I expect more of the 2004 Pio 520s to be available. I liken or compare the situation of these great recorders to the 2002 Panasonic XP-30 PLAYERS at the middle to end of 2003. Not a great number were produced, it turned out to be a great unit and at the end you could pick them up fairly inexpensively. These Pioneers do not have the TV Guide crap, do record fantastic video, AND have a great graphic interface. Of course they do not do XP+ or dual layer as their successors but if you can pick up a unit for $300 bucks or less it is a deal.