Been using one of these for 3 months now, mainly to transfer a mountain of old home video VHS tapes to DVD. It does this quite well through easy to use menus and the resultant quality is good, however, the software/firmware seems very 'buggy'.
1. Going into record mode when pressing 'stop' on the remote control
2. Losing hi-fi stereo output from tape playback (a power-off restores this)
3. Failing to record timed programs off-air (with or without PDC enabled)
4. Locking up completely (a power-off restores this)
I've loaded the latest system software (November 2004) but without much improvement. Not sure if the problems are down to software or if there is a hardware fault, waiting for the next release from Philips before deciding on my next move.