I have had my HDR-FOX T2 a day... and sweated a little during that time. There are a number of absolutely basic things, all covered in this forum, that I wish I had known in advance. In case it stops anyone else from panicking when they unpack the box and plug in, these 'obvious' things are: 1 You need an RF coaxial (male-female, or male-male + connector) lead, so that you can watch the TV in 'TV mode' with the Hummy on standby. Why don't Humax include one in the box. Topfield did, when I bought my Toppy years ago? 2 You need to turn the standby power option to "off", via the Menus, to be able to achieve 1. 3 The Hummy doesn't obviously turn on, but stays in standby mode, when performing a scheduled recording with the TV off, whether it was in 'Hummy HDMI' mode or 'TV mode' mode when turned off. This was particularly disconcerting for me, as my Toppy clearly fired up when performing a scheduled recording. 4 The Hummy happily does a scheduled recording while watching TV in 'TV mode' - given 3, kind of logical. I hope the above is clear. My apologies for using some non-technical expressions, but I am not a technical person. David.