Well I made the plunge for a DVD/HDD Recorder, and thought long and hard about the JVC MH30, but opted for the Panasonic E95, due to Panasonic's brand, comprehensive feature list and the abiilty to view my images via SD Card, as well as the 160GB, and RGB input/output. Having read some of the threads from Ovenglove, he certainly has listed some of my smaller issues with this deck, i.e. Timer Record button, inability to do anything with the HDD (except playback a title) during a HDD record, and the deck not showing the remaining time for a title (All inexcusable !). However, I'm able to live with most of that, as the deck is a huge step-up from VCR's. But 2 issues are testing this believe. The first is STB control. I know whis could never be done in the VCR world, but is there anyway to make the E95, change the channel on my NTL digibox during a timer record on AV2 (My NTL channel). The second is that when I'm dubbing(transferring) to DVD-R/RAM in normal speed only, I cannot watch anything on my NTL digibox, until the transfer has completed. I have a SCART (NTL Digibox TV --> TV AV2), and a SCART (E95 AV1 ----> TV AV1), and a SCART (E95 AV2 ---> NTL Digibox DVD/VCR). I've read a similar issue on one thread where Pin 8 needed to be taken out ?. Currently the only way around this at the moment is to always remove the SCART from the NTL Digibox. Not great ! Both these issues are areas that I would appreciate any help. I'm possibly thinking about changing to Sky+, but any thoughts in the meantime ?