I am very impressed with the EPG feature on this machine. My only concern, apart from it being a Philips machine is that I haven't come across a multiregion version of the recorder. Can anyone advise as to whether there is any such thing? I am looking for a hard drive recorder. The Panasonics do not look nice at all, in fact I am of the opinion that they look dated and so are the Toshibas. The Sony's look nice but are expensive. I am wary of other features like quality of pictue etc etc. I may have to end up settling for the Pioneer 520 or the Philips. Any ideas?