I have just taken the plunge and bought the above DVD/Hard drive recorder as I have canceled my Sky+ supscription and my Sony DVP-715 DVD is a little old now 1998. I know its an old model but for the money it seems great. Please note that its a 'factory recon/repack' from svp. But when it arrived there is not a mark on it, the remote, cables, DVD/RW, batteries were all in sealed packs, so I couldnt tell it was a repack. Its my first DVD recorder and its great, I have it connected to my Epson TW-10H projector via component and the picture is excellent. It even manages to convert the RGB scart input from Sky to Component out!!!! Although this isnt a great picture, its a bit fuzzy and colour is a bit washed out so I am guessing its actually taking the composite from the sky scart and converting that into component. The hard drive is only 80Gb but its great to record stuff then edit out the adverts and then transfer to DVD. Overall its a great buy, I am very happy with it.