I have got 1 DVR8000 recently and I feel so great on its performance. Its featured with TV tuner and recording DVD+/RW+ discs. This monster machine could also record TV channel and if you use DVDRW then you basically don't need a video recorder no more! it also plays multi-region DVDs as well as Mpeg4s. Honestly cost of a video tape is just around the price of a DVDRW+ disc. What a great alternative and its only cost me £145! I have also heard that Yamada will release or probably released a better range in 8000 series which is slimmer design, with TV Plus function and DV link digital output! What a Cool model and value for money indeed!!!