One alternative to people wanting a combo VHS/DVD/HDD: how about all three functions, with dual digital tuners, dual timers and dual DVD recorders, for about $500 new? A Toshiba D-VR660 VHS/DVD *and* a Magnavox H2160MW9. Both being Funai built, the menus, timers and tuners all work pretty much the same, but to my surprise, the remotes do not interfere with each other, so I can work with one, while the other machine, sitting on the adjacent shelf, does not react to the first machine's remote.
Prior to getting the Maggy a couple months ago, I used a Super VHS machine to record material off the air that I wanted to edit before burning to DVD. Comparing DVDs dubbed from the Maggy's HD to those dubbed from S-VHS, the difference is night and day. There is so much less video noise in the recordings from the Maggy that I hope the dozen programs I had used the S-VHS on get rerun so I can rerecord them. Soon as I get some other projects cleared up, the S-VHS VCRs and tapes are going on the auction block.