Yesterday, I returned my Philips HDRW720 and got a Toshiba XS32. Having used both, I have to say that the Tosh is a much better machine. The PQ is clearly better than in the Philips. I cannot tell the difference with the normal TV broadcast. Also all the recording and editing menus are outstanding, and give you freedom to make virtually anything. There is only one thing in which the Philips is better: the fan was much much SILENT. I guess you cannot have everything. Is there any way to reduce the level of fan noise? Enclosing it somewhere???? Anyway, I strongly recommend the Tosh to both record from TV and archive tapes. Kisses. Rebecca.