I picked one up a couple of weeks ago, after reading plenty of threads on here - thanks to everyone for their advice. I got it from Costco Oldham (last one!) for £325-ish (after VAT). I couldn't find anyone online with a cheaper one in stock - and I was impatient! Here are my first impressions: The manual is big, badly translated and not much help! Setting up was OK though, most things are self explanatory. I've not done any editing or anything yet. All I've done so far is record to the HDD, I wonder if/when I'll use the DVD recorder (probably for archiving only). It came with a DVD-RAM disk and all the leads I needed. The pic quality is great - indistinguishable from real TV, and much better than VHS. Timeslip is great. LOVE IT! Easy, works well. It will control my Sky box (a Pace), very nice touch, and the feature which convinced me to get this over the competition. Very handy, and works very well. It IS noisy in use. Not hugely, but quite distracting when nothing else is on. So far I feel I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do, but I'm very pleased with it.