Thought I would start a thread for people who bought this to specifically post reviews. Unforetunately I cant do a comparison as this is my first DVR so I may over egg it. So far I have recorded from Sky played with Time slip and gone through all the main menus (library, edit, cointent and rec). Starting at the beginning: Plumbing Set up was a breeze. Starts off in setup screen where you auto tune and autoset time. The hardest thing is determining the best way to plumb if you have lots of kit. In this respect the Tosh is quite handy in that it has 3 outputs (scart,componant and svideo/composite). This allowed me to connect to projector, TV and video sender without a splitter. I used the RGB out of sky as AV2 in as well as coax to AV amp and was ready to rumble. Only thing to note is interference on RF coax. Will investigate this further tonight. Another funny was when I switch the unit off it doesnt do RGB pass thru. But in its off state I can still use the Sat Moni (satelite monitor) button and then it switches through. So it does pass through but not by default, unlike Toshiba VCRs, which uses Sat moni when on, but passes through when off. Last thing is RGB and componant are mutually exclusive, but thus was a feature of my Sony 735 so maybe its a standard problem. In other words I have to switch betwen the two and cany have both on (ie watching through projector as wellas TV (in RGB can still watch it using composite). Remote Remote seems logical. Video plus and setup button are under a flap. My experience of flaps is they soon weaken and I use video plus by default on VCR and so far have tinkered a lot with Setup. However I will be transferring the majority of remote functions to my mosaic. From the small usage I have had the remote seems very good and most screens show you which remote buttons are relevant. Switching between RAM and HDD a breeze as they are the biggest buttons. Setup options Comprehensive, but notice that Recording DNR and black level options on US model are missing. WOuld have thought DNR on recording useful when recording from old VHS and Svideo sources. May email Toshiba as to why. I bet the functionality is there, just the menu option is locked. Also cant help feeling some of the setup options will be changed regularly and its a faff to "lift flap"-"press setup"-"find appropriate setup menu"-"find appropriate option"-"set appropriate value"-close flap. Even using remote macros on mosaic, itll take 3-4 seconds. A lot are on quick menu, but a lot arent (in my case changing AV2 out will be a pain when I want to use projector). Menus Navi menu. Dont think I will use this although I can see my wife using it. It basically provides a more intuitive way to steer you to the other menus. The quick menu is excellent and is the equivelent of the right mouse click in windows (i note the microsoft logo on box and can only assume they wrote the OS). Its context sensitive and provides you with the options you need at the time. Even in the short time ive played, if i cant find what i want its in quick menu. Rec menu is what most VCRs call the programme screen. You obviously programme in it. Nothing new here other than greater flexibility in regular programming (eg an option for each day of the week every week, mon-fr,i mon sat and sun to at). Very easy. Title is date and time. Quick menu allows you to change this as well as all the parameters. No Timer+rec button to put into timer mode. It just does it. Within 10 mins I had programmed the soaps and nickleodeon kids progs. Took very little time and was nice to know that was it, never to be programmed again Content menu is great. Allows you to title, categorise and thumbnail programmes (auto thuimbnails according to specified time, but allows frame accurate thumbs). Also allows screen grabbing for use as menu back grounds. Will burn a DVD tonight to see how well this looks. Library menu. Not enough stuff to make use of this, once I start archiving I know this will come into its own, tellking me which disc has what programme. Edit menu. Looked intuitive, will play tonight as I intend to "author" first home movies. Timeslip How have I survived without this. I thought this was a trick benefit of DVR but can see its value. Used it last night so I could go off and deal with a "woken child" and it worked a treat. Took 10 secs to sort itself (a screen comes up saying preparing to timeslip, but the timeslip starts fom when you pressed the button, not when the screen disappears, so you dont lose anything. Maybe this is to prevent timeslips of less than 10 seconds which would be pointless. Instant replay and skip then worked a treat. If people are interested I will take some screen shots of the GUI, which looks great, is of PC standard and is transparantly overlayed over picture. Even transparancy is a setting. Overall so far So far I am 99% pleased. I think if something meets 85%of your expectations you are onto a winner. At this price itll never be 100%. The 1% is niggles rather than pains and mostly the RGB/componant switching. Setting up the proj is a ceremony as it is, this is another ritual in that process. The RF interference if insolvable will reduce it by a few more %. Not sure if the whole package is intuitive as I work with computers and I read the manual in advance, so it may appear easier than it should. Hope this helps anyone on the fence.