Having just bouight the latest HD TV and finding, like most of them, it wont actualy receive HD channels, I got this as a perfect 'front-end' for the TV. It transformed my viewing. 1080P (or i) is no problem and once you get used to certain idiosyncracies it is a wonderful unit. I spent far more on the Toshiba drive which makes it superb. Only downside compared with the £250 machines is, obviously, you only get to record one channel at a time. I just switch to the native TV to watch something else.