I changed 900 with a new 910 model. What is new? 1. It has DIVIDE function. 2. It has PLAYLIST. 3. Smart chaptering - I recorded some program but I still can't understand where the recorder puts chapters and why. 4. GUI is blue instead of grey. And it is better organized. 5. Timer is not concern to me, so I haven't check number of events. 6. The recording speed 2,5h. But no flex recording. 7. Playback 1,5x speed with sound, but the sound is higher (not as JVC). 8. Records DVD+R DL. The recording and playback quality are superb, as expected. I have tested myself Panasonic 500, JVC 30, Philips 720. My opinion is that this SONY model has most friendly GUI and menu. And now the editing functions are as on Panasonic or JVC. I am happy with he upgrade. The only thing I don't like is the design, previous was better.