I picked up a Sony 30 hour model for the bedroom to pick up some of my favorite shows off of satellite. My wife and I were extremely impressed with the functionality of the unit. We use it everyday and record shows we would never get to see due to not getting home on time or the 3 hour time shift in SAT programming. I also love the fact that I can get through a 30 minute program in 22 minutes by skipping the commercials. It has brought some favorite TV programming back into my life. I almost had totally stopped watching TV because of the timing and lack of anything really on at the times I could sit down (late at night in bed) and watch it. Now I pick up Junkyard wars without fail. I can get Ned & Stacy without a hitch and never miss an episode of Frasier. Truly a great piece of equipment.