I've had mine just for a few days now. Things I thought would be included are zoom, eject from the remote. remaining time on the recorder and mute button! Ther remote is ok but why hide some of the most important controls under the flap ??! Do these features exist on the Philips R80 ? 8hrs also on this model, wonder what the quality is like ?! The time slip feature is clever but you can't use it of course without a disk and you have to be recording.. 4hr mode is not bad, better than LP on VHS, 6hr could be ok but it changes anything you record to a film like effect - what is the reason technically ? Recs made on SP 2hr mode is IMO indistinguishable from the original. The 2hrs time limit is not enough though if you want to make archives from 3 -5 hr tapes. I hope in a few years there will be DVD recorders which will allow 6hrs plus of DVD quality on a DVD - possible or not ?