I have had my XS34 for almost two weeks now, and I am hugely impressed. For example I setup today to record Ice Station Zebra. Being a little distracted, I assumed it would be around two hours duration. So to be on the safe side I set it for 2.5 hours. It turned out to be almost 3 hours (with adverts and trailer)! No problem, with the XS34 I was able to hit the EXTEND button a few times to add 45 minutes of recording time. Things I like: * I can set the timer, but don't have to turn the machine off or put it in timer mode to make the recording happen. * I can just hit record if something pops up on screen. * Timeslip is just fab. * The selection of ready composed menus is lovely. * The satelite control on timer recordings. * The timebar. * Chapter divide whilst watching the recording. * The who awesome editing suite. * Picture in Picture. * The fab remote (so glad it has not been dumbed down). This is a real enthusiast's machine. I just wish it had EPG for satellite. This is a great machine.