Hi All, This model it appears is at the end of its production life and is ATM just over £200 at Ebuyer. I want to get rid of my video (if you can remember what that is) and get a hard drive recorder, but I want an EPG. I know some question the reliability of this machine but I get a 12 month warranty so will take my chances, give it a hammering in the first few weeks is best I always find but will it do what I want is the question. I want. 1, An EPG, Guide plus seems to suite me fine, got a new Pace Sky box and do not want Sky+. 2. To record from my DV camera, it has firewire, and do basic editing, and transfer to DVD. I have Pinnacle on my computer if I want serious stuff. Reading up it seems that it will do those jobs ok, but the queries I have are: 1. I understand that you cannot copy to hard drive from DVD but you can with a separate DVD, is that correct ? 2. I am sure that I read that I cannot transfer old video tapes to the drive, I dont mean anything copy protected, I mean stuff I recorded years ago. is that correct. 3. I read of a multiregion hack, has anyone used a hack successfully, not vital but handy feature. 4. How do you get a film to fit if it is too long for the DVD as I am sure I have read that you cannot get the machine to shrink it, lower bit rate stuff, again not a deal breaker but what is the workaround assuming you know you will want to save it to DVD? At the end of the day I dont record that much but the virtues of a hard drive is obvious and with them I may use it a lot more I would think. I appreciate that there are far better machines out their but my needs are pretty basic, but if any one knows of a player with a hard drive, 80GB is plenty for me, that has Guide plus for just over £200 I would be interested. Thanks for reading those that did.