I made a mistake buying this machine.
1) Only starts record in standby.
2) Freeview guide loses info when you change channel. It is very slow.
3) Can't pause playback for longer than 5 mins, then you lose your place.
4)Information panels poorly designed, waste space available.
5) Doesn't save progam title for recording.
6) Recorded picture quality poor, has many freezes.
7) Delay between pressing button and action.
8) Copy HDD to DVD very slow, takes 25 mins plus for 2 hr program.
To summarise, just awful, there are many more problems, my advice is just avoid it.