovation might have increased their sales and market penetration. Imagine if they had released a DVD/HDD recorder with Freeview 6-12 months ago, regarldess or price they would have probably sold lots of hardware.