I am considering buying either a SONY RDR-HX900 or HX1000 or a PIONEER DVR-720H. I have a Pioneer PDP-434HDE, Pioneer DV-969AVi and Pioneer VSX-AX5i-G. My main requirements are: hard disk size, ease of use, format compatability and of course picture quality. Since I will be more than likely using the 969 to view any recordings I will not be using it as my main source as a player. Cost is also not really a concern. I would prefer a player with i-link to avoid buying additional cables. Most of the major magazines are raving about the new SONY however I am curious as to how the Pioneer performs. Any advice? cheers.