I have now had my play tv hooked up for a year and a half now. I find it great to use and have even got the wife to use it. I would recomend getting the sony remote to make it more user friendly. The upscaling is great and dont feel the need to upgrade to HD as this isnt far off. A larger hard drive is ideal but not essential, it takes aprox. 1gb for an hour of recording. I love my play tv and with the new series link update iminate its five stars from me.