I have just recieved my DMR-HS2 unit here in New Zealand this week and am having a great time with it. However I have one question. When should that fan module on the back of the unit start to run? I have burned 20 minutes to a RAM disc and recorded a program off TV to the hard drive without hearing or feeling any eflux from the fan. Apart from that I can only say this is the best piece of kit I have used in a long time. I have had excellent results and am very pleased with it. It was interesting to note that when copying through 'firewire' from my SONY DHR-1000 DV deck that once I stopped and then wished to start copying another DV program I had to switch the DV deck off and on again before the picture would return to the screen. I know this problem is mentioned in the manual. However when copying from my SONY SLV825 VHS deck via the rear AV2 scart no such problem occurred, strange? Any helpful explanations would be of great interest.