Nice statement, this one: Our leadership in the DVD recorder category allows us to continually develop new features to improve the quality and simplify the recording of digital video," said Philip Abram, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics’ I bough Sony’s “ast edition” of DVD recorder with a 160 GB HDD, the RDR-HX900. Nice device, excelent image, no problems so far, except for one stupid detail: Using DVD-RW you are able to make playlists and to cut files into separate parts. If you record to the HDD, you are not able to do the same. No playlists, no possibility to cut files into parts to record to DVD at maximum quality. The possibilities are there, and I’m sure a simple firmware update could aloow it, but Sony is too big to listen to you…they prefer you to buy a new piece of hardware and they will add the facility by the time they do one of the two semi-annual reshuffle of their product list. HDMI was a known interface when they started to sel HX900, by November 2004, and not something new as they now pretend.