Good in a sprint but not a marathon.
I purchased this product approx 3 years ago. I assumed that due to it being Sony that the product would last a long time especially when it has only been used sparingly. It has now decided to have a mind of its own. The timer advance is constantly on, i cannot change channels as it thinks it is gearing up to record something that it isnt. The system will not allow me to do a channel search either automatically or manually. Overall no bad for the first 2/3 years but wouldnt you know it when the warranty runs out the thing starts playing up. If this is the case with most modern technology of this sort i would personally advise buying a similar cheaper brand. I expected much better from Sony.