I heard all the hype and bought the Humax 40GB with DVR and spent the $$ on lifetime product subscription and now regret it all. What type of engineering, or lack of, would prompt a vendor only provide a composite input to a device that provides component outputs? These units should have some type of 'modern day' input interface (DVI, component, etc) verses a video technology that is from the original VCR days. Great idea...take a crappy composite signal, off a high def box, and make it record from that is just plain stupid. Also, someone should' a thunk this one out too...using a cable box to get the channels from the cable (Comcast) and then force you to watch it if you want to record the channel. Sure I can do the double-connection deal and watch through a VCR or the TV tuner, but that provides to premium cable channels. I could have done better in my basement with rabbit ears, a 13" TV and a toothbrush. BTY... advertising this as a 40GB recording device is scandalous. That is only for the lowest quality and the quality is so poor. The lowest, useable viewing quality level gives about half of the advertised storage, if that. Pissed? Yup!