We finally had to upgrade and buy a new DVD recorder/player for the TV. We were still using VHS, which died, so we got that with the DVD, but we also got a HDD, which I thought was just for the live pause. I didn't even realize at the time what an 80 Gig HDD meant for recording time; I noticed but didn't even think about the implications... only thinking in terms of price and features I guess. So does anyone know if we get 40 Hrs or 20 Hrs, or does this normally come with recording speed selection. I didn't see one yet. Anyway, we try to make things last. And I know that the longer we can hold out, the more we get when we do buy. So when we do finally have to replace items like recording devices and computers, the advances in technology are always so very cool.