It's been a year since I purchased my Pan E100 HDD/DVD Recorder (how time flies!) and overall I've been very pleased with it. The quality of recordings it produces has been superb for both off air and VHS transfers. The build quality is also excellent and it gets heavy usage and I've never had a problem with it (touches wood!). However, like most av purchases there are a few features that I miss that get overlooked when worrying too much about the run of the mill stuff like size of HDD, connectivity, prog scan, DVd format, pic quality etc. Things you wished you looked out for but will remember next time, although a year ago there wasn't as much choice as there is now. The following are definatley what I'd look for if and when I upgrade and any new potential buyers of a HDD/DVD Recorder should take note.... (I'm not going to include obvious features like DVB tuner, 5.1 audio recording etc) Able to manually add own chapter markers to DVD-Rs. Menu screen that shows chapters/thumbnails and NOT just prog titles on DVD-Rs. Option to include the 'ws flag' on DVD-Rs. (the lack of this on the E100 annoys me more than anything as I always have to use th PC to do it ) Be able to use other features on the recorder when it's dubbing from HDD > DVD. Be able to see the passthru RGB signal whilst in Timer mode. Open/close tray button on the remote. (needed more than you might think, although my Pronto can do it now and it's a Godsend!) Quicker start up time. I'm sure most of these will be available on some of the current models. What 'not so obvious' features do you miss from yours?