Does anyone yet have any comment to make about JVC's new DVD recorder, the DR-M100? This is the updated version of the DR-M10. As one of the unlucky DR-M10 users plagued by the DR-M10's infamous 'loading bug', I am anxious about taking the plunge and ordering the DR-M100, but on the other hand I have yet to find an alternative machine that fits the bill. I am keen on using DVD-RW as my main disk type, as I still have lots of blank ones lying around, and plenty of films that I still want to watch recorded in this format. I would never be able to get on with the clunky editing on DVD+RWs, so I am certainly not impressed by Sony's much vaunted 'dual capability'. DVD-RAMs seemed quite expensive last time I looked (admittedly this was a while ago), but if I was going to go for dual capability I would take the JVC route of DVD-RW and DVD-RAM. I need an i.link, for DV input from my camcorder. However, I am swimming against the tide in that I do NOT want a hard drive in my DVD recorder. This is because I have a hard drive in my Freeview box, which is my main source, and this is much more convenient because when you are looking through the EPG to find out what is on, you can just press a button and the machine will record it; no need to insert disks, check recording times, check correct input is selected etc. With these constraints I have looked at the following options: The Pioneer DVR320 looked promising, but has been discontinued. Probably I could still get hold of one somewhere, but in any case, it did not have component video output (and hence no progressive scan). The release of the new Sony GX210 has been marred by a fault with the RGB input, as covered elsewhere in this forum. I assume that this will be sorted out soon, but it has other limitations. It is very limited in recording lengths for DVD-RWs (i.e. nothing between 2 and 4 hours) and cannot do 'synchro edit' (i.e. start recording automatically when an external source turns itself on by timer). Also it cannot do chasing playback, although this is not a major problem for me. Finally, editing is not very clean on this machine. If you put an edit mark in one place, the actual edit is done in a slightly different place, and there is no preview of the edit to let you check it. When you play it back, there is a freeze for a moment at the editing point which is ugly. The Sony GX700 has also been discontinued and does not play jpegs from CD-R. Also I suspect it would have similar problems to the GX210 when it comes to editing. (On the other hand I believe the Sonys both give very good pictures when you play commercial DVDs.) All of this makes the new DR-M100 look potentially attractive. I would like to have RGB input, and in many threads others have complained that the old JVC DR-M10 did not accept an RGB input, which puzzles me as the manual clearly says, on p. 18, that line 1 CAN accept RGB input(see http://www.jvc.co.uk/files/instruction_manual/lpt0901-001b.pdf ). Anyway, JVC tell me that the DR-M100 will have RGB input into one of the SCARTs (but I am not accepting this as gospel...). The DR-M100 doesn't appear to have any of the other limitations alluded to above, and in particular editing on DVD-RWs seems very clean. Admittedly the D/A converter is only 10 bit (rather than 12 bit in Sony machines), but the DR-M10 seemed to me to give a very good picture, and I would imagine that the DR-M100 will be at least as good. Given that the 'loading bug' was widespread amongst DR-M10s, and worryingly sometimes took many months to declare itself, I would not even consider getting another one of these, in spite of its excellent functions. JVC tell me that this problem has been addressed and that the DR-M100 will not be affected, but then they would say that wouldn't they? Does anyone yet have experience with the DR-M100? Are there any experts out there who are prepared to speculate as to whether this machine could also end up being plagued by the 'loading bug'? Is there another obvious choice of machine that I have not considered (Toshiba, Liteon...)? Any comments gratefully received!