Summary: This machine is awsome, I'm thinking of buying another one and turning in my rented DVR in to my cable provider. I hooked it up and ran throught the auto channel setup and it found all the basic cable channels as well as all of my local area broadcasted HD channels.
Summary: Have not put this to the full test as yet but what I have so far is just great - a true upgrade from dvd recorders of previous years. Initializing tapes is simplified, finalizing to play in other recorders has been simplified. Dubbing was easy, as was one touch recording.