Maybe this is the ultimate recorder? Big HD, copies onto any format, mfg by a well-known drive maker. Your opinion welcome...I'm trying to decide between a Panasonic e85 and this Lite-on. I have a satellite dish, so I assume I'd put this recorder between the Satellite set-top box and the TV. The problem with timer recording is that I'd need to set the Recorder (Lite-On or Panny) to Chanel 3, then physically put the satellite on the right channel prior to recording. Doesn't anyone make a recorder capable of recording from satellite channels? Sorry for the rant.