Hi all. I am about to take the plunge and purchase my first DVD recorder. My essential criteria are: good picture quality, hard drive, ilink in (so I can transfer footage from my Sony camcorder), the ability to view JPEGs from a CDR, and low fan noise. My budget is in the region of £300-£350. After a fair bit of research, I have narrowed it down to two main contenders - the Toshiba RDXS34 and the Pioneer DVR520H. All the reviews and comments I've read regarding the Toshiba XS34 (and it's predecessor the XS32) seem to concur that picture quality is excellent, but a number of people seem to have had problems with excessive fan noise. The majority of reviews I've read of the Pioneer seem to agree that picture quality is very good, but a handful are of the opinion that it is relatively poor (this month's What Hi Fi Sound&Vision for example). On this forum, Rasczak - who clearly knows his stuff! - seems to be of the opinion that the Pioneer is the lesser of the two machines in this respect. At the moment though, I'm tending towards the Pioneer, because of the fan noise issue. One or two people have mentioned that fan noise can be a problem with this machine as well, but it doesn't seem to be as significant as with the Toshiba. This is a major factor for me in making my decision. What are people's views as to the relative merits of these units? I'd be particularly interested to hear from owners of the Pioneer 520 (and 320/420) and their views on picture quality.