I have just been reading the Dec 2004 issue of Essential Hifi and Home Cinema dedicated to DVD recorders. The Philips recorders seem to be doing very very well in there as regards unique features and overall value. I am still toying with the idea of buying the HDRW 725. The JVC DR MH30 caught my eye, simply because it has all the desirable features i want, including the -R format which the Philips lacks. My other major point on the features list is integration with SKY digiboxes. The JVC seems to have a sat control function which chnages the channel on the digibox to make recordings. Has anyone had any experience of this feature? I called JVC customer service and their response to me was that this feature doesn't work with the SKY digiboxes. Is that true? My only other option then is the Toshiba XS32, which also seems to have the sat control feature. Any helpful comments will be appreciated.