I have seen this recorder as listed in the title, and wondered if anyone has anything to say about it? Seems a good deal, or am I missing something? I don't need an all whistles recorder, just something that does the same job as a vcr. Though an EPG would be nice ( if there is such a thing on recorders?). And one final question, if a recorder has firewire on it, can you attach a laptop with same connector and use it as a kind of external 'burner'? Cheers, Dean.