Looking for your thoughts on it. Bought my daughter the old 9010 a few years back & she's always been happy with it, though I've never heard it & now a friend wants the 8040 which S&V Mag. seem to give a pretty good review on. No I can't really talk him out of JVC because he wants to use the compulink feature & he won't move up to JVC's higher line because they don't have PLIIx plus he doesn't want to spend that much money. Thanks in advance.