Hi, I'm certainly no expert, but have narrowed my search to these two machines. I just want it for watching and recording, not editing a great deal really. It seems to me that the Panasonic gets great reviews, as does the Toshiba, and there is little between them. One thing I'd like to clarify however. Sky doesn't have a timer to change channels, but it appears the Toshiba might be able to change channel for you. Is that correct? Does the Panasonic do this also and just how noisy is the Toshiba's fan? Any comments on the above or other things would be most appreciated.