1 Poorly designed and frustratingmantis77 | 12/02/2009 | See all mantis77's reviews (1)I bought this as a first step into the HDD/DVD recorder market, while most features were OK and picture quality was good etc. there was one major flaw: it is impossible to change the channel using the EPG without recording!!I know this sounds stupid, but apparently it was not just a fault on our machine. Despite the fact that the instruction manual told us how to do it, it didn't work. So, I phoned Toshiba's technical support and they told me that this model just doesn't do that!If you cannot use the EPG to choose a channel, that makes the 'pause live TV' function rather useless and it means you still need to keep a set top box for watching TV live (getting rid of this was one of the purposes of buying this product).In the end I have had to send it back, as it is unfit for the purpose I bought it for at a loss of postage one way, I am now hoping that I can buy a machine of a different make that will not disappoint me quite so much.